Made in Taiwan: improved medical outcomes – MEDICA 2018

The Taiwan External Trade Development Council – TAITRA – presents an elite group of 15 companies at this year’s MEDICA.

Made in Taiwan: improved medical outcomes - MEDICA 2018

Taiwan is a country founded on technology and the relentless drive for innovation. It benefits from the ambitions of its individual researchers, their institutes and companies and from the engagement and support from the Taiwan External Trade Development Council – TAITRA. At this year”s MEDICA, TAITRA presents an elite group of 15 companies – the recipients of TAITRA’s Taiwan Excellence awards – displaying technology to improve efficiency, process and, ultimately, outcomes to the world”s doctors, caregivers, and patients.

The world’s population is aging and becoming more connected. This fact is of utmost importance to Taiwan; its commercial sectors are focused on issues associated with a citizenry maturing in-step with the West. Rehabotics Medical Technology Corporation has just brought an exceptional aid to the market, MirrorHand, which enables robot-assisted rehabilitation of the hands after a stroke. Weighing only 750 grams, it is by far the lightest robotic rehabilitation device for the hand. The mirrored motion transferred from healthy to compromised hand and the programmable passive motion rehabilitation functions support neuromuscular regeneration.

Some unique technologies are just as beneficial at either end of life. The Opro9 Smart Diaper from Civicloud is an example. By offering a diaper with networked moisture monitoring, this technology is an excellent low-cost, multifunctional device. Whether in a NICs unit where renal function monitoring is a key aspect to positive outcomes, to an assisted living center where the care must remain efficient but responsive and flexible, this simple system can alert staff to needs of each patient and ensure an exceptional quality of care while offering valuable data-points into the EHR.

The ability for doctors to reach rapid, accurate conclusions is key to diagnosis and continued evaluation. Leltek Inc. offers this through a best-in-class cordless ultrasound subsystem. Of particular interest is their system’s bring-your-own-device compatibility, its ultra-light design at only 330 grams, and the exceptional battery life of three hours – overcoming the issues associated with previous cordless ultrasound solutions.

Another company featured through Taiwan Excellence, AmCad, leverages existing ultrasound diagnostic equipment to achieve the most cost-effective sleep apnea (OSA) diagnosis. As the understanding of the denigrating effects this condition plays in the general population becomes established, AmCad’s UO system delivers standardized ultrasound-head positioning and output data analysis to achieve an accurate diagnosis within 10 minutes on a fully awake patient, thereby eliminating the need for expensive overnight evaluation.

These Taiwan Excellence recipients and others organized by TAITRA will be presented during the MEDICA in Dusseldorf, Germany, from November 12th through the 15th in hall 17 Stand A61. All are interested in realizing opportunities for technological cooperation and business development with the global medical community. Hosts are on-hand and individual tours are available to meet your goals.

Founded in 1970 to help promote foreign trade, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is the foremost non-profit trade promotion organization in Taiwan. Jointly sponsored by the government, industry associations, and several commercial organizations, TAITRA assists Taiwan businesses and manufacturers with reinforcing their international competitiveness and in coping with the challenges they face in foreign markets.

TAITRA boasts a well-coordinated trade promotion and information network of over 1,300 trained specialists stationed throughout its Taipei headquarters, four local branch offices in Hsinchu, Taichung, Tainan and Kaohsiung, and 60 overseas branch offices worldwide. Together with its sister organizations, Taiwan Trade Center (TTC) and Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC), TAITRA has created a wealth of trade opportunities through effective promotion strategies.

Taiwan External Trade Development Council
Frances Lin
Immermannstr. 33
40210 Dusseldorf
Phone: +49 (0)228 / 919 37 -66

Ben Giese
CelsiusStr. 43
53125 Bonn
Phone: +49 (0)228 / 919 37 -66