October 2009
Worldwide Biotech;Oct2009, Vol. 21 Issue 10, p1
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The article reports that there was an increase in healthcare expenditure in Malaysia from 4 billion U.S. dollars in 2003 to $7.6 billion U.S. dollars in 2008. It is believed that this is due to increased privatization in the healthcare service provision and the upgrade of existing healthcare infrastructure in the public sector. Additionally, with an increase in the aging population in most Asian countries and prevalence of diabetes, it sees a growing demand for Self Monitoring Blood Glucose (SBMG), one segment that comprises the diagnostic market.


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