16 November 2020 | News
TAITRA is committed to promoting smart healthcare for Taiwan and Thailand
The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) recently launched the Taiwan Expo 2020 in Thailand physically and virtually with a theme of "Let's THAI together". Since Thailand has contained the COVID-19 pandemic well, a physical exhibition was held at the Rosewood Hotel in Thailand November 4-6, and an online exhibition showcasing products from 180 Taiwanese suppliers was created online.
Jointly sponsored by Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW) and TAITRA, the Taiwan Healthcare Pavilion was built on the Expo's official website. On this dedicated webpage, there is complete information on Taiwan's four advanced hospitals and five major manufacturers of smart medical supplies. In coordination with the exhibition, a webinar was held for Taiwanese doctors and experts to share their innovative medical products and services.
In his opening remarks at the kick-off ceremony, TAITRA's chairman James Huang pointed out that despite the pandemic impact, TAITRA not only will continue to hold the Taiwan Expo in Thailand, but will play a role to bridge the distance between Taiwan and Thailand via digital technology. We are expecting a better Taiwan Expo 2.0 soon to make a breakthrough.
The Taiwan Healthcare Pavilion has housed many Taiwan's first-rate hospitals. The National Taiwan University Hospital is well-known for its extraordinary achievements in treating children's craniofacial trauma, skin hemangioma, venous malformation, orofacial cleft, and microtia. The Changhua Christian Hospital, the first smart and green-energy hospital in Taiwan, is happy to share their green ways of construction and operation. Because of the pandemic outbreak, CCH has hosted more than ten anti-pandemic webinars and business matchmaking meetings. As a result, the collaboration between imedtac Co., Ltd. Taiwan and Thonburi Hospital Group Thailand makes possible building smart wards for demonstration in Thailand. The National Cheng Kung University Hospital is now developing precision medicine and AI for use in coronavirus prevention and quarantine. The Taipei Medical University Hospital owns the Asia's unique ROSA Spine robotic arm, which can help surgeons implant a lumber vertebrae nail precisely in position.
The exhibition gathered Thai distributors interested in food safety, IVD (In Vitro Diagnostic) tests, AI smart healthcare and pulse healthcare systems, who joined online business meetings and requested catalogs and samples. The suppliers, including Taiwan's Advance Biopharmaceutical Inc., TaiHao Medical Inc., Biotegy Corp., Shiny Pacific Biotechnology Co., Ltd. and Sane Health Enterprise Co., Ltd. are looking forward to trade cooperation in the future.
Taiwan has applied internationally reputed high technology to the medical field, and has initiated customized smart medical systems. TAITRA is committed to promoting smart healthcare for Taiwan and Thailand.