Hong Kong earlier this month hosted its second Asia Summit on Global Health (ASGH), as the city continues to garner international attention after further loosening COVID-19 restrictions. This year’s theme – “Charting a New Course in Healthcare through Collaboration” resonated strongly with Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab (main picture), Deputy Director-General of the World Health Organization. In her video speech at the event’s opening session, Dr Jakab said the pandemic had infected more than 600 million people globally and claimed 6.5 million lives, so there was an “opportunity and, indeed, an obligation to learn from this pandemic” and accelerate progress on universal healthcare through concerted efforts in science, research, innovation, data and digital technologies. More
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s (HKTDC) four food- and home-focused events wrapped up on Monday, bringing together more than 1,000 exhibitors and attracting over 430,000 eager-to-spend visitors. More
On 7 April, the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Commerce (Fa Gai Ti Gai No. 479 ) issued guidelines on easing of market access in the Hainan Free Trade Port across sectors such as medicine and health, culture and education. More
Covid-19 has thrown telehealth into the spotlight as it reduces the chance of cross-infection at hospitals and supports millions of recovered patients’ rehabilitation. Considering at-home bio-imaging technology to be the backbone of telemedicine, HKTDC Research sat down with Justin Chan, the CEO of Gense Technologies to learn how the award-winning start-up has been working in the field and enabling the early, preclinical screening of body parts, including the lungs, the tendons and the liver. More
Beluntech focuses on developing medical devices and AI systems for monitoring various chronic diseases. Its CEO Lydia Leung talked about why the company insisted on establishing its production line in Hong Kong, and the new opportunities brought about by Covid-19. She also discussed the Greater Bay Area, which she hopes will lead to increasing alignment in medical device regulations between the mainland and Hong Kong. More
In its 36 years in Hong Kong, Baxter Healthcare Limited has established itself as a major provider of technologies and treatments, while working with stakeholders in the city’s public and private healthcare systems to help make the SAR an incubator for innovative healthcare thinking. Now the company is preparing for the GBA development, which it believes will improve health outcomes for millions of people across the Pearl River Delta. More
The health condition of China’s senior population has improved in general. Yet as they age, their physical capabilities inevitably deteriorate. Coupled with the rapidly ageing population, a pent-up demand for rehabilitation devices is becoming evident.
The President of Jiaxin Medical & Rehab Products Co Ltd of Taiwan, specialised in R&D and production of rehabilitation devices, shares his experience in business operation in the mainland.