CHINA DAILY报道：“New technology fuels Shanghai's IP success”
According to Li Fugang, president of Shanghai Upper Bio-tech Co Ltd, cloud-computing technology can facilitate the sharing of information between hospitals, patients and medical equipment manufacturers.
Li's company produces large medical machines designed for large hospitals and portable testing equipment for families and community clinics, with exports to more than 40 countries and regions.
"Our target is to increase accuracy, efficiency and automation of our medical facilities," Li said.
As China's medical reforms take hold, people are growing more aware of their right to know about their own health.
Enabling data transmission and providing services via mobile phones and the internet is a development trend in the medical equipment industry, Li noted.
With the help of cloud-computing technology, his company can develop and maintain a huge client database for further analysis.
"It is just a first step. We still have a long way to go," he said.
He paid little attention to intellectual property issues before, as his focus was on product quality and cost control.
Yet after receiving training from the local government, he said he came to realize that IP is not a barrier, but rather a way to improve brand-building, protect innovation and share technological prowess.
"We need to conduct thorough research with due diligence before entering targeted markets, and make adjustments in our marketing strategies accordingly," he said.