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Malaysia's medtech industry to generate USD2.7 bn

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02-Aug-16 Malaysia’s medical devices sector is expected to contribute MYR11 bn (USD2.7 bn) in exports in 2016, with revenue from the health tourism and pharmaceutical sectors expected to reach MYR1 bn (USD248 mn) and MYR800 mn (USD199 mn) respectively. Malaysia is the largest surgical gloves manufacturer in the world and also makes beds, dental chairs and orthopaedic implants. [image: Free Malaysia Today]

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Babies to don wearable tech in India

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01-Aug-16 Researchers in India from Robert Bosch Center for Cyber Physical Systems and St John's Research Institute have developed a wearable sensor which picks up temperature abnormalities in newborn babies. It transmits remotely to the phone of a health worker or raises an audible alarm to alert a family member, either immediately or if no corrective action is taken. [image: Bangalore Mirror]

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China’s public hospital doctors to lose iron rice bowls

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01-Aug-16 For decades, working as a public hospital doctor in China was considered an “iron rice bowl” job – a career with salary guaranteed until retirement. Now the Ministry of Human Resources & Social Security is studying hiring practices in public hospitals and universities, as it aims to shift all such jobs, including public hospital doctors, to contract positions. [image: SMCP]

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Philips ​launches ​connected ​wearables​ globally​

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01-Aug-16 Philips announced the global availability of wearable technologies and the first in a series of personal health programs that empower consumers to take greater control of their health. The medical-grade health monitoring devices - a health watch, connected scale, blood pressure monitor and thermometer - and a fully integrated companion HealthSuite Health App are available from 1-Aug-16. [image: Philips]

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Studies boost for Allergan in China

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29-Jul-16 Allergan Optive Fusion eye drops have shown rapid and continued improvement in dry eye in a study presented at the 2016 Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress in China. Allergan’s Ophthalmology director, Damon Cooke, said: “Dry eye disease is impacting increasing numbers of people as we spend more time looking at screens and living in air conditioned environments.” [image: Allergen Optive Fusion]

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