12 notable Medtech growth markets stories from 2015, month-by-month
18-Dec-15, Global Growth Markets
There's been a lot going on in emerging markets in 2015. Here's a look back at 12 notable Medtech growth markets stories you may have missed, month-by-month:
January India’s medical devices sector opens up - India’s cash-starved medical devices sector is opening up to 100% foreign direct investment as the government tries to reduce the import bill.
February Telstra's investment in e-health tops AUD100 mn - Australian telco giant Telstra's healthcare investments have gone well beyond the AUD100 mn mark, including acquisitions and JVs in tech for telemedicine, aged care, hospital, radiology and pathology.
March Emerging market medical education goes digital - Online medical education is an opportunity to address the shortage of skilled health workers in many emerging markets.
April New 'golden age' expected as China finalises regulations for drugs sold online - China has completed the constitution of its much-anticipated new regulations for online drug retailing.
May Device companies launch Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association - Industry players are teaming up to create the first medical device industry association focused on Asia, including Abbott, Baxter, Becton Dickinson, GE, J&J, Medtronic, Philips, Stryker and Zimmer.
June The doctor will not see you now - Singapore pioneering telemedicine - Stroke patients in Singapore are using iPads for remote rehabilitation in part of a trial - removing the need to visit a clinic - while motion sensors capture data about their progress.
July Malaysia, the ASEAN medical device manufacturing hub? - Malaysia is being positioned the ASEAN hub of medical device manufacturing. It hosts more than 190 medical device manufacturers with investments worth USD3.5 bn.
August How Big Data can make people healthier in emerging markets - In many emerging markets, data on healthcare is limited, but a growing number of entrepreneurs and public health activists are finding ways to fill the gaps.
September How smartphones fill the healthcare gap in Myanmar - In a nation of 4 doctors per 10,000 citizens, mobile can overcome state capacity issues by providing healthcare information, advice and feedback in rural and urban areas.
October GE to pump up to USD1 bn into Indonesia - GE will align with Indonesia's objective of providing universal healthcare by supporting the expansion of the country's primary healthcare ecosystem through technology and training innovations.
November Brazil medical equipment consumption down 4% - Medical equipment consumption in Brazil was down by 4.4% year on year in the first nine months of 2015. Imports decreased 9.2% as the USD exchange rate affected affordability.
December China’s private hospital sector believes in Digital Health - There is a very high level of support for digital health among China's hospitals, especially in the private sector, which believes Health IT, interoperability, EMR, Imaging and mHealth will benefit patients most.
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