Across Asia, government health and safety authorities have tightened regulations on medical devices this year, as markets continue to experience rapid change, and as the devices themselves gain sophistication and complexity at a blistering pace.
These countries have been more successful with managing the virus than the United States and the European Union.
With the Covid-19 pandemic increasingly forcing healthcare testing, diagnosis and treatment online, the promise of augmented and virtual reality is drawing deepening interest in Asia’s medtech market.
The Chinese government is investing heavily in the development of new technologies that leverage AI. This includes solutions to address the COVID-19 outbreak.
As standalone software becomes increasingly sophisticated, a number of regulatory bodies have begun to draft separate guidelines to ensure quality control, expedite product approval, and improve patient access to new technologies.
The booming industry is creating new opportunities for medtech manufacturers.