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Arthroplasty registry gives Taiwan edge in orthopedics

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06-Oct-16 Taiwan’s National Arthroplasty Registry, the first of its kind in Asia, is helping increase the success rate of local joint replacement procedures. Containing information on implants, cases and surgery techniques, the registry assists healthcare professionals in tracking trends impacting patient recovery and identifying problematic joints. [image: CNA]

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China's Fosun eyes Brazil hospital deals

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05-Oct-16 Chinese conglomerate Fosun International is in advanced talks to acquire Hospital da Bahia, a Brazilian hospital in the city of Salvador, for about BRL1 bn (USD308 mn). Brazilian business daily Valor Economico reported that Fosun is also looking to spend an additional BRL2 bn on other acquisitions to form a Brazilian hospital chain. [image: Fosun International Ltd]

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Cabinet approves setting up of India's first medical park

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05-Oct-16 Giving a push to local production of high-end medical equipment, the Indian government has given its nod to sub-lease over 300 acres of land in Chennai for the country's first medical devices manufacturing park. The project will reduce the dependence on imports and create a strong base for domestic industry by providing access to state-of-the-art infrastructure. [image: PTI]

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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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Turkey’s medical tourism sector can be hair-raising

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02-Oct-16 746,000 foreign visitors landed in Turkey for medical treatment in 2015. As many as 100,000 arrived for hair implant surgeries, two-thirds of them from the UAE. Turkey earned US$5.8 bn from legal medical tourism in 2015. Medical treatment in Turkey can cost as little as half the price in countries such as Germany and the United States. [image: Murad / Reuters]

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