Medtronic Scolded for Calling Taiwan a Country
Chinese authorities don't take kindly to businesses calling Taiwan a country, as Medtronic now knows. The company was chastised Friday along with Delta Air Lines and fashion brand Zara, for making such a reference on its website. Chinese regulators forced the firms to formally apologize, but it could have been worse. Just a day earlier, U.S. hotel group Marriott was ordered to shut down its Chinese websites for a week for conducting an email survey in which it put Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, and Tibet on a par with China as a nation. China claims Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, and Tibet as territories. The issue serves as a warni...
Source: MDDI - January 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news
Misonix inks $11m Chinese licensing, manufacturing deal for SonaStar
Misonix (NSDQ:MSON) said today it inked an $11 million licensing and exclusive manufacturing deal with Chinese Hunan Xing Hang Rui Kang Bio-Technologies for Misonix’s SonaStar product line in China, Hong Kong and Macau. Through the agreement, Misonix will receive $5 million in upfront technology license fees and stocking orders as well as minimum royalty payments from the sale of SonaStar products of $2 million per yer between 2019 and 2021 and additional royalties through August 2027. “Working with Misonix represents a unique opportunity to add an important technology to our suite of products. SonaStar is...
Source: Mass Device - October 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Misonix Source Type: news
Gambling behavior among Macau college and university students - Kam SM, Wong ILK, So EMT, Un DKC, Chan CHW.
This survey investigated gambling behavior among Chinese students studying in Macau colleges and universities. It also aimed to examine the relationship between problem gambling, affect states and sensation seeking propensity. A convenience sample of 999 s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
The 7 Countries Anthony Bourdain Has Visited Most
This article originally appeared on FoodandWine.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Max Bonem / Food and Wine Tags: Uncategorized onetime onetimetravel Source Type: news
20 Hotels You Didn ’t Know Were Owned by Celebrities
This article originally appeared on TravelandLeisure.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adeline Duff/ Travel + Leisure Tags: Uncategorized celebrities onetime onetimetravel Source Type: news
As Hurricane Irma Lashes Florida, an Expert Explains How Cities Can Boost Their Flood Defenses
After it had raged through the Caribbean, sucked the sea back from the Bahamas coast and devastated the tiny island of Barbuda, Hurricane Irma tore up the Florida panhandle Sunday night cutting power for four million people en route to Tampa. A map produced by the U.S. National Hurricane Center showed that along parts of the State’s southwestern coast storm surge flooding could surpass nine feet; already, parts of downtown Miami were a couple of feet underwater. “Pray for us,” Florida governor Rick Scott said in an interview as the hurricane began its assault on his state. Meanwhile, a thousand miles wes...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joseph Hincks / Hong Kong Tags: Uncategorized Floods Florida onetime weather Source Type: news
China Flexes Controversial New Law as Taiwanese Activist Pleads Guilty to Subversion
(YUEYANG, China) — A Taiwanese activist has pleaded guilty to subverting state power in China’s first prosecution of a nonprofit worker on criminal charges since Beijing passed a law tightening controls over foreign non-governmental organizations. “I spread articles that maliciously attacked the Communist Party of China, China’s existing system and China’s government,” the activist, Lee Ming-che, told the court in the central Chinese city of Yueyang. Lee said he also organized people and wrote articles “intended to subvert the state’s power.” Subversion of state power i...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Wang / AP Tags: Uncategorized China onetime Taiwan Source Type: news
16 Dead as Strong Typhoon Floods Macau, Southern China
HONG KONG (AP) — The most powerful typhoon to hit the southern Chinese region in more than half a century left at least 16 dead as a sudden deluge swamped the gambling hub of Macau, submerging streets and stranding residents. Macau said Thursday that eight people were killed in the former Portuguese colony, including two men found overnight in a submerged parking garage. Another 153 were injured amid extensive flooding, power outages, and the smashing of doors and windows by high winds and driving rain. "It's a calamity, the losses are high and a lot of buildings need repair," said Macau lawmaker Jose P...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 24, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Kelvin Chan and Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news
Workplace violence toward physicians and nurses: prevalence and correlates in Macau - Cheung T, Lee PH, Yip PSF.
