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Columbia China reopens orthopedic hospital in Shanghai

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26-Oct-16 Columbia China is reopening the 232-bed Shanghai Kaiyuan Orthopedic Hospital, after spending USD75 mn to acquire and retrofit it. Columbia China plans to expand through acquisitions and greenfield projects. “Shanghai Kaiyuan Orthopedic Hospital is positioned to be the Orthopedic Center of Excellence in joint, spine, minimally invasive surgeries and sports medicine,” said Bee Lan Tan, President of Columbia China. [image: Columbia China]

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Hoya picks up Performance Optics for USD476 mn

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12-Oct-16 Hoya Corp is to buy Performance Optics for USD476 mn. “Performance Optics provides Hoya with additional capabilities in polycarbonate, photochromic and polarized lens technologies, as well as an expansion of our global footprint,” Hoya Vision Care CEO Girts Cimermans said. Performance Optics has manufacturing facilities in the US, Korea, Thailand and Indonesia.

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Taiwanese susceptible to diabetes

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25-Oct-16 Among patients diagnosed with diabetes, only 20-30 percent of East Asian patients have normal insulin secretion, lower than the 50 percent of Western patients. A Japanese retrospective study showed that while about 80 percent of Westerners with type 2 diabetes were obese, only 30-40 percent of Taiwanese were obese and the average age of onset was younger. [image: BBC]

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Singapore shells out SGD3m to boost traditional Chinese medicine

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24-Oct-16 With the increasing demand for TCM in Singapore, the integration of three important aspects - education, clinical practice and research - is seen as essential. To kick start research efforts, Singapore's Ministry of Health has ring-fenced SGD3 mn (USD2.2 mn) to encourage collaborative clinical research in TCM. [image: Yahoo! / Singapore Business Review]

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