Hos­pi­tals buy rev­o­lu­tion­ary tech­nol­ogy

Shanghai Daily - - BUSINESS - Ding Yin­ing HEALTH CARE

FOSUN In­ter­na­tional said Da Vinci ro­botic sur­gi­cal sys­tems had won con­tracts worth US$110 mil­lion from do­mes­tic hos­pi­tals as it show­cased min­i­mally in­va­sive and other lead­ing health care tech­nolo­gies dur­ing the on-go­ing China In­ter­na­tional Im­port Expo in Shang­hai.

Fosun Chair­man Guo Guangchang said the com­pany would con­tinue to push for­ward mul­ti­lat­eral col­lab­o­ra­tion with part­ners and stake­hold­ers in var­i­ous ar­eas to help to im­prove health care in China.

“We’re eye­ing at least 100 bil­lion yuan (US$14.4 bil­lion) of in­vest­ment in R&D over the next 10 years and we would con­tinue our in-house re­search ef­forts to drive re­search in fun­da­men­tal sci­ence,” Guo told a fo­rum on the side­lines of the CIIE.

“At the same time we are also seek­ing the best com­pa­nies from around the globe as our part­ners.”

He said the com­pany had in­vested about 4 bil­lion yuan in the first six months of the year in tech­nol­ogy ini­tia­tives and R&D projects, ven­ture cap­i­tal and in­cu­ba­tion projects.

NAS­DAQ-listed In­tu­itive Sur­gi­cal set up a joint ven­ture with Fosun Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal Group to re­search, de­velop, man­u­fac­ture and sell in­no­va­tive med­i­cal de­vices in 2016 after it first started to ex­port sur­gi­cal de­vices to China more than 13 years ago.

So far, 84 ro­botic sys­tems from In­tu­itive have been in­stalled in hos­pi­tals on China’s main­land and in Hong Kong and more than 100,000 surg­eries have been com­pleted us­ing the surgery plat­form. Glob­ally, more than 4,500 Da Vinci sur­gi­cal plat­forms are in use.

“The fur­ther open­ing up of China’s econ­omy would pro­vide a fa­vor­able en­vi­ron­ment for play­ers from var­i­ous sec­tors in the health care in­dus­try to ex­change ideas and col­lab­o­rate with each other,” said Wang Jian, di­rec­tor of the Na­tional Health and Fam­ily Plan­ning Com­mis­sion’s In­ter­na­tional Health Ex­change and Co­op­er­a­tion Cen­ter.

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