Boston Scientific, a global medical technology company, has opened the China branch of the Boston Scientific Institute for Advancing Science (IAS) as well as its new Innovation Center. Boston Scientific expects to foster local talent while sustainably developing innovative technologies uniquely suited to the China market.
Michael F. Mahoney, president and chief executive officer, Boston Scientific, said, "China is key to our ongoing global expansion, and we believe that initiatives such as the IAS and Innovation Center will help us to continue adapting to the demands of the China market."
The IAS offers Chinese medical practitioners training in clinical practice and multidisciplinary programs in interventional cardiology, cardiac rhythm management and electrophysiology, endoscopy, peripheral interventions and urology and women's health. These programs are intended to raise medical professionals' awareness of the latest industry trends as well as their knowledge of innovative technologies.
All existing professional education programs or platforms in the market, such as Horizon Academy and the company's E-Club project, will be integrated into the IAS. It is anticipated that the IAS in Shanghai will offer training courses for more than 700 professionals every year, offering professional education opportunities across the Asia-Pacific region. IAS also is expected to cooperate with top medical universities and colleges in China to launch clinical courses for students, contributing to the development of China's medical industry.
"The IAS will offer various academic programs, such as medical conferences, visiting experts' lectures, symposia on complex lesions, diagnostic and therapeutic technology classes, on-site operation training and international exchange, as well as training programs that will reach numerous provincial-level hospitals throughout the country," said Warren Wang, vice president and managing director-China, Boston Scientific.
The center in China is designed to drive understanding of innovative technologies and advanced medical technology products. The center is fully equipped with the latest multimedia devices. The center also will collect customer feedback to aid in the development of products and technologies customized for China, in collaboration with the Boston Scientific global R&D team.