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Scientists demonstrate quantum recoil, paving the way for precise X-ray imaging
For the first time since it was proposed more than 80 years ago, scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have demonstrated the phenomenon of "quantum recoil," which describes how the particle nature of light has a major impact on electrons moving through materials. The research is published online today (January 19) in the journal Nature Photonics.
New Zealand starts implementing world's only robotic radiation therapy delivery device
Accuray announces first patient treatment in New Zealand with the CyberKnife System
Groundbreaking technology for breast cancer diagnosis enters Southeast Asia
Seno Medical inks exclusive agreement with Genetik, Inc. as distributor for Imagio Breast Imaging System in Southeast Asia
Singapore's Amplify Health extends AI & ML integrated solutions in APAC
Amplify Health, the pan-Asian integrated health technology solutions joint venture between AIA Group and Discovery Group, has acquired AiDA Technologies, a leading provider of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to companies in Asia Pacific (APAC).
PVmed Raises $14 Million in Series A Funding
The funds will be used to support rapid expansion of PVmed's AI cancer treatment product portfolio
Kitakyushu General Hospital in Japan advances use of digital laparoscopic platform
Asensus Surgical, a US-based medical device company that is digitising the interface between the surgeon and the patient to pioneer a new era of Performance-Guided Surgery, has announced that Kitakyushu General Hospital in Japan has entered into an agreement to lease and utilise a second Senhance Surgical System. Kitakyushu is the first hospital to install multiple Senhance Surgical Systems.
Malaysia advances research and diagnostics services for precision wellness
Pathomics Health has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with MAHSA Health to set up a Joint Centre for Research and Diagnostics Services for Precision Wellness and Clinical Research at MAHSA Avenue.
Asia-Pacific Roundup: Malaysia queries on requirements for medical device certificate applications
Malaysia’s Medical Device Authority (MDA) is seeking feedback on proposed changes to its guidance on the application requirements for certain certificates. MDA is planning to expand the guidance beyond export-only certificates of free sale (CFS) to cover manufacturing certificates.
Medtronic announces first patient enrolled in U.S. clinical trial for Hugo™ robotic-assisted surgery system
Medtronic has taken a major step forward in the world of robotic surgery, enrolling its first patient into an ambitious U.S clinical trial to evaluate their Hugo system's efficacy in urologic operations. If successful, it could revolutionize the field and challenge Intuitive Surgical's long-held dominance with their da Vinci robot across this medical specialty.
Thai Union invests in UK-based collagen medical biotech startup Jellagen
Thai Union adds to its biotechnology portfolio by investing in a startup sourcing collagen from jellyfish
Medical Device Digital Transformation: Trends for 2023
The medical device industry is gearing up for a remarkable transformation! As the healthcare sector moves towards digitalization and interconnectedness, it’s becoming clear that medical device digital device transformation needs to be advanced and secure. In 2023 get ready to witness incredible developments in the world of medical devices - bringing life-saving technology easier than ever before.
Medtech Industry Shares Best Practices to Strengthen Medical Device Ecosystem
The medical device industry in Malaysia has grown significantly over the past 30 years. Association of Malaysian Medical Industries (AMMI) chairman Andy Lee said Malaysia is now considered one of the world’s top offshore manufacturing hubs for medical devices, alongside Puerto Rico, Ireland, and Costa Rica.
Malaysia MDA publishes draft guidance on notification of custom-made medical devices
The Malaysian Medical Device Authority (MDA) has published draft guidance that provides requirements and a notification process for manufacturers to follow for custom products when seeking permission to import or place them in the Malaysian market. The draft document Notification of Custom-Made Medical Devices describes the notification process for manufacturers.
Olympus Announces Launch of Olympus Asia Pacific Innovation Program
As part of Olympus’ dedication to continuing its history of innovation, Olympus is proud to announce the inaugural Olympus Asia Pacific Innovation Program (OAIP).
Healthcare+ Expo Taiwan lays emphasis on cross-collaboration
The Healthcare+ Expo, held at Nangang Exhibition Center in Taipei, Taiwan, from 1st to 4th December 2022, witnessed an extravagant opening in the presence of the country's President Tsai Ing-wen.
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