This paper sets out to estimate the prevalence of workplace violence in relation to socio-demographic characteristics of physicians and nurses working in healthcare settings in Macau. BACKGROUND: Concerted efforts worldwide to reduce workplace viol... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news
Guided Therapeutics re-opens FDA discussions seeking LuViva PMA
Guided Therapeutics (OTC:GTHP) said today it re-entered discussions with the FDA about pursuing premarket approval for its LuViva advanced cervical scan device. The Norcross, Ga.-based company said the decision was prompted by “constructive” outcomes from previous meetings with the organization alongside a “perceived more favorable environment for device approvals under the new presidential administration” and a recent increase in FDA device approvals. As part of the plans to re-file for approval with the LuViva, the company said it is planning to launch a new clinical study of the device to co...
Source: Mass Device - July 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Women's Health Guided Therapeutics Inc. Source Type: news
The epidemiology of current depression in Macau, China: towards a plan for mental health action - Hall BJ, Lam AIF, Wu TL, Hou WK, Latkin C, Galea S.
PURPOSE: Macau is a Special Administrative Region in China that has experienced tremendous development in its gambling industry during its post-colonial years. To inform mental health planning, this study presents the first population estimates and correla... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news
Guided Therapeutics reveals details of $50m LuViva deal in China
Guided Therapeutics (OTC:GTHP) said that it inked an exclusive licensing agreement with Shandong Yaohua Medical Instrument Corp., to manufacture its LuViva advanced cervical scan system and related disposables. The deal also gives SMI exclusive distribution rights in China, Macau, Hong Kong and Taiwan. SMI is slated to pay a $1.0 million licensing fee in 5 installments until Oct. 2017. The company will also underwrite the cost of regulatory approval with the Chinese Food and Drug Administration, Guided Therapeutics said. Once SMI wins CFDA approval, the company will pay a $1.90 royalty on each disposable sold by ...
Source: Mass Device - March 27, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Wall Street Beat Women's Health Guided Therapeutics Inc. Source Type: news
Misonix inks Chinese distro deal for BoneScalpel with Weigao Orthopedic
Misonix (NSDQ:MSON) said today it inked an exclusive distribution agreement with Shandong Weigao Orthopedic Device Company. Through the deal, Weigao Orthopedic will gain the rights to sell, market and distribute Farmingdale, N.Y.-based Misonix’s BoneScalpel in China, Hong Kong and Macau for an initial period of 5-years. “We are pleased to enter into this distribution agreement with Weigao Orthopedic, one of the most highly regarded orthopedic and spine surgery device providers in the People’s Republic of China. They have a broad distribution network and relationships with medical institutions that wi...
Source: Mass Device - March 7, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Distribution Orthopedics Misonix Inc. Source Type: news
Scottsdale telemedicine firm expands to China with exclusive distribution agreement
Joel Barthelemy, founder and CEO of Scottsdale-based GlobalMed has been busy, and it looks like he ’s not about to slow down anytime soon. He just signed a distribution agreement with Deer Jet Medical Co. Ltd. to sell GlobalMed’s entire line of mobile telemedicine stations, medical devices and software to the Chinese mainland as well as the Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan regions. Barthelemy sa id he spent several years looking at China, but had never found a strong partner. “That all changed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 14, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news
Guided Therapeutics inks exclusive distro deal with Shandong Yaohua
Guided Therapeutics (OTC:GTHP) said last week it inked an exclusive distribution, sales and manufacturing rights deal for its LuViva advanced cervical scan system with Shandong Yaohua Medical Instrument Corp. Through the deal, Shandong Yaohua will retain exclusive distribution, sales and manufacturing rights in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. The deal includes a $1 million licensing fee from Shandong as well as a minimum purchase of 10 LuViva advance cervical scan devices in 2017, and royalties for disposables once Chinese FDA approval is obtained, Nashua, N.H.-based Guided Therapeutics said. Guided Therapeutics s...
