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Singapore’s Temasek targets China’s healthcare with joint venture

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19-Oct-16 Singaporean state investment firm Temasek Holdings is making a bet on China’s growing healthcare market, investing SGD250 mn in a joint venture focused on the country with Columbia Pacific Management, a Seattle-based healthcare provider with operations in China. Columbia Pacific operates a hospital, two specialty clinics and three senior living facilities in China. [image: The Business Times]

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Dubai hospitals access 3D printing

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01-Oct-16 From 2017, hospitals in Dubai will introduce 3D printers to prepare surgeons for medical procedures. This move will allow the Dubai Health Authority-managed facilities to generate realistic representations of the anatomical area that will undergo surgical procedures. The DHA aims to accelerate surgeries, cutting costs and risks in the process, while helping patients understand the procedure they will be undergoing. [image: 3D Printing Industry]

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India's speciality clinics looking for IT upgrades

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18-Oct-16 Hospital chains like the Apollo Group, Manipal, Columbia Asia and Fortis were among the first in India to invest heavily in IT. Joining their ilk are speciality clinics like Vasan Eyecare, Davita, Narayana Health, HCG and Agwaral Eye Clinic, which are now taking to the IT highway and ICD10 compliance, web payment portals, mobile apps, EHR and appointment booking. [image: ET Healthworld]

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Malaysia vital to Boston Scientific expansion plan

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17-Oct-16 Global medical devices manufacturer Boston Scientific is set to expand in Asia Pacific and has embarked on its first manufacturing site in Asia, in Penang. The 375,000 square feet facility at the Batu Kawan Industrial Park is expected to be completed in Q4 2017. [image: SME Magazine]

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Telemedicine emerging as a growth driver in healthcare in India

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16-Oct-16 A combination of poor last-mile healthcare delivery and access to technology has made telemedicine a strong growth story in the healthcare industry. However, telemedicine will not provide an alternative to brick-and-mortar healthcare service providers in the long-run. “People may not have potable water or toilets, but they do have a smartphone," said Amit Varma, Managing Partner at Quadria Capital. [image: The Hindu]

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