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Asahi Chemical Trains Apheresis Specialists For Chinese Hospitals

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Tokyo-based medical device maker Asahi Chemical Kuraray Medical established the Apheresis Training Center in Beijing. In collaboration with Captial Medical University's Youan Hospital, Asahi Chemical will use the center to train physicians and nurses for apheresis and dialysis treatments in Chinese hospitals. Youan Hospital has used apheresis to treat over 18,000 patients with liver disease, and apheresis is gaining popularity in China as a key treatment for patients with multi-organ failure, liver failure and intractable autoimmune disorders. The company also plans to launch satellite training centers in other major Chinese cities such as Shanghai and Guangzhou. Asahi also looks to establish similar training facilities in the U.S. and Canada. (Click here for more - Japanese language

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