St. Jude Medical Expands Into Beijing, China
Health & Medicine
March 22, 2011
St. Jude Medical, Inc. today opened the St. Jude Medical Advanced Technology Center Asia Pacific in Beijing, China.
AsianScientist (Mar. 22, 2011) – St. Jude Medical, Inc., a global medical device company, today celebrated the grand opening of the St. Jude Medical Advanced Technology Center Asia Pacific in Beijing, China.
Headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, St. Jude Medical develops medical technology in four major areas that include cardiac rhythm management, atrial fibrillation, cardiovascular and neuromodulation. St. Jude Medical first entered the Chinese market in 1996, and also has sales offices in Beijing, Guangzhou and both a sales office and distribution center in Shanghai.
St. Jude Medical’s Vice President of Asia Pacific, Sang Yi, was joined by Ministry of Health (MOH) officials, leading physicians from the Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS), and regional cardiologists at the inauguration.
Established with support from the Chinese Ministry of Health and the Beijing city government, the facility is expected to support the training of more than 2,000 physicians each year from throughout Asia, with the majority visiting from hospitals in China.
The center offers a unique virtual reality experience that allows physicians to simulate different procedures and develop clinical skills in a human-size simulation.
St. Jude Medical is also partnering with APHRS and local cardiologists to establish a compelling educational curriculum. APHRS physicians will help the Advanced Technology Center staff to design courses that provide realistic experiences for physicians who help heal cardiac-related illness. Said Masayasu Hiraoka, President of APHRS:
“With all the new developments in the medical industry it is important that corporations such as St. Jude Medical partner with societies, institutions and physicians to help drive continuous learning. APHRS is pleased to partner with St. Jude Medical to help provide a training experience that will be beneficial to clinicians throughout Asia.”
St. Jude Medical is poised to create a network of Advanced Technology Centers throughout the world, with new centers planned in the U.S., Japan, Malaysia, and Costa Rica.
Source: St. Jude Medical, Inc.
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