Across the continent, governments and hospitals are purchasing robotics systems from abroad as well as developing the technologies themselves.
A review of the status and prospects of key markets in India, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam.
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.
Foreign device companies can expect a big opportunity for expansion in Southeast Asia.
Contributing factors include a change in lifestyle, an increase in wealth, and chronic infections in rural regions.