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Press Release: One Day Training Session on 'Meeting the New CE Mark Requirements
Held alongside the 23rd edition of the SE-Asian Healthcare Show (19 - 21 April 2023 - KLCC) the session is designed for 'Ensuring un-interrupted exports to the EU Markets.
M'sia introduces first Flagship Medical Tourism Hospital Programme
Malaysia's position as a safe and trusted destination for high-quality healthcare services is reinforced with the debut of flagship medical tourism hospitals in the country
Singapore develops new imaging approach to diagnose non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
To improve the accuracy and sensitivity of diagnosing non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), the advanced form of liver disease, researchers developed the enzyme-sensitive nanoprobe, a device which emit signals that are more readily detected by Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques.
Ex-medtech CEO arrested over alleged scheme to sell dummy devices, defraud Medicare
The former CEO, who was arrested on 9 March 2023, is accused of engaging in a multi-year scheme to sell a device with no medical purpose for implantation into chronic pain patients. According to the indictment, the scheme was designed to make the device more profitable for doctors.
AnPac Bio sells cancer detection devices for $1.5 M in Malaysia
AnPac Bio Announces Receipt of the First Payment from a Malaysia Customer On a Signed US$1.5 Million Cancer Detection Equipment Purchase Contract.
Can Med Tourism Industry hit Goldmine with Robot-assisted Surgery
The quality of healthcare is projected to become enhanced in the future, aided by new innovations in technology. Robot-assisted surgery (RAS) has seen significant advancement of late, bringing the promise of much better surgical and post-surgical success rates. In the medical device industry, surgical robots are one of the fastest growing sectors. In addition to providing superior mobility, robotic surgery devices allow surgeons to reach confined spaces and provide extremely advanced imaging capabilities, with better dexterity. Yet, the robotic surgery industry is struggling to thrive in most developing countries. Another interesting trend that's emerging is the increase in medical tourism seeking RAS interventions in the region. Let's explore further.
MTaI recommends Japan as the China+1 alternative in MedTech import
Medical Technology Association of India (MTaI), which represents leading research-based medical technology companies with large footprint in manufacturing and training in India, recommended Japan as the China+1 alternative for MedTech imports.
Medtronic Receives CE Mark for Extravascular Defibrillator System That Treats Abnormal Heart Rhythms
Medtronic plc has received CE (Conformité Européenne) Mark for the Aurora EV-ICD™ MRI SureScan™ (Extravascular Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator) and Epsila EV™ MRI SureScan™ defibrillation lead to treat dangerously fast heart rhythms that can lead to sudden cardiac arrest. The Aurora EV-ICD system provides the life-saving benefits of traditional ICDs while avoiding certain risks because its lead (thin wire) is placed outside the heart and veins. The Aurora EV-ICD system is investigational in the United States.
Chinese medtech startup Macrolux raises CNY100 million in Series A round
For providing the world with endoscopic interventional diagnosis and treatment solutions
Australia uses machine learning to advance Alzheimer's research
Scientists from Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia’s national science agency, in partnership with Queensland University of Technology, have used artificial intelligence to develop a world-first benchmark for measuring brain atrophy – or thinning - in neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease.
Elsoft to start its medical device ops soon
Automated test equipment (ATE) manufacturer Elsoft Research Bhd is targeting to start the operations of its new medical device business by the first half of this year, says its group chief executive officer C.E. Tan.
Why medical device designers need to become more agile — and how they can do it
To stay competitive, medtech firms must center manufacturing in business optimization plans, while embracing a design-to-value approach, says Jennifer Samproni, Flex’s chief technology officer for its Health Solutions division.
Abbott's medical device sales hit by China curbs, supply chain issues
Abbott's medical device sales came in at $3.75 billion in the quarter, missing analysts' average estimates of $3.84 billion. China had been enforcing zero-COVID curbs for about three years, but scrapped the policy last month, which set off a massive wave of infections.
10 Malaysian firms to participate in Arab Health 2023
Ten Malaysian medical device and pharmaceutical companies will participate in the Arab Health 2023 medical expo in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), from Jan 30 to Feb 2, 2023.
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