With University Medical Center in Ho Chi Minh City having decided to use Korean-made medical devices for trial use and education, Korean medical equipment companies are expected to make inroads into Vietnam.
Korea Medical Devices Industrial Cooperative Association (KMDICA) signed a business agreement with University Medical Center in Ho Chi Minh City at the opening ceremony for the Grant and Innovation Center of the university.
It is a follow-up to the business agreement signed in August with the Vietnam center, Ho Chi Minh University innovation center and the home medical education center.
Under the agreement, KMDICA plans to expand the pilot use of Korean-made medical devices at Ho Chi Minh University and medical school hospitals and conduct education of related products.
Ho Chi Minh University Medical Center is Vietnam's top medical education institution established in 1947, with about 10,000 students attending seven departments and university hospitals.
"We hope that this will be an opportunity to acknowledge the excellence of Korean medical devices and to experience the excellence of products through product training," said Lee Jae-hwa, chairman of KMDICA.
Meanwhile, KMDICA has been supporting domestic medical device companies' entry into such countries as Vietnam and Indonesia through overseas comprehensive support centers since 2013.