In an industry as dynamic and competitive as healthcare, standing out requires outstanding ingenuity, while still maintaining a dedication to patient wellbeing and care. For California-headquartered biopharmaceutical company Amgen, which last year celebrated 40 years of providing innovative and life-changing treatments to patients, being a leader is baked into its DNA. Over that period, 70%…

Robotic-assisted surgery has helped to advance the medical world, offering minimally invasive approaches that involve small incisions and increased precision. Compared to open surgery, such an approach can help accelerate the recovery process, depending on the procedure, and reduce the cost of care for patients and hospitals. Due to its many benefits, robotic-assisted surgery has…

Last May, research-based global biopharmaceutical firm AbbVie finalized a transformative acquisition of Allergan, an Ireland-headquartered healthcare solutions provider. The transaction made AbbVie, a relatively young spinoff of the long-established Abbott Laboratories, the fifth largest biopharmaceutical company in the world. It further diversified the company’s robust product portfolio, expanded and strengthened its already robust R&D pipeline,…

Finding effective solutions to the world’s health issues requires novel, holistic approaches and collaborative ingenuity. Healthcare companies must therefore increasingly shift their focus to the research and development of medical technologies, biopharmaceuticals, and innovative therapies to treat conditions and diseases that are difficult or nearly impossible to tackle using traditional medicines. Such a reality is…

Over a period of more than 40 years, Taiwan has built up a strong environment for immunization, drastically decreasing once-prevalent diseases and generating widespread trust in Taiwan’s public health system. However, while Taiwanese citizens currently enjoy almost universal access to a wide range of publicly funded vaccines, insufficiencies in that funding threatens to reduce the…

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,…