South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk

IP Considerations in the Medical Device & Healthcare Industry in South-East Asia

With the exception of Singapore, the medical device and healthcare industry in South-East Asian countries are considered as not very developed in comparison to markets in the United States, the EU, and Japan. For example, Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand import more than 85% of their medical devices. Amongst many South-East Asia countries, local pharmaceuticals are not well trusted, making way for foreign players with strong brands to establish significant market share in South-East Asia. Find out more about protecting your IPR when entering the South-East Asian medical device and healthcare industry!