Taiwan creates pandemic prevention product ecosystem

2020-05-07 06:25:22 PHT

An ecosystem of pandemic prevention products and related industries has already been formed in Taiwan, aimed at offering assistance in the fight against the raging COVID-19 outbreak, the country’s trade representatives said Monday.

Taiwan has already shown the world its resilience, integration capacity and advanced medical practices. Walter Yeh, President and CEO of TAITRA, said at a recent online product launch that Taiwan has already established a well-organized deployment and pandemic prevention product ecosystem that will definitely broaden the horizon and scope of the supply chain for Taiwan's medical industry.

The one-hour launch was part of a series of events held by TAITRA to highlight the country’s strengths and to boost economic activities amid the global standstill, according to the trade promotion body.

Webinars jointly organized with the National Cheng Kung University Hospital attracted 14,000 Indian medical staff. A virtual healthcare pavilion, which consists of 42 medical, assistive devices or smart medical products from 33 Taiwan Excellence Awards winners was also in place, Yeh said.

Such measures effectively remove the boundaries of time and space and even the rules of social distancing, he noted, adding that international buyers and interested individuals can engage their desired products or Taiwan Excellence Awards winning companies with a few simple clicks or swipes.

Chern-chyi Chen, Director General of Taiwan’s Bureau of Foreign Trade, also spoke at the event. He noted that the Taiwan government has already implemented various measures to assist industries to respond to the impact. The agency, Chen said, vowed to expand advertising and promotion in international markets and to help enterprises win business opportunities during the toughest times.

The product launch included Mediland's disinfection robot, Great Group Medical's respiratory device, APEX Medical's healthcare solution, Taiwan Stanch's surgical face masks, ONYX's telehealth and smart hospital product from ONYX, vaccine and test kit from Medigen Vaccine Biologics and BluSense Diagnostics, all of which are pandemic prevention products.

Other brands present at the product launch included Radiant Innovation, Tex Year, Asiatic Fiber, Advantech, IEI Integration, Rice Ear, QS Control and Kimforest. The group presented their innovative pandemic-prevention products to the world at the online press conference, which attracted over 200 participants from Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, India, the Philippines, Korea, South Africa, Egypt, Australia, among others.