In the 19th century, Hong Kong made an indelible mark on the world of medicine – it was here that the lifecycle of one of humanity’s greatest scourges, malaria, was discovered, opening the way to control and cure.
The Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital’s oncology department has been accredited as a duly-qualified clinical drug trial institution and may now undertake mainland-valid National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) approved clinical drug trials on behalf of applicants seeking official drug registration. More
The Outline Development Plan for Greater Bay Area fosters close cooperation in medical and healthcare resources. The government departments are formulating policies, such as cross-border customs-clearance measures to facilitate the circulation of research samples and genetic resources. Hong Kong has biotech talents, free flow of financial resources, professional services and intellectual-property protection which help the biomedicine industry in the GBA increase competitiveness. More
The world has been on constant alert when it comes to pandemics and epidemics, particularly in cities where crowded living conditions can often accelerate the spread of any infection outbreak. Hong Kong certainly possesses the tools needed to protect itself and the mainland China from any such risks. Hong Kong’s researchers and technology companies ensure the Bay Area is well prepared to deal with any emerging infectious diseases. More
Hong Kong is a significant hub for cooperation in R&D and advanced biomedical services in the Greater Bay Area and beyond. The city can fill the gap between mainland China and overseas in the field of genetic and biomedical information. It can become a bridgehead for biomedical companies looking to extend their research and services from the Greater Bay Area to the Belt and Road and other overseas markets. More
The demand for advanced clinical diagnosis and medication has risen in mainland China. Many mainlanders also consider travelling to Hong Kong to look for advanced medical services like diagnoses and even cancer-related treatments. This is due not only to the high reputation of Hong Kong’s medical system, but also the city’s access to new-generation medicines and other advanced clinical technology. More
With Hainan Island being established as a free trade zone (FTZ), the provincial government is putting a lot of effort into developing the island’s tourism industry, including medical tourism. In November 2018, HKTDC Research visited the Hainan Boao Lecheng International Medical Tourism Pilot Zone to find out how it is trying to turn Hainan into one of the world’s medical tourism hubs by capitalising on policy advantages. More