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Malaysian medical device market takes hit as manufacturing slumps

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18-Jan-19 Malaysia’s reluctance to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership has resulted in a sharp slowing of investment. Malaysia approved 15 medical-device manufacturing projects in Jan-Sep 2018 for USD160 mn, notably lower than the 25 projects in 2017 worth USD500 mn. [image: Singapore Business Review]

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International healthcare - travelling for tech

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29-Oct-18 Innovative technologies are in great demand among international patients. In price-agnostic markets such as China, the Middle East and Russia, accessing technology is typically the number two reason for travelling overseas for treatment, after access to the latest drugs. [image: ITIJ / Getty Images]

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Healthcare companies need a tech strategy, says Malaysia's AmBank

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02-Oct-18 Healthcare will be one of the top growth sectors in Malaysia, supported by a growing upper-middle income population and medical tourism, according to AmBank. But rapid development in technology presents both challenges and opportunities to industry players. [image: The Edge Markets]

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Singapore's Esco Group to open innovation centre in China

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02-Jul-18 Singapore-based life sciences tech company Esco Group will be investing RMB100 mn (USD15 mn) into opening an innovation centre in Jiangsu, China, to capture China’s healthcare sector boom. The new unit is scheduled to be completed by late 2019. [image: Esco Group]

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