Category: Medical Equipment

  • Why AED (automatic external defibrillator) is life saving machine? Why is it so important?

    Why AED (automatic external defibrillator) is life saving machine? Why is it so important?

    What is an AED (automatic external defibrillator)? An AED is a transportable electronic device that allows the heart the effective reestablishment of the heart rhythm through defibrillation. The device also make a diagnosis of the life intimidating cardiac arrhythmias of ventricular fibrillation and pulse less ventricular tachycardia which leads to cardiac arrest and heart attacks. […]

  • Celltrion’s Rituxan biosimilar wins European approval

    Celltrion’s Rituxan biosimilar wins European approval

    South Korea’s Celltrion announced Wednesday that the European Medicines Agency has granted sales approval to Truxima, its biosimilar drug referencing Roche’s blockbuster lymphatic cancer drug Rituxan. Truxima is the first ever Rituxan (rituximab) biosimilar to be approved by the European drug regulator, as well as the first ever Europe-approved biosimilar monoclonal antibody used to target […]

  • How to treat postpartum mothers with Korean medicine

    How to treat postpartum mothers with Korean medicine

    “Postpartum wind” is a typical condition recognized in Korea when women experience various aftereffects of giving birth, such severe chills even in hot weather, joint pain and lower back pain, among others. Unlike the common notion that “wind” means stroke in Korean, actually it covers a wide range of symptoms such as numbness, pain, paralysis […]

  • Korea's homegrown drug set to post record sales

    Korea's homegrown drug set to post record sales

    Annual sales of a diabetes drug manufactured by LG Life Sciences Ltd., the pharmaceuticals unit of South Korea’s LG Group, are likely to exceed 50 billion won ($44.9 million) this year, the drug firm said Wednesday. It would mark the first time for the annual sales of a single homegrown drug to breach the 50 […]

  • Mug-size device detects chlamydia in 30 minutes

    Mug-size device detects chlamydia in 30 minutes

    Scientists at Johns Hopkins University in the United States have made a portable device that detects chlamydia in just 30 minutes. Called the mobiLap, it is the size of a coffee mug. Chlamydia, which can develop into pelvic inflammatory disease and damage a woman’s reproductive system, often shows no symptoms and can be hard to […]

  • Korea to buttress biological medicine, cosmetics exports

    Korea to buttress biological medicine, cosmetics exports

    As part of efforts to boost the local biopharmaceutical industry and exports, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety announced Tuesday that it will shorten the review process of biologics for rare and incurable diseases so they can be approved and distributed for sale overseas as quickly as possible. A biopharmaceutical, simply known as a […]

  • S. Korean drug firms flesh out in R&D

    S. Korean drug firms flesh out in R&D

    South Korea’s major pharmaceutical companies are planning to make big investments in research and development this year to boost their competitiveness, industry sources said Thursday. Hanmi Pharmaceutical and five others are among the country’s top 10 pharmaceutical companies expected to invest 100 billion won ($82.7 million) or more this year. Hanmi, which clinched a number […]

  • Korean biosimilar drugs on way to global expansion

    Korean biosimilar drugs on way to global expansion

    Led by Celltrion and Samsung Bioepis, South Korea’s biopharmaceutical companies are making strides in the emerging drug category of biosimilars — lower-cost replications of the world’s top-selling biologic drugs that have lost patent protection. Drawing much spotlight this week, Samsung Bioepis, Samsung Group’s biopharmaceutical affiliate, said Sunday that Benepali, its biosimilar copy of Amgen’s blockbuster […]

  • Korean drugmakers have prescription for global expansion

    Korean drugmakers have prescription for global expansion

    Korean drugmakers and bio companies, buoyed by Hanmi Pharmaceutical’s strong performance last year, are seeking overseas markets, industry sources said Wednesday. Global pharmaceutical companies’ perception of Korean industries has also become far more favorable, thanks to Hanmi’s successive contracts for technology export, encouraging the latter’s advance to foreign markets, they said. Taking the lead is […]

  • Korea to speed up tech, medical regulations

    Korea to speed up tech, medical regulations

    The South Korean government Friday unveiled plans to ease regulations on drones and self-driving cars, paving the way for the futuristic technologies to spur related industries. The plans were given in a brief when President Park Geun-hye presided over the fourth regulatory reform ministerial meeting at Cheong Wa Dae. “Deregulation is crucial to secure our […]