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J&J CEO is optimistic about China's healthcare market

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14-Mar-17 Alex Gorsky, CEO of Johnson & Johnson said: "We believe that the macro trends - a large population, urbanisation, growing middle class, demand for healthier lifestyles and care choices - remain favourable for... China's healthcare industry. J&J has a legacy of translating technological innovation and medical science breakthroughs into industrial outputs that address the needs of patients and consumers." [image: China Daily]

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China's next wave of bubbles will be from health apps

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13-Mar-17 A classic internet land grab is underway in China, with over 2,000 well-funded companies launching health related apps into the market. With players ranging from giants such as Tencent to true start-ups, most are expected to fail and and the ones remaining will have to hope that the government decides to trust in market forces rather than taking over itself.  [image: Digital Graphiti]

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Korean researchers develop skin-attached diabetic patch

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13-Mar-17 A team of Korean researchers at Nanoparticle Research Group have developed a skin-attached patch for diabetics that can measure blood sugar from a small amount of sweat without drawing blood. The team has also developed a patch to work with the blood sugar assessment patch, that can administer appropriate amounts of drugs, offering users some control over blood glucose levels. [image: Business Korea]

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Private hospitals target Southeast Asia's middle class

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12-Mar-17 Private healthcare institutions in emerging Asian economies are cutting costs to offer high-quality care at 50-70% the price of large private hospitals. QualiMed in the Philippines has kept labor costs down by hiring young doctors who cannot afford a hospital space. Columbia Asia keeps operating costs low by focusing on high-demand fields. [image: Nikkei Asian Review]

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China's population to peak to 1.45 bn by 2030

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12-Mar-17 China has said its population will peak to 1.45 bn by 2030 and drop to 1.1 bn towards 2100, as it shrugged off concerns over a declining labour force. In 2016 China relaxed its One Child Policy amid concerns over a rapidly ageing population. Following the second-child policy, a total of 18.46 mn births were recorded across China in 2016. [image: The Siasat Daily]

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