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Singapore: An emerging hub for medical devices

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20-Apr-16 Singapore’s medical devices industry is aiming to hit SGD5 bn in manufacturing output. The government is targeting up to 1 mn foreign patients a year, which will contribute SGD2.6 bn (USD1.6 bn), or about 1%, to Singapore’s GDP. Already there are 30 global medical technology companies, including the industry’s leading manufacturers, with operations and R&D in Singapore. [image: Asian Briefing].

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Indian regulators separate medical device and pharmaceutical rules

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19-Apr-16 The Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued draft rules that establish registration and quality system requirements for medical devices and IVDs distinct from pharmaceutical products. Although the new rules pertain only to manufacturers based in India, they are significant by showing that the government now distinguishes medical devices as a separate industry from pharmaceuticals. [image: Business Today]

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