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Patients wait up to 24 months for new drugs to be approved in Hong Kong

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31-Aug-15 Patients in Hong Kong wait far longer to gain access to innovative medicine than in many other locations because regulations are based on old, rigid protocols. It takes around 18 to 24 months for the authorities to recognise a new drug, while the same medicine can be approved in just 60 days in Singapore. [image: Henry Wong]

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CFDA approves the use of 3D printed hip implants

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02-Sep-15 The Chinese Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of 3D printed hip implants, which fall into the highest regulated group of medical devices in the country. The approval is expected to be a major breakthrough for 3D printing technology within the medical field. The technology will help in lowering costs. [image: 3ders]

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Japan establishes cardiac imaging training centre in Russia

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09-Sep-15 Medical Excellence Japan in collaboration with Toshiba Medical Systems has established a Russia-Japan cardiac imaging training centre, which will provide services to improve cardiac diagnostic imaging in Russia. The project is one of the programmes conducted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in 2013 to promote and accelerate the medical globalisation. [image: Medical Device Network]

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Addressing Western medtech design bias in emerging markets

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08-Jul-15 Emerging markets are the medtech industry’s best prospects for growth, but most medical devices are still designed in the US and Europe. That can present a problem when companies try to adapt devices or develop new devices for non-Western markets, which may have different cultural, financial, and other considerations that can affect the success of a product. [image: University of Minnesota]

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India's Apollo to focus on knee revision surgeries

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06-Sep-15 With thousands of knee replacement surgeries performed in India annually, about 10% require revision surgery. In view of the need for revision surgeries, Apollo Hospitals has entered into an understanding with Orthopaedic Clinic Lindenlohe, Germany. Under the agreement, Indian surgeons will get be trained in Germany and a professor from the clinic will visit Apollo Hyderabad twice a year. [image: Money Control]

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