Industry Insight: Healthcare

Industry Insight: Healthcare 8 April

Industry Insight: Healthcare 8 April

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This week’s Healthcare Industry Insights focuses on changes to China’s medical-device industry, users’ experiences with health-related content on Youtube, and FDA approval for a new antibiotic.

China’s medical device industry gets a makeover

This Nature article (part of Nature Spotlight: Medical devices in China) highlights the intensified push by the Chinese Government to produce and utilise more locally manufactured devices. As a result, China now holds the second-largest share of the medical device market. The article also discusses several significant downstream changes in response to this trend, such as numerous international manufacturers establishing local operations in China by forming partnerships with local firms.

FDA clears Basilea’s Zvetera antibiotic for three bacterial infections

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Zvetera (ceftobiprole medocaril sodium) for the treatment of adults with S. aureus bacteremia, including right-sided infective endocarditis; adult and paediatric patients (aged 3 months to <18 years) with community-acquired bacterial pneumonia; and, adults with acute bacterial skin and structure infections. As an advanced-generation cephalosporin antibiotic, Zvetera is effective against a wide range of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. This approval offers alternative treatment options, particularly for those facing resistance to existing antibiotics.

People increasingly watching health-related content on YouTube

This exploratory study highlights how an increasing number of people are watching health-related content on YouTube, with a significant proportion making decisions based on this content. Overall, 87.6% of those surveyed watched health-related videos, and 84.7% said the content had an impact on their decisions. Furthermore, a majority (84.5%) agreed that caution should be exercised when viewing health-related videos. The researchers emphasise the need for credible content creators, such as health agencies, to create and upload more videos to YouTube to ensure the availability of high-quality health-related content.

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