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Venture Capital Firms Look To Vietnam For Health Care Growth

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Venture capitalists see Vietnam as a potentially lucrative venue for investments in health care. Analysts say national spending on health care in Vietnam is only 1.48 percent of gross domestic product, compared with 15.3 percent in the United States and 6 percent in neighboring Thailand. Several venture-capital firms already have committed funds to invest in Vietnam, including Viet Capital Fund Management, which has begun a health care fund with $31.25 million in capital. The fund's director believes the investment will encourage introduction of state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment technology to Vietnam. (Click here for more



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