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.
COVID-19 is driving patients to seek telehealth solutions, and it won’t be a short-term boom.
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.