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The most exciting region in Asia for pharma and medical devices

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27-Feb-17 With an economic potential still largely untapped, the Greater Mekong Region should be front and center in the plans of any pharma, medical device or biotech organization looking to expand in Asia. Among the volatile and unpredictable emerging markets throughout Asia, Vietnam and Myanmar have shown strong growth in their economies and appetite for pharma and medical devices. [image: Life Science Leader]

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Demand for designer vaginas fastest-growing in Malaysia

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26-Feb-17 Demand for designer vagina procedures in Malaysia has skyrocketed in comparison to other plastic surgery treatments. Explaining the 200 percent increase in interest for laser vaginal rejuvenation, a report highlighted the relatively fuss-free nature of the treatment. Liposuction attracted the greatest interest in 2016, while eyelid surgery and procedures to shift body fat were also in the top three list. [image: The Malaymail Online / WhatClinic.com]

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Siemens Healthineers, BUPA Chile team up

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24-Feb-17 BUPA Chile has entered into a cooperation agreement worth EUR8 mn with Siemens Healthineers in order to make advances in diagnostics in its business units, specifically in IntegraMédica medical centers, Clínica Bupa Santiago and its regional clinics. Siemens Healthineers will supply six MRIs, three CT scanners, one angiography system, 12 ultrasound units, several X-ray systems, and customised training. [image: The Register]

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China’s new two-invoice system aims to reduce drug prices

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24-Feb-17 China has launched the “two-invoice” system in drug distribution on a trial basis, aiming to improve transparency in drug prices and eliminate excessive profit margins associated with multi-tier distribution models. The two-invoice system had been debated for over a decade. The system is expected to be fully implemented in public hospitals by the end of 2018. [image: Global Compliance News]

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