For more than 130 years, Johnson & Johnson has created value for patients, customers, employees, and shareholders through the development and provision of innovative products and solutions. As one of the largest and most diversified healthcare companies in the world, J&J has been able to devote significant resources to research and development across its three…

Edwards Lifesciences’ expertise in cardiovascular technology is highly specialized but essential for patients. The company focuses on treating critical conditions and diseases such as aortic stenosis, an unrecognized and undertreated, yet deadly, noncommunicable disease. In Asia, as few as around 2-3% of patients receive lasting treatment in the form of a heart valve replacement. “Around…

Hoping to increase competitiveness and improve patient outcomes, Taiwan’s hospitals are investing in high-value medical devices and artificial intelligence. But finding a balance between state-of-the-art equipment and affordable services remains a challenge. Despite continuous increases in the National Health Insurance (NHI) budget and raised premiums, Taiwan’s hospitals face progressively strained finances and stiff competition. To…

Becton Dickinson and Company (BD), founded in 1897, is a global medical technology company that has more than 65,000 employees in 50 countries. BD has a well-established reputation in the industry for patient and healthcare worker safety and improving medical research and clinical laboratories. The company provides innovative solutions that help advance genomics, enhance the…

Founded in Taiwan in 1989 by a young Swedish entrepreneur, Roger Samuelsson, SHL Medical has grown from a small medical-device supplier to one of the world’s leading designers and producers of autoinjectors. Of the company’s approximately 5,000 employees globally, 4,600 work at one of its nine facilities in Taiwan, all of them located in Taoyuan….

An annual report lists Taiwan-related trade issues being followed in Washington. Early each year, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) releases a country-by-country Report on Foreign Trade Barriers. The nine-page Taiwan section for 2020 provides a concise statement of the main areas of U.S.-government concern regarding elements of the bilateral trade relationship. Taiwan’s…

As 2019 draws to a close without the achievement of several hoped-for advances in regulatory procedures for medical devices, multinational companies in the sector are looking to the new year for some significant breakthroughs. Topping the wish list is passage of the draft Medical Devices Act, which would create dedicated legislation to govern the industry…

Most of AmCham Taipei’s member companies in the medical device field are sales and marketing arms of the world’s major multinational, especially American, brands. The profiles below introduce two member companies that are exceptions in that their forte is manufacturing, with Taiwan as their main base. As private companies they don’t disclose their financial information,…