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Medical tourism on the rise in Cancun-Mexico
As the cost of health care in the U.S. continues to rise, Americans are increasingly turning to medical tourism for more affordable options. But whereas in the past travelers have sought destinations farther afield, like Thailand, more and more Americans are starting to look toward Mexico. Historically, Mexico City and Monterrey have been known for their medical tourism, but Cancun recently has been rising in the ranks as one of the most affordable, safe and practical destinations for foreigners as well. According to the Medical Tourism Index from 2017, 66% of Mexico’s 4,500 hospitals are privately owned: “Mexico’s proximity to the United States gives the private health care system the opportunity to look outside the destination for incremental business.” “The number one reason Cancun is so attractive for medical tourism is savings,” said Andres Jurado, the Director of My Medical Vacations, a travel company that has been organizing medical tourism to Cancun for the past decade. “Cancun is a name travelers recognize, so even if they don’t know the rest of Mexico, they know Cancun and what it represents.” Jurado said that Cancun is most popular for elective procedures, including plastic surgery, dentistry and fertility. There are three major fertility clinics in Cancun that cater to international patients, as well as Mexico’s six “JCI-accredited” hospitals.   Source:
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TAITRA Organized Taiwanese Long-Term Care Industry Delegation to Japan Developing Taiwan-Japan Cooperation Opportunities
Sponsored by the Bureau of Foreign Trade, TAITRA organized the "Taiwanese Long-Term Care Industry Delegation to Japan" from April 15 to 20, 2019, and went to Osaka to conduct on-site research and exchanges, developing business opportunities for cooperation. The itinerary included visiting the Panasonic geriatric health services facility and Kindai University Hospital while participating in the 2019 Osaka Barrier Free Expo. There were 18 Taiwanese companies participating in the delegation, including medical representatives, such as the Kaohsiung Municipal Ta-Tung Hospital of Kaohsiung Medical University Affiliated Healthcare System, Taipei Medical University, Shuang Ho Hospital, the Pojen General Hospital and the Taiwan Nobel Eye and Aesthetic Medical Group, etc., as well as long-term care related institutions,  HKcare, Weisheng Enterprise, Apixu Industrial Corporation, Joson-Care Enterprise Co., LTD, Manstrong Manpower. Affected by a declining birthrate and aging population, the world is facing a severe and increasing demand for long-care services, but this also brings long-term business opportunities. The Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry estimated last year that the scale of Taiwan’s senior care service market will reach 13 trillion Japanese Yen (about US$115.7 billion) in 2025. Taiwan and Japan should have great business opportunities for cooperation in the long-term care industry. In the exchange with Panasonic, the Kaohsiung Medical University Affiliated Healthcare System and Taipei Medical University Affiliated System indicated that Japan will be invited to serve as a consultant with its long-term care experience. Taiwan has the ability to build hardware equipment, so the two sides can cooperate to establish long-term care smart apartments in Taiwan, offering high-quality care services. Some countries in the New Southbound market will face a long-term service gap with the onset of an aging society. Kaohsiung Medical University Affiliated Healthcare System stated, “In March 2019, Aged Care Group and Eco World from Malaysia selected us as the first choice to sign the MOU and provide the innovative Long-Term Care in Malaysia by copying our successful experiences. They want to copy the model of using the leisure space of elementary schools to set up the Fule School.” In the future, both Taiwan and Japan can further cooperate on long-term care software and hardware and set up a cooperation platform for the New Southbound countries. The delegation had a wide range of itineraries such as participating in the exhibition, field trips, and seminars. The participating companies are the leaders of Taiwan's long-term care industry. In addition to the participators bonding and exchanging within the group, the delegates were also impressed by the development of people-oriented assistive device technology, long-term care space design, and intimate service based on Japan's long-term insurance. In the future, both Taiwan and Japan can cooperate more closely in the field of long-term care services, to jointly develop silver business opportunities.
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The 1st company that created synthetic DNA in Latin America is Mexican
Facing limited supply of technological material for medical services in Mexico, Octavio García González has innovated by creating T4 Oligo, the 1st company to create synthetic DNA in Latin America. His company not only produces high-quality medical materials for Mexico, but it also exports its products to the Asian market. T4 Oligo, located in Irapuato, Guanajuato, produces “oligonucleotides” in 48 hrs. at a competitive price, which adds an added value to export to Brazil, Colombia and Vietnam. Their products have also caught the attention of Stanford University, with whom they have a technological exchange agreement for the development of new products. The T4 Oligo´s CEO and researcher García, has been able to develop materials and create portable laboratories that are used to diagnose cancer, HPV, AIDS and influenza.   Source:
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Mexican students create pantyliner that detects infections
Two young female students from the Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM): María Fernanda Nava and Adriana Vargas, in collaboration with a medical student from the same institution Javier Ceballos, have created a pantyliner that can detect vaginal infections. The innovating pantyliner will allow women to detect both infections and cervical cancer in a timely manner and at a low cost, only US $0.25 approximately per piece. The pantyliner is equipped with intelligent and hypoallergenic spheres that change color depending on the woman´s pH levels, which usually change when the patient experiences a vaginal infection. If such is the case, the pad turns its color into intense pink, according to Fernanda Nava. The project is called LifeDrop and won gold at the “Jump Chile contest”, which aims to turn student projects into business models. This is the 1st time that a Mexican project wins 1st place at this competition.   Source:
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Sidra Hospital operates a new sterilization device
The head of the operating sector at Sidra Hospital Osama Al-Sultan, revealed the operation of a new sterilization device in the hospital's central sterilization department, the latest and most advanced sterilization and infection prevention technology in the world. The operation of the new device came in line with the vision of the Department to raise the level of medical services, provided by the hospital to patients and auditors. Sultan said in a press statement that the installation and operation of the modern sterilization device comes within the framework of the strategic strategy of Sidra Hospital to provide integrated medical services to all family members in various specialties. The implementation of this vision necessitated the development of equipment and infrastructure, and provided the hospital with the latest medical technology, to reflect the new philosophy that includes all members of the community, stressing that the hospital has been providing medical services at the highest level of efficiency, at a cost acceptable to the vast majority of citizens and residents, Through a distinguished medical staff and highly qualified medical staff. Sidra Hospital is the first and the only race in the Gulf region, which owns and operates this modern device, and uses this modern technology, pointing out that it was contracted to buy this device with the Central Department, and is now in the service of patients. N-Salem, vice president of sales at the Central Department, said V-PRO max 2, manufactured by STERIS, is the latest and most advanced in the field of sterilization and infection prevention.   Source :