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Vietnam lacks cash for satellite hospitals

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29-Jul-15 A Vietnam Ministry of Health plan to build additional satellite hospitals and upgrade existing ones now lacks money and qualified personnel. Two years ago, 14 central hospitals were chosen as core facilities responsible for transferring medical techniques to 46 satellite hospitals. To keep the scheme running, the Ministry wants local governments to allocate funds to upgrade satellite hospitals. [image: kcb.vn]

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Roche Diagnostics opens new HQ in Singapore

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28-Jul-15 Roche Diagnostics has opened a new Asia-Pacific headquarters and regional centre of excellence in Singapore. Diagnostics has been identified as a high-growth segment of the global medical technology industry and a focus area for Singapore. [image: Roche Diagnostics]

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Big data to fight chronic disease in Singapore

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28-Jul-15 Chronic disease is an area where big data and predictive analytics can be of real benefit. To stem the tide of chronic diseases among the ageing population of Singapore, a new model of care focused on prevention and lifestyle management is required. Technology is the key enabler, particularly big-data analytics, in the transformation to such a value-based healthcare system. [image: Thinkstock]

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Malaysia approves 11 MedTech projects

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20-Jul-15 In a bid to boost further Malaysia's burgeoning medtech sector, the country's investment authority has approved 11 medtech projects worth USD122 mn. Nine of the 11 projects are domestic investments by local companies, which include ABio Orthopedics, Straits Orthopedics, UWC Healthcare and Top Glove. [image: BioSpectrum]

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Stryker to buy Turkish bed maker Muka

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20-Jul-15 Stryker Corporation has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Muka Metal in an all cash transaction. Muka, headquartered in Kayseri, Turkey, sells hospital beds, stretchers and related patient room furniture and accessories in Turkey and globally. [image: Stryker Corporation]

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