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China's med tech firms see innovation necessary

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17-Apr-15 Innovation will become increasingly necessary for Chinese medical technology companies in the next five years, according to a survey of medical technology company executives. China's med tech companies are trailing telecom and pharmaceutical firms when it comes to innovating. [image: China Daily Europe]

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Myanmar looks to Milwaukee as it builds healthcare infrastructure

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15-Apr-15 Representatives from Myanmar's Ministry of Health have toured the cardiac care department at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, to gain knowledge and solutions as it seeks to build its own emerging healthcare infrastructure. They also plan to visit med tech companies Varian, Medtronic and Hill-Rom, and hospitals Mayo Clinic and The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano. [image: Biz Times]

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Australian innovation repairs holes in the heart

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02-Apr-15 Researchers in Australia have developed CardioCel, a life-saving heart patch for the repair and reconstruction of cardiovascular defects. The flexible patch works like human tissue to cover holes in the heart, thereby eliminating the need for repeat surgery. [Image: The Sydney Morning Herald]

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Abbott India launches flash glucose monitoring system

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02-Apr-15 Matthew Bates, Senior Director at Abbott Diabetes Care, said India is the first country where the professional version of its flash glucose monitoring assessment tool is being launched. The round sensor, slightly larger than a Rs10 coin, is water-resistant and disposable, and is attached to the upper arm of a patient by a self-adhesive pad. [image: Deccan Herald]

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