Taiwan’s biotech and pharmaceutical industry was one of the first to be named in the original Tsai Administration’s 5+2 economic policy to transform the nation’s economic structure, and is viewed as the upcoming medical treatment trend that Taiwan cannot miss out on, said Johnsee Lee, the Honorary Chairman of Taiwan Bio Industry Organization (Taiwan BIO) during the Precision Medicine Industry Forum 2017 in Taipei, Wednesday.Read more
A delegation from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) made a recent visit to Taiwan and while here urged the government to pass laws that would better strengthen intellectual property protection for pharmaceuticals.Read more
The Centers for Disease Control (CDE), a division of Taiwan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) announced Tuesday that HIV saliva test kits can now be picked up at local convenience chain stores after pre-registration online, for the testing of HIV in the privacy of one’s home.Read more
During a press conference held Tuesday in Taipei to showcase the local medical imaging industry, the Economics Ministry of the Taiwan government announced that it plans to invest NT$2 billion (US$ 6.5 million) in the medical equipment sector.Read more
By Tim Ferry
In just 24 years, between 1993 and the end of 2017, Taiwan will have gone from an “aging population” with some 7% of the population 65 years old or older to an “aged society” with 14% of its population elderly. This same demographic shift took 125 years in France, over 40 years in the United States, and even 25 years in the world’s grayest society, Japan. Further, by 2025, one in five Taiwanese will be 65 years old or older, putting Taiwan in the ranks of the super-aged societies.
Our featured event is BioTaiwan 2017, the annual week-long festival of life science-themed conferences, exhibitions and gatherings held in Taipei, Taiwan.Read more