Professor Ma Invited to Join Advisory Group of Zhejiang Province Greater Bay Area

Zhejiang, July 30, 2018 – The Zhejiang Government has convened a Greater Bay Area Development Conference. Chaired by Executive Vice Governor Fei Feng, Authorities of Provincial Development and Reform Commission, Federation of Industry and Commerce, Hangzhou city and Ningbo city reported in the conference, while Jiajun Yuan, Governor of Zhejiang Province delivered keynote speech on Greater Bay Area development.

Governor Yuan pointed out that the comprehensive implementation of Greater Bay Area development plan should founded on the existings, eyes on the future, and aims to achieving the 5 missions:

First, major productivity distribution in Greater Bay Area should be scientifically planned and development plans of Greater Bay Area should be highly integrated such that with Hangzhou Bay rim economic zone as the core, development will be able to gradually extend to the whole province;

Second, establishment of Greater Bay Area transportation system should speed up with high standards in building shipping ports, airports, express rail link and highway networks for creating a “One-Hour Commuting Circle” in Hangzhou Bay economic zone;

Third, utmost effort should be put in creating state-of-the-art “Internet+” technologies, building highly innovative platforms, establishing innovation institutions and nurturing and introducing talents;

Fourth, development focuses should be put on sectors such as digital economy, advanced production, intelligent vehicles, biomedical technologies, artificial intelligence, aerospace technologies and other important promising industries to create a range of modern industries. Through developing marine economy to further facilitate integration of city and Bay Area and to establish marine industrial bases making Zhejiang a strong maritime province;

Fifth, level of modernization among cities should be enhanced to help promote development of centre cities and city clusters, targeting a high quality Bay Area.

 Governor Yuan Presented Advisory Group Member Certificate to Professor Ma

Governor Yuan Presented Advisory Group Member Certificate to Professor Ma

The conference was held in video conferencing mode, in which appointments of academicians and experts were launched and signing ceremonies for major projects were held. Members of the Advisory Group include academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering and Chinese Academy of Sciences, and experts of “Thousand Talents Plan” etc. The Advisory Group is responsible for offering advices for decisions, facilitating international cooperation, providing academic support and facilitating university-industry-research collaborations. Professor Qiyuan Ma, CEO of Time Medical Systems was invited to join as a member of the Zhejiang Province Greater Bay Area Development Advisory Group with a 5-year term of service. The first term of Advisory Group runs from 2018 to 2022.

After the conference, Fei Feng, Executive Vice Governor, and authority of Provincial Development and Reform Commission had met with Professor Ma, during which Professor Ma presented the latest developments on bioelectronics, digital health and brain neuroscience. Vice Governor Feng hopes Professor Ma to contribute and make suggestions for the development of Greater Bay Area especially in the aspect of innovative industry.

 

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Time Medical Systems Invited to HKEX Biotech Summit 2018

Hong Kong, China, March 22, 2018 – Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) has recently hosted the first Biotech Summit 2018. The summit aims at offering biotech companies communication channels with investors, market participants and capital market experts, and aims at jointly building up the investment and financing eco-system for Hong Kong biotechnology sector, with specific focus on building up the upcoming HKEX Biotech Sector.

The summit attracted more than 900 participants and half of them were from investment sector including well-known investment banks and biological funds. Majorities of leading biological and medical enterprises and their leaders have attended the summit. Professor Qiyuan Ma, CEO of Time Medical Systems and Simon Yeung, Co-founder of Time Medical Systems were invited as a representative of medical equipment company to attend the event.

Charles Li, Executive Director and Chief Executive of HKEX expressed the intention, objectives and procedures of the introduction of the Biotechnology Sector Board. Li said that the appearance of new technologies such as big data and artificial intelligence will facilitate the development of biological science technology. At the same time, China has changed tremendously and will become stronger in future. The powerful medical reform in China helps break down regulatory obstacles. All these added up to facilitate the flow of talents and capitals. “Capital usually does not come timely when needed, so now it is the right time to attract biotech companies to list in Hong Kong.” Li said.

