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Medtronic stumbles in India, China but holds up in U.S.

Medtronic has tied its long-term growth to three pillars: strong U.S. sales, double-digit growth in emerging markets and Covidien. But last quarter, the medical device giant didn't deliver on emerging market revenue growth as it encountered difficulties with distributors in India and China. It expects to return to double-digit gains in both countries this fiscal year.

China's top health authority calls for more homegrown med tech

Global med tech companies could soon face mounting competition in China, as the country's top health authority is calling for a new set of initiatives to promote homegrown products and jumpstart the domestic industry.

Private hospitals in China are a priority for med tech Mindray

Chinese medical device maker Mindray is seeing slower sales at home but hopes a focus on private hospitals in China will help turn that around. The company reduced its 2014 guidance, but investors were forgiving and pushed shares up 3% in early trading on second-quarter earnings.

UPDATED: GSK's private eye sentenced to 2.5 years in Chinese prison

China finally has a verdict on the husband-wife investigator team linked to GlaxoSmithKline's bribery scandal: U.K. citizen Peter Humphrey is headed for 2.5 years behind bars, and his American wife, Yu Yingzeng, will get 2 years, Pharmafile reports.

Quintiles and Roche take to China with testing partnership

Quintiles has signed a deal with a Roche diagnostics subsidiary to offer cancer screenings in China, looking to capitalize on the growing market for clinical trials in the country.

Roche, Quintiles partner for companion diagnostics in China

Ventana and Quintiles are partnering up to provide companion diagnostic testing services in China for early clinical trials. China is among a few countries that requires patient samples used in clinical trials to be tested domestically for inclusion in the country's approval process.

GSK private eyes' son allowed first visit to parents in China jail as trial nears

On Friday, 19-year-old Harvey Humphrey visited his parents, the husband-and-wife team of private detectives who did investigative work for GlaxoSmithKline's disgraced China office, for the first time since they were detained by Chinese police last summer. The family saga painfully illustrates the potential pitfalls of doing business in China.

Still reeling from China bribery probe, GSK faces corruption scandal in Syria

The British company said Thursday that it had received an email containing allegations from a whistleblower pertaining to bribes paid by GSK's consumer healthcare operation in Syria before it was shut down amidst the country's civil war in 2012.

Startups like Kinetic Medical take the lead in the Chinese device market

China's Kinetic Medical is taking its cues from foreign companies like Medtronic but has local advantages as well. While co-founder Jay Qin says its products are of comparable quality as international brands, he believes Kinetic's popularity stems from better understanding of domestic practices, insuring his company was able to grab up loyal customers from its inception as a small, three-man startup in 2005.

German Merck to start work on new China plant

Merck KGaA will start construction next month on a plant to make diabetes drugs in China, a market it says is key to its future. The market is so important that the executive board of the German drugmaker held an event there to reiterate that point to Chinese officials.