Source: Taiwantrade | Updated: 23 November 2015
Taiwan’s top medical device companies presented their best products at a press conference at Medica 2015.
At Medica 2015, the world’s largest medical marketplace, numerous national and international journalists and industry professionals took the chance to inform themselves about the cutting-edge product highlights of Taiwan’s medical device companies.
At the “Taiwan Excellence New Products Launch”, that took place today, November 17th, the latest winners of the Taiwan Excellence Award were at the forefront: Advantech Co., Ltd., BenQ Materials Corp., HIWIN Technologies Corp. and Leadtek Research Inc. The award is presented annually by the Bureau of Foreign Trade, Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs.
The company representatives from Advantech, BenQ, HIWIN and Leadtek demonstrated impressively why Taiwanese medical devices are recognized as innovative and user-friendly. This is especially due to the vibrant medical research environment and a strong protection of intellectual property in Taiwan. Furthermore, Taiwan’s strength in ICT and automation provide the foundation for advancing medical technology and to deliver affordable healthcare.
Mr. Wen-Cheng Ke, the Director of the Economic Division, Taipei Representative Frankfurt Office in the Federal Republic of Germany, opened the press conference by stating that “Germany is Taiwan’s biggest trading partner in Europe. Two-way trade reached US $15.5 billion in 2014, accounting for 24% of Taiwan’s total trade with the continent. Last year, investments from Germany in Taiwan has increased more than 340 percent.“
Mr. Ke’s special remarks was followed by Dr. Yio-Wha Shau, Vice President and General Director of the Biomedical Technology and Research Laboratories at the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI). He introduced the healthcare and biotech branches as two of the ten emerging industries to drive the next wave of economic growth in Taiwan. He also focused on Taiwan’s Innovative Medical Device Ecosystem, including the Supra Incubation and Integration Center (SI2C), a service platform designed to integrate Taiwan into the medical global ecosystem and grow it into a powerhouse for developing and commercializing medical devices.
Following his speech, the speakers of the four Taiwan Excellence award-winning brands were center stage with their product presentations.
Mr. Michael Kishore Bhagwandien, the Medical Sector Sales Director in Europe at Advantech Co. Ltd., spoke about “Care at the Bedside” and presented a 7’’ clinical-grade Windows-based tablet. The Pocket Pad is a revolutionary, handheld mobile computing platform designed especially for clinical applications. Since it works with Windows 8, the data transition from desktop to mobile is smooth. It holds a variety of benefits for medical staff, enhancing work efficiency and improving data accuracy. The tablet can be easily cleaned, it is water and dust-proof and has been drop-tested from a height of 90 cm.
BenQ Materials Corp. was represented by Mr. Waye Chen, Sales Manager. In his presentation “Hemostatics and Wound Management”, he introduced two products of the AnsCare Series. The hemostatic series works with chitosan – a biocompatible polysaccharide – which has an excellent effect on bleeding control and functions as a barrier protecting against bacteria. The AnsCare ChitoGauze increases the survival rate of patients who experience massive blood loss, including wounded soldiers. The AnsCare ChitoGauze is made of 100% wet-spun and needle-punched chitosan and has superior hemostatic and blood loss-reducing effects that have been proven in clinical studies. The AnsCare ChitoClot Artery Compression Device is designed for hemostatis after surgery. While developing this tool, BenQ Materials Corp. focused on designing an easy-to-use device, which helps bleeding control for patients.