Taiwan has one of the world’s most efficient, accessible, and effective healthcare systems, offering quality care at affordable prices. Yet despite this success, the rapid aging of Taiwan’s population is presenting an unprecedented challenge to Taiwan’s National Health Insurance (NHI) system. According to the National Development Council, this year 14% of Taiwan’s population will be…

Finding new treatments for difficult to cure diseases Devoted to improving local education and medical care Although Chicago-based AbbVie was founded only five years ago, its performance in delivering new drugs for hard-to-treat diseases and its dedication to improving local medical services and education have quickly received global attention. “Our goal is to provide groundbreaking…

At long last, the much anticipated Taoyuan Aerotropolis project is ready for take-off. The Aerotropolis is a planned transportation, logistics, industrial, and residential city encompassing the existing Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.  With a footprint of over 4,500 hectares, the Aerotropolis will be one of Taiwan’s largest national infrastructure projects ever. Originally conceived years ago as…

The Taiwan government deserves congratulations for its recent enactment of landmark legislation establishing a Patent Linkage system for pharmaceutical products, a mechanism designed to prevent infringing drugs from being licensed while an original medication still holds a valid patent in this market. Credit goes both to the executive branch agencies that ushered through this initiative…

Corning is the world’s leading glass, fiber, and ceramics maker, producing an array of life changing innovations in advanced optics, communications networks, display glass, and the ultra-durable Gorilla Glass. But the innovation that most excites Daniel Tseng, President of Corning Display Technologies Taiwan (CDTT), and these days is a smartphone camera flash that enables selfies…

On November 21, Ford Lio Ho – Ford’s Taiwan joint venture – marked another milestone in its 45-year history with the introduction of the all-new Ford Escort. Developed by Ford’s global R&D team and built on the same platform as the Focus, the Escort exhibits Ford’s global requirements of high quality and ultra-rigid body construction…

As Taiwan attempts to dramatically transform its power generation systems away from nuclear and coal-fired power plants and towards a cleaner system centered around renewable, an important technology seems to have been ignored: fuel cells. A fuel cell is an electrochemical device that converts the chemical energy from a fuel such as hydrogen, natural gas,…

The use of braces to straighten and correct misalignments of the teeth goes back thousands of years – even Cleopatra wore them! The modern system of brackets, bonding material, arch wire, and ligature elastic is at least a century old, with traditional orthodontic techniques usually requiring years of wearing braces, with frequent visits to the…