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Pfizer to stop selling vaccines in China

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02-Apr-15 Pfizer Inc said it will cease vaccines sales in China after an import licence for the only vaccine it sold there was not renewed. Drug makers face growing difficulties obtaining approvals in the world’s no. 2 drug market, where pharmaceutical executives say regulators have added more red tape to the process of bringing drugs to market. [image: Fortune]

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More private hospitals open in Shenzhen

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02-Apr-15 More private high-end hospitals have come to Shenzhen as its middle-class keeps expanding. The city is also reported to be encouraging private investment in the public health sector. “The city government has... included the hospital into the national health care insurance network to help patients reduce their costs,” said Liu Jiangning, executive president of C-Mer (Shenzhen) Dennis Law Eye Hospital. [image: Shenzhen Standard]

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GE Healthcare designs, builds CT system in India

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02-Apr-15 Wipro GE Healthcare has launched Revolution ACTs, the first CT scanner designed and manufactured in India. The company said the system is the result of USD19 mn in investment and collaboration with Indian healthcare providers over for four years. [image: Deccan Herald]

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Australian innovation repairs holes in the heart

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02-Apr-15 Researchers in Australia have developed CardioCel, a life-saving heart patch for the repair and reconstruction of cardiovascular defects. The flexible patch works like human tissue to cover holes in the heart, thereby eliminating the need for repeat surgery. [Image: The Sydney Morning Herald]

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Abbott India launches flash glucose monitoring system

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02-Apr-15 Matthew Bates, Senior Director at Abbott Diabetes Care, said India is the first country where the professional version of its flash glucose monitoring assessment tool is being launched. The round sensor, slightly larger than a Rs10 coin, is water-resistant and disposable, and is attached to the upper arm of a patient by a self-adhesive pad. [image: Deccan Herald]

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