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A*Star-NUS centre for research imaging opens

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11-Nov-15 Singapore's first national platform for research imaging in diseases such as dengue and tuberculosis has been opened. It is part of the Government's efforts to boost investment in health and biomedical sciences. The centre will be the first in Southeast Asia to use latest technologies like the MR/PET scanner. [image: Clinical Imaging Research Centre]

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Validic grows internationally, enhances mHealth offering

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05-Nov-15 US-based digital health platform provider Validic has announced a slew of achievements over the last year, including new customers, 68% more integrated devices and applications, and international expansion. The company says it is now "reaching more than 160 million lives in 47 countries" and has built a presence in 11 countries, spanning Asia, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. [image: Validic]

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Hanoi promotes high-tech application in health care

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30-Oct-15 Hanoi’s health sector has focused on developing high-quality medical techniques over the last five years. Saint Paul, a leading hospital in the city, has earmarked funding for modern equipment and advanced technologies, focusing on thoracic endoscopic surgery, treatment of digestive and urologic diseases, brain tumor surgery and analgesic treatments for cancer patients. [image: VNA]

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Price not enough for China medtech exporters

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29-Oct-15 China's healthcare products exports have increased by 18% a year since 2008, reaching nearly USD13 bn in 2014. Medical device exporters - including Microport, Mindray, Kanghui, Wego and Andon - are not only targeting Western countries but emerging markets as well. Chinese brands are perceived as competitive on price and quality, but viewed less favorably on value and reliability. [image: Reuters]

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Indian healthcare platform Practo enters Malaysia

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28-Oct-15 A month after launching in Indonesia, Practo, a healthcare platform headquartered in India, has entered the Malaysian market, with products available for both doctors and patients to use. Doctors across more than 350 clinics and 500 doctors listed in Kuala Lumpur are listed on the platform. [image: Notey]

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