According to Li, the answers to a series of questions: “Why should it be done now? Why should we do this? Why should it be done in Hong Kong?” lie in the conclusions drawn at the summit; while he further raised other questions: “If we do not do it, who else can do it? If we do not do it now, when should we do it? If we do not do it in Hong Kong, where should we do it?”, that arouse attendants’ attentions.

Professor Ma and Simon exchanged ideas and thoughts with Li, Ashley Alder, Chief Executive Officer of the Securities and Futures Commission, Chairman of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, and James Greenwood, former member of the Congress of the US; as well as meeting senior executives of more than 10 investment banks and biological fund companies at the summit.

In the afternoon Q & A session with Li, Professor Ma expressed that medical equipment and diagnostic technologies are key components in biotechnology sector. Professor Ma cited biotechnology sector in Europe and America as example in which the output value ratio of medical equipment to pharmaceutical industry is 1:1, suggesting that HKEX put equal emphasis on the two areas. Li expressed gratitude for his opinion.

 

 C K Chow, HKEX Chairman Delivers Welcome Speech

C K Chow, HKEX Chairman Delivers Welcome Speech

 Paul Chan, Financial Secretary of Hong Kong Delivers Opening Remarks

Paul Chan, Financial Secretary of Hong Kong Delivers Opening Remarks

 Carlson Tong, Securities and Futures Commission Chairman Delivers Remarks

Carlson Tong, Securities and Futures Commission Chairman Delivers Remarks

 Ashley Alder, Chief Executive Officer of Securities and Futures Commission Addresses Delegates

Ashley Alder, Chief Executive Officer of Securities and Futures Commission Addresses Delegates

 Charles Li, Executive Director, Chief Executive of HKEX Introduces Keynote

Charles Li, Executive Director, Chief Executive of HKEX Introduces Keynote

 James Greenwood, President and CEO of Biotechnology Innovation Organization Delivers Keynote Speech

James Greenwood, President and CEO of Biotechnology Innovation Organization Delivers Keynote Speech

 Professor Ma with Charles Li after Summit

Professor Ma with Charles Li after Summit

 Professor Ma with Ashley Alder after Summit

Professor Ma with Ashley Alder after Summit

 Professor Ma with James Greenwood, President and CEO of Biotechnology Innovation Organization

Professor Ma with James Greenwood, President and CEO of Biotechnology Innovation Organization

Break Through: Time Medical Systems Awarded Core Innovation Patents on MRI Ultra-High-Field Superconducting Magnet

China, June 15, 2018 – Time Medical Systems has recently been awarded two core innovation patents: an ultra-high-field superconducting magnet used in whole body MRI imaging, and an ultra-high-field superconducting magnet with high homogeneity used for MRI imaging of small animals. The patents awarded include multiple core techniques on the design and manufacture of 4.7T-or-above ultra-high-field superconducting magnet.

The manufacturing of ultra-high-field superconducting magnet involves techniques from a number of scientific areas including vacuum, thermology, mechanics, electromagnetism, mechanical engineering, large equipment manufacturing and fine machining. The level of difficulty is second only to manufacturing of engines of large aircrafts. At present, only two international corporations can manage all techniques on ultra-high-field superconducting magnets for MRI imaging. The details of design method and manufacturing process have always been highly confidential.

Time Medical continues to devote itself to the development of superconducting magnet for many years. During the “12th Five-Year Plan” period, Time Medical involved in the national superconducting magnet major project; in 2016, Time Medical designed and successfully manufactured the first 7T superconducting magnet product in Asia; in 2017, the company further overcame difficulties in 9T cryogen-free superconducting magnet. All key components of the 7T superconducting magnet and the 9T cryogen-free superconducting magnet are developed by Time Medical and are designed independently and manufactured in China. The performances of the magnets match with international leading standards, and in some aspects even exceed those developed by international competitors. In 2018 Time Medical’s 7T veterinary MRI system has already entered the biological and medical development market, with orders received from first-class universities and hospitals.

