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Fujitsu develops sound system to monitor elderly living alone

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12-May-15 Elderly people can now be monitored by a new system that detects everyday sounds without violating their privacy. Developed by Fujitsu, the system uses microphones connected to a data centre which alerts family members or a security firm if an abnormality is detected. Fujitsu said it only sends wavelengths, ensuring that conversations cannot be heard by third parties. [image: The Asahi Shimbun]

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Device companies launch Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association

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24-Apr-15 Industry players are teaming up to create the first medical device industry association focused solely on Asia. The member companies of the just-launched Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association (APACMed) include Abbott, Baxter, B. Braun, Becton Dickinson, Boston Scientific, Cardinal Health, GE Healthcare, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Philips, Siemens, Stryker and Zimmer. [image: APACMed]

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Nine healthcare developments to watch in Latin America

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01-May-15 Latin America's healthcare market is evolving in ways that present new opportunities for foreign firms willing to invest in the region. Four key themes driving changes are demographic shifts, chronic diseases, technology innovations and policy changes. Five key opportunities include rapid pharma sales growth, increasing dominance of generics, consolidation of pharmacies, over 16,000 hospitals, and unchallenged demand for imported med tech. [image: Global Health Intelligence]

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mClinica enters the doctor’s office with strategic investment in Medix

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21-Apr-15 Singapore-based healthtech start-up mClinica has acquired a stake in cloud-based clinic management service Medix for an undisclosed sum. By partnering with mClinica, which maintains digital networks of pharmacies across Asia, Medix will gain operational expertise and access to mClinica’s client base, which includes some of the world’s largest healthcare companies. [image: Tech In Asia]

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Singapore, Korea tie up to train medical technologies talent

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29-Apr-15 Singapore-Stanford Biodesign (SSB) and Dongguk University (DU) have inked a three-year "SSB-Korea Innovation Partnership" (SKIP) which will develop talent in medical technologies innovation. It also aims to gain insights into the medtech ecosystems in Singapore, Korea as well as the region. [image: The Straits Times]

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