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Japan’s Device Makers Increasingly Look Elsewhere In Asia For Production

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Japanese makers of medical devices are looking beyond home to other parts of Asia to produce their products. Kawasumi Laboratories, Nihon Kohden, Nipro and Terumo are among the makers of needles, intravenous kits, blood bags and patient-monitoring systems making the move. Nipro alone is investing $44 million in its subsidiary in Thailand to produce intravenous and insulin needles, primarily for sale in China and India. (Click here for more - a subscription may be required



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