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China’s high cancer drug prices create a market in Hong Kong

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09-Oct-15 Many treatments, including Herceptin and Gilead Sciences’ Sovaldi for hepatitis C, are either unavailable or more expensive in China than elsewhere. Aside from the lower price, visitors to Hong Kong from the mainland also prefer to buy their medicine there because they believe it is less likely to be counterfeit. [image: Bloomberg Business]

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Japan supports Mekong Delta’s medical sector

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05-Oct-15 Although Can Tho in Vietnam has many hospitals, equipment for diagnosis and treatment is inadequate, and the medical sector desperately needs support from countries like Japan. Narazaki Mikio, President of Japan Intl Human Resources Development Association, said they will supply medical equipment and training, adding “the more machines like MRI or CT scanners you have, the better patient treatment will be." [image: VOVworld]

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Mexico is the best medical device manufacturing hub

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01-Oct-15 Mexico is the best medical device manufacturing hub among Mexico, Costa Rica and China, according to CPI. Tijuana-Baja California region of Mexico is a special resource of labor, proximity and cost savings for a medical device manufacturer. Mexico stands second among Latin American medical device manufacturers and fifth among global manufacturers. [image: Global Health Intelligence]

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India's next wave in digital healthcare

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05-Oct-15 As India’s healthcare system continues its migration towards eHealth, the objective is to encourage physician-wide adoption of eHealthcare processes. This will help facilitate immediate access to information and reduce the instances of lost information. Examples include: use of unilateral EHR, physician entries and information exchange; closed loop e-prescriptions to improve medication adherence; proactive patient engagement for wellness management. [image: Recruise India]

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India plans medical device parks to boost sector

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05-Oct-15 India plans to set up two medical devices parks to facilitate the sector's growth, which is currently at a nascent stage. The government has identified 400 acres near Chennai and 100 acres at Hyderabad for the parks. The domestic market is worth $6.8 bn, but only one-third is locally manufactured. India also exports $1 billion of medical devices. [image: Business Standard]

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