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Signs point to Asia becoming key medtech innovation hotspot

Conditions are right in Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, China and South Asia for innovations to take off.

These robots developed by Ngee Ann Polytechnic can teach exercise routines to senior citizens. Each can monitor up to six people at a time, to check that they are doing the exercises correctly.

FOR most of recent history, research and development (R&D) in the field of medical technology, also known as medtech, happened mainly in the US and Europe.

But as Asia develops, the region will contribute a growing share of medtech innovation in the coming years. Several Asian...

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