Source: Mass Device - February 3, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Women's Health Guided Therapeutics Inc. Source Type: news
China reports first two human deaths from bird flu this winter
BEIJING (Reuters) - Two people in China's Anhui province have died from H7N9 bird flu, the first fatalities in China among this winter's cases, while Macau reported its first human infection of the strain since the former Portuguese colony returned to China in 1999. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
Suven Life gets patent for neurodegenerative drug
Suven Life Sciences has been granted a patent each by Europe and Macau for drug used in the treatment of disorders associated with neurodegenerative diseases. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - December 29, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Japanese seniors gambling to stay sharp
It might be a long way from the glitz and glamor of Las Vegas or Macau, but old people's homes may quickly be becoming a new frontier for gaming in Japan. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - December 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Suven Life Sciences gets patent for neuro-degenerative drug
Drug firm Suven Life Sciences has been granted a patent each by Eurasia, Europe, Israel and Macau for a drug used in the treatment of neuro-degenerative diseases. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - December 11, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Global Superstar and Biggest Selling Female Artist of All-Time Mariah Carey Set to Rock Macau Along With Asia’s King of Dance Aaron Kwok and Kpop Sensation SISTAR as Studio City Kicks off Star-studded Grand Opening Extravaganza
(Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - October 18, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Vertebral Technologies inks China distro deal
Vertebral Technologies Inc said today it inked a deal with Chinese medical device company ECM Medical to distribute VTI’s Interfuse spinal implant system in China. VTI’s Interfuse is an interbody lumbar fusion system that allows for less invasive approaches to lumbar fusion operations due to smaller access channels and intra-operative assembly, the Minnetonka, Minn.-based company said. “While our products have approval in 38 markets worldwide, China is a key market. We are excited that our technologies will be available to surgeons and patients in China,” VTI CEO Matt Kyle said i...
Source: Mass Device - August 26, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Distribution Spinal ECM Medical Vertebral Technologies Inc Source Type: news
Micell gains new manufacturing partner
Micell Technologies said today that it won approval to partner with contract manufacturer Surgical Technologies, Inc. in Britain and will begin full-scale manufacturing of its MiStent SES for distribution to European Union countries. Micell won CE Mark approval in the European Union for the drug-eluting stent in 2013. STI will serve as the primary contract manufacturer of the MiStent SES, according to the companies. “With STI’s expertise and performance in full-service medical device contracting and Micell’s highly efficient manufacturing process, we are accommodating the controlled commerc...
Source: Mass Device - August 20, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Contract Manufacturing Drug-Eluting Stents Micell Technologies Inc. Source Type: news
Suven Life Sciences gets patents for neurodegenerative drug
Biopharmaceutical firm Suven Life Sciences said it has been granted one patent each by the US, Israel and Macau for a drug used for neurogenerative diseases (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - June 16, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Compound in North American Botanical Oplopanax horridus Inhibits Colorectal Tumor Growth in Mouse Model and Human Cells
A new compound isolated from the Pacific Northwest shrub Oplopanax horridus, sometimes called Alaskan ginseng or devil’s club, showed beneficial effects on human colorectal cells in a recent laboratory study. The study, funded in part by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health and involving researchers from the University of Chicago and two Chinese universities―Central South University and University of Macau, was published in the journal Nutrients. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 2, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news
Macau's magic square stamps just made philately even more nerdy
Postage goes meta as new Chinese stamps celebrate an ancient number pattern by themselves appearing in a pattern. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 4, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Alex Bellos Tags: Mathematics Puzzle games Science Culture Stamps Design Source Type: news
Mozambique: Chinese Aid for Mozambican Health Service
[AIM]Maputo -The Chinese government pledged on 4 November, in the special administrative region of Macau, to provide 46 million US dollars in grants and loans to be used in improving health infrastructures in Mozambique. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 11, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news
Mozambique: Chinese Aid for Mozambican Health Service
[AIM]Maputo -The Chinese government pledged on Monday, in the special administrative region of Macau, to provide 46 million US dollars in grants and loans to be used in improving health infrastructures in Mozambique. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news
Association between self-control and school bullying behaviors among Macanese adolescents - Chui WH, Chan HC.
OBJECTIVE: Macau is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China with over 95% of the population is of Chinese descent. Research on school bullying using Macanese samples is virtually nonexistent. Thus, this study is among the first to sample this popula... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - January 18, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Students' Social Networks Can Predict Course Grades
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev's (BGU) Social Networks Security Research Group in its Department of Information Systems Engineering has developed a novel method to predict how well or badly a student will perform in an academic course. The information can be used to determine which students need the most help, as well as which ones excel and might be guided to further study or careers in that subject area. The paper, "Predicting Student Exam Scores by Analyzing Social Network Data," was presented at the Advanced Media Technology Conference in Macau, Hong Kong... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news