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Taiwan health care firms looking for Mindanao partners

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PHILSTAR

DAVAO CITY — Taiwan health care companies are coming to Davao this week to look for possible partners, an official with the Mindanao Business Council (MinBC) said.

Rolando A. Torres, MinBC executive director, said the Manila-based Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TEDC) is bringing representatives from about 10 top companies that want to expand their businesses in Mindanao.

The delegation, Mr. Torres told BusinessWorld, is holding a health care industry meeting on Aug. 8 to explore local partnerships.

“There will be business-to-business matching and that the visitors will also showcase the industry developments in their country,” Mr. Torres said.

About 60 Philippine companies have confirmed participation, including public and government-owned hospitals.

They are “eager to know the latest technology in the industry,” he said.

Among the topics for discussion are pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and modern best practices.

The Taiwan delegation will also visit medical facilities.

The event is the second organized by TEDC in the city this year.

“We expect that the event will result in new deals,” Mr. Torres added. — Carmelito Q. Francisco





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