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Plans to establish pharma & medical technology zone at Bengaluru

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14-Feb-17 The Indian government is planning to establish an exclusive zone for pharma and medtech in Bengaluru to give a boost to domestic production of these products under the Make in India initiative. Minister Mansukh Lal Mandaviya said the recent approval of the zone in Andhra Pradesh has attracted over 30 investment proposals. [image: Business Standard]

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Nipro to build Vietnamese plant for dialysis equipment

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14-Feb-17 Japanese medical device producer Nipro will spend USD300 mn on a new factory in Vietnam, to meet rising domestic and foreign demand. The factory will make catheters and other products for dialysis for sale mainly in Japan and Southeast Asia. Nipro has relied on a Thai subsidiary to produce for these markets but has now decided to increase capacity. [image: Nikkei Asian Review / Nipro]

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Birth tourism - Trump to stop the booming business

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13-Feb-17 President Donald Trump plans to fight birth tourism in the US. Most of these tourists come from China, Russia and Nigeria. In 2014, 60,000 Chinese women arrived in the US to give birth. The popularity of such “tours” increased after the release of the movie Finding Mr Right. The movie's heroine travels to Seattle to give birth. [image: Tourism-Review]

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China's medical robots take on foreign rivals

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13-Feb-17 Developed by Beijing Tinavi with the help of Jishuitan Hospital, Phecda is a surgery robot with a 3-D high-definition visual system that can "see" the internal orthopedic structure. It is part of the effort by Chinese companies to outcompete foreign rivals as the use of medical robots is set to take off, thanks in part to an aging population. [image: Tinavi / China Daily]

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China issues rules on recall of defective medical equipment

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11-Feb-17  China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has released rules on the recall of medical equipment. Manufacturers must take responsibility for the safety of their equipment and are obliged to have a recall mechanism in place. They are also required to investigate and evaluate equipment and recall defective items. [image: Xinhua Finance Agency]

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