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Hong Kong tech innovation is happening in a wide range of health-related categories

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18-Apr-17  Hong Kongers are increasingly turning to technology to monitor their health according to a recent survey that found 52% are likely to use wearables while doing exercise. Among HK's new health-tech start-ups is Clim8, which incorporates thermal clothing technology into garments to help wearers achieve regulated body temperature. [image: HKTC]

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India pushes for skill development and medical safety

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18-Apr-17 India embarked on its health reform journey a decade ago and is still far below its target of medical specialists per 1,000 people. To help bridge this gap, companies such as Becton Dickinson are collaborating with the government to assist in skilling and training. BD launched training courses and curriculum for super specialty paramedical care. [image: ET Healthworld]

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Medtronic’s Ishrak sees Chinese health reform as boon to the medical device business

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14-Apr-17 Healthcare reform in China could be a major boon to Medtronic, says CEO Omar Ishrak who told the China Daily "in 10 years, probably, the Chinese market would have outpaced the US market." Ishrak added, Medtronic would open a heart-valve manufacturing site in Shanghai, saying "the facility would help relieve the shortage of such valves in China and globally." [image: Medtronic]

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China's Aier Eye Hospital sets its sights on Spain's Clinica Baviera

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14-Apr-17 China's Aier Eye Hospital plans to purchase the largest listed eye-clinic group in Europe, making it the world's largest ophthalmic medical group. It announced an offer to buy Spain's Clinica Baviera SA, specializing in laser eye surgery, with its 280 ophthalmologists and 76 eye clinics in Spain, Germany and Italy. The acquisition will cost Aier EUR152 mn (USD162 mn). [image: Ge Yinian / China Daily]

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More Singaporean hospitals to allow patients to see doctors via video

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13-Apr-17 More than a decade after Singaporean hospitals started experimenting with the technology, a national platform for telemedicine has been launched, paving the way for restructured hospitals and other healthcare institutions as well as possibly general practitioners in the future, to offer consultations remotely. Under the initiative, patients can consult doctors on selected conditions from anywhere with an Internet connection. [image: Robin Choo]

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