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Mexico grabs USD915 mn FDI for medical device production

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19-Aug-16 Mexico received USD915 mn in FDI for the production of medical devices over 2013-15. The medical devices sector is one of the country's most dynamic manufacturing sectors. Public health organizations provide 70-80% of healthcare services. Mexico is a major producer of medical devices and the largest exporter of medical devices to the US. [image: EuTech]

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$100m system to beat cancer with less harm in Singapore

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19-Aug-16 To treat cancers Singapore is investing close to SGD100 mn on a proton beam therapy system which causes much less damage to healthy tissue than current radiation therapy. With about three in five cancer patients requiring radiation, the National Cancer Centre Singapore has been studying the technology for a decade, but cost and size have been major inhibitors. [image: Tiffany Goh / The Straits Times]

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Why foreign nursing home operators struggle to make a profit in China

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19-Aug-16 China’s ageing population has attracted foreign elderly-care services providers but they are struggling to make profits despite the market offering the largest number of senior citizens in the world. Haitong Securities said in a research report that “surging demand and limited affordability” was the major problem facing China’s elderly-care industry today. [image: South China Morning Post]

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80 per cent of Indian doctors located in urban areas

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19-Aug-16 Nearly 75% of dispensaries, 60% of hospitals and 80% of doctors are located in urban areas in India, serving only 28% of the country, says a new report released by the Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India. The report pointed out that non-communicable diseases account for 60% of deaths, estimated to cost the country USD4.58 tn by 2030. [image: Shutterstock / Hindustan Times]

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