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Intuitive Surgical teams with Chinese company on lung cancer

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03-Oct-16 Intuitive Surgical is expanding into robotic-assisted catheter-based medical devices through a JV with Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical. These devices will use IP from Intuitive Surgical and will focus on diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer. R&D and manufacturing will take place in Shanghai. Intuitive Surgical will oversee distribution outside China while the JV will be in charge within China. [image: Asian Scientist Magazine]

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Singapore medical group expanding in China

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02-Oct-16 A pioneering Singapore fertility expert will head efforts to help Chinese women who find it hard to conceive, by setting up medical centres in China. They set up their first in Xiamen two years ago, and will open a centre in Chengdu by Dec-15. "We hope to expand into a network of 600 satellite women's clinics," said CEO Ms Bi. [image: Chew Seng Kim / ST]

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80% of data in Chinese clinical trials fabricated

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01-Oct-16 A Chinese government investigation has revealed that more than 80% of the data used in clinical trials of new drugs have been "fabricated". The investigation, led by the SFDA, looked at data from 1,622 clinical trials. The SFDA found that the suspect data failed to meet analysis requirements, were incomplete, or totally non-existent. [image: Plavevski / Shutterstock / Science Alert]

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Technology helps Singapore hospital staff do more for patients

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01-Oct-16 By using technology to let staff check out medical equipment like supermarket produce, Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore saves 4,640 manpower hours a year. It is rolling out an inventory management system in general wards. With Singapore's greying population, such innovations help mitigate the shortage of healthcare professionals, said Minister of State for Manpower Teo Ser Luck. [image: Healthcare Purchasing News]

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