Date: May 11, 2015
We were recently invited by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) to check out what Taiwanese medical device manufacturers and organizations are up to. Many of them will be promoting their wares at the Medicare Taiwan international medical & healthcare exhibition next month in Taipei City. The annual event brings together thousands of exhibitors and tens of thousands of attendees, including clinicians, hospital administrators, manufacturers, investors, and biomedical engineers.
Hiwin-logoOur first stop was at Hiwin Technologies Corporation in the city of Taichung. The company is not known in the medical field, but it has decided to throw a lot of its engineering know-how toward developing new medical devices.
ball-screwsHiwin is a big name within the manufacturing space, specifically famous for its ball screws that are used in all sorts of devices to accurately move things back and forth on a linear track. Some of its parts, for example, are used in the Elekta Gamma Knife radiosurgery system. [FULL STORY]