Medtronic breaks ground on western China Innovation Center

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today it has begun work on an Innovation Center in Chengdu, China, slated to open in 2020. The new Chengdu Innovation Center is being built at the Singapore-Sichuan Hi-Tech Innovation Park in the Sichuan Province and aims to provide clinical training and research platforms for medical workers in the region and neighboring regions. “Medtronic understands the critical role that rural physicians play in driving the healthcare availability and transformation. As such, we hope to support the growth and development of medical workers in China’s vast central and western regions, help them better understand, grasp and capitalize the frontier technologies, enhance their clinical skills to benefit more patients, and move forward together toward the Healthy China goal,” Medtronic CEO Omar Ishrak said in a prepared statement. Medtronic said that despite improved clinical training investments, training in China’s western regions “remains insufficient” and has created an average 10-year gap between the maturation period of Chinese physicians and those in developed countries. “Chengdu is actively fostering innovation within the biopharmaceutical industry, and it’s particularly important to build an open and pragmatic innovation environment. We hope that more international leading platforms, like the Medtronic Innovation Center, can inspire innovation and become a driving force in helping us explore loca...
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