For multinational pharmaceutical companies, Taiwan has proven itself to be a very attractive investment destination in the Asia Pacific. The island’s sizeable pool of high-quality STEM talent, its extensive expertise in and productive environment for conducting clinical trials, active government-industry-academia cooperation in medical research, and advanced bio-ICT capacity are just a few of the qualities…

Since the pandemic began, Taiwan has developed several herbal formulas that traditional Chinese medicine doctors say are effective in treating COVID-19. The most prominent of these is Taiwan Chingguan Yihau (NRICM101), marketed under the name Respire Aid and developed by Taiwan’s National Research Institute of Chinese Medicine (NRICM). The treatment is made up of ten…

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in critical care has potentially lifesaving outcomes for long-term disease prevention and critical decisions during surgery. AI technologies can help medical professionals find biomarkers of disease, identify target molecules, discover drug candidates, speed up clinical trials, and even monitor and predict epidemic outbreaks. There is also a distinct…

Living abroad often involves numerous unexpected challenges and can be difficult for many, especially those with existing mental health issues. Fortunately, Taipei is now home to a growing number of mental health resources, including many with services in English and offering sliding-scale fees for lower-income clients. When Martha first came to Taiwan two years ago,…

After nearly two years, COVID-19 continues to impact countries around the world. The pandemic has also highlighted the vital role of healthcare companies in developing and ensuring the equitable distribution of life-saving medicines.   Among those involved in the effort to stop the spread and negative effects of coronavirus is global pharmaceutical firm Merck, Sharp, and…

AmCham Taiwan’s 2021 Healthcare Innovation Forum was held on October 25 at the Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, drawing an audience of 80 members and their guests. The Chamber was honored to gather industry leaders and experts in tech, innovation, and healthcare fields to explore the possibilities afforded by smart healthcare. Opening remarks at the…

As Taiwan society ages, this challenging condition is becoming more prevalent. With the rapid rise in the proportion of elderly people in the Taiwan population, one of the medical conditions that will require increased attention is osteoporosis. A progressive skeletal disease characterized by decreased bone density and weakened bone tissue, osteoporosis frequently leads to falls…