BOAO: Door to Latest Global Cutting-Edge Treatments
China Global Trade Expo: Boao
provides access to currently inaccessible treatments
And there's another group that's creating quite a buzz at this year's CIIE. A delegation from South China's Hainan Province are providing people access to cutting-edge medical equipment and drugs without the need to travel abroad. Yang Chengxi has more in Shanghai.
YANG CHENGXI Shanghai "Among the many participants is the delegation from the Lecheng International Medical Tourism Pilot Area. It's a special zone in Southern China's Hainan Province where companies can get special licenses to use new drugs and equipment that are not yet approved in China."
Lyu Xiaolei, deputy director of the pilot area's administration, started her day by attending a symposium at Boston Scientific. The company's star product Rezum, which treats Benign Prostate Hyperplasia, has been one piece of equipment on trial in Lecheng.
JUNE CHANG Greater China President, Boston Scientific "Last year this time, we showcased that technology, and within a month, we were able to operate our first patient in December in Boao Lecheng."