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Sunway Medical Centre kicks off 30 Days to Happy Kidneys campaign in collaboration with National Kidney Foundation

Campaign to raise awareness on caring for the kidneys and also raise funds for NKF BANDAR SUNWAY, 12 October 2015 – Sunway Medical Centre (SunMed) today kicked off the 30 Days to Happy Kidneys campaign in collaboration with the National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia (NKF). The...

  • October 12, 2015

Getz Healthcare Acquires Jebsen & Jessen Healthcare Businesses In Malaysia & Thailand

After being active for more than 40 years in the medical equipment distribution business, the Group has reached an agreement to divest the Healthcare division of the Technology RBU to Getz Healthcare. The deal encompasses the assets and business operations related to medical equipment...

  • October 01, 2015

Metrawatt announces acquisition of Seaward Group

Metrawatt International GmbH has announced the purchase of the UK electrical safety testing specialist, the Seaward Group. Seaward will now become part of the GMC Instrumentation Division, a group of separate specialist T&M manufacturing businesses based in Germany, Switzerland and the...


Big Medical Device Makers Form Their First Industry Trade Group in Asia

ome of the biggest medical device makers, including GE Healthcare, Abbott, Johnson & Johnson and Boston Scientific , are banding together to form the first industry trade group in Asia. The Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association, or APACMed, which is expected to be announced on...

  • April 23, 2015

Medical Membrane Devices Market – Global Industry Analysis and Forecast 2015 – 2021

Membrane technology carries major significance in medical applications, especially in a number of life-saving treatment procedures. A membrane is usually made from organic polymers or inorganic materials such as metals, ceramics and glass. Medical membranes are most frequently used in drug...

  • June 30, 2015

India Takes First Step Towards Regulating Medical Devices

MUMBAI (REUTERS) - India plans to set up a regulator to oversee the country's US$4 billion (S$5.4 billion) medical device industry, according to a draft policy released this month, the country's first effort to regulate an industry that covers everything from thermometers to...

  • June 12, 2015

Masimo’s MightySat Rx Pulse Oximeter

Masimo landed the European CE mark of approval for its new MightySat Rx pulse oximeter to be used in clinical environments. The device, which is available in three versions, features Masimo’s SET Measure-Through Motion and Low Perfusion technology that’s part of the company’s...

  • June 24, 2015

Samsung Medical Center Acquires Asia's First Leksell Gamma Knife Icon System

SEOUL, South Korea, June 10, 2015 Elekta has signed a contract with one of Korea's most advanced hospitals, Samsung Medical Center (SMC) in Seoul, to deliver the first Leksell Gamma Knife® Icon™ to Asia. In order to contribute to improving the nation's health through...

  • June 10, 2015

Smart Glucose Responsive Patch for Insulin Delivery to Replace Injections

Patients with both type I and type II diabetes keep a check on their blood sugar levels through regular finger pricks and often require regular insulin injections. Apart from being painful and repetitive, injecting the wrong dose of medication could lead to several complications. Researchers...

  • June 25, 2015

Asia Medical Tourism Analysis & Forecast

Medical tourism is now a popular term globally and it has whole new different meaning to different countries.   For Americans it means saving on medical expenses. Here the lower income group or middle income group not covered with medical insurance goes for medical...

  • June 17, 2015

IHH Healthcare Posts Healthy Earnings Growth

Better performance all-around in its three biggest markets - Malaysia, Turkey and Singapore - led to IHH Healthcare Bhd posting a 7.8% year-on-year rise in earnings for the quarter ended March 31. The net profit of RM171.48mil was achieved on the back of a 14% increase in revenue to...

  • June 26, 2015

Promote Use Of Generic Drugs

THE provision of healthcare has traditionally been managed on the philosophy that where the patient is concerned, price should not be a hindrance. But in a real world situation, access to life-saving medicines is far from perfect. It has been reported by the World Health Organisation (WHO)...

  • June 21, 2015

Pentax Medical Launches New Multi-functional Esd Device Contributing In Early Treatment Of Gastric Cancer

TOKYO - Hoya Group PENTAX Medical launches Splash M-Knife, the new multi-functional ESD device to achieve complete endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) with a single device. The new device will be demonstrated in the 89th Annual Meeting of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society (JGES)...

  • June 21, 2015

Government Pledges 5,000 More Pharmacists, Nurses And Physician Associates

The Government has pledged 5,000 new primary care staff, including pharmacists, physician associates and district nurses to help alleviate workforce pressures. The pledge, one of a smattering of fresh announcements in the health secretary’s much touted ‘new deal’, will see...

  • June 21, 2015

Health Minister: 31 Healthcare Facilities Damaged After Sabah Quake

The earthquake, which struck Sabah on June 5 and the following aftershocks, damaged 31 healthcare facilities, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam. Of the total, 11 were in Ranau, comprising five rural clinics, four health clinics and the Ranau Hospital quarters while damage in...

  • June 26, 2015