The award of patents not only demonstrates that Time Medical has mastered the core techniques in manufacturing of superconducting magnets, it also implies the company has completely possessed independent intellectual property rights, and has broken the monopoly of core technology on ultra-high-field superconducting magnet by international corporations. With the “Chinese Core” in ultra-high-field superconducting MRI sector, China is capable of competing in global market.

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Taiwan Companion Animal Medical Association 2018

Time Medical sponsors the Advanced Small Animal MRI/CT Diagnosis and Reporting Symposium organizes by the Taiwan Companion Animal Medical Association at the National Taiwan University Veterinary Hospital. Thanks for the detailed lecture by Dr. Hitoshi Shimazaki and the great interpretation by Dr. Hao-Jan Cheuh. Thanks to Dr. Tony Tsai providing such a great platform for Time Medical.

CIBR 2018

Time Medical Systems, a member of Steering committee of the Academy for Radiology & Bio Medical Imaging Research / CIBR, http://www.acadrad.org/cibr-steering-committee/  recently participated in the 9th annual Technology Showcase that was presented on Capitol Hill in Washington DC on April 10th.    As in previous years, Time Medical along with numerous Academic members and other leading Imaging Industrial partners presented advances in imaging technology along with their benefits to diagnostic medicine and their benefits to overall health improvements for patients.  Many exciting topics were reviewed.

  Dr Yuri Wedmid – Time Medical presenting Preclinical MRI

Dr Yuri Wedmid – Time Medical presenting Preclinical MRI

This year Dr Yuri Wedmid presented a new 7T PreClinical MRI that was described for use in early studies of various diseases especially with new drug development.  Using such systems on smaller animal models is often a rapid way to explore drug benefits without the early risks associated with natural product screening and pharmaceutical testing for safety and efficacy.   Several independent posters by academic researchers using animal models such as Rabbits and Rats supported the utility of higher field MRI exploration in preclinical studies.

Interest was strong and encouraging for Time Medical Systems and its future roadmap for nee developments in the area of new Preclinical MRI at 7T, 9.4T and higher Magnetic fields - that are not yet achievable for larger human studies.  Time Medical System has been a long term supporter of the Academy and CIBR and will continue to collaborate with the research partners in the CIBR (Coalition for Imaging & Bioengineering Research).

  Yuri Wedmid, PhD and Renee Cruea, Executive Director - CIBR

Yuri Wedmid, PhD and Renee Cruea, Executive Director - CIBR

  US Congresswoman Anna Eshoo highlighting CIBR 9th Technology Showcase

US Congresswoman Anna Eshoo highlighting CIBR 9th Technology Showcase

  US Capitol – near Senate Hart Building – CIBR Showcase venue

US Capitol – near Senate Hart Building – CIBR Showcase venue

First PICA MRI System installation in South Africa

Today, Time Medical Systems completed the first PICA MRI installation on African soil, in Gauteng, Johannesburg, South Africa. This important milestone was met with considerable excitement by the local medical community and the Centre of Advanced Medicine. The PICA MRI system – TM’s flagship whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system, includes new TM patented MR technologies and an open, patient-friendly design. This marks the beginning of a new page for Time Medical in the African market.

 Center of Advanced Medicine, Johannesburg, South Africa

Center of Advanced Medicine, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Time Medical Joined “Belt and Road” High-Level Meeting for Health Cooperation: “Towards a Health Silk Road” and Health Industry Expo

Beijing, China, August 28 – “Belt and Road” High-level Meeting for Health Cooperation: “Towards a Health Silk Road” and Health Industry Expo was opened in the China National Convention Center on August 18, 2017. Yandong Liu, Vice-premier of State Council, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Mr. Michel Sidibé, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and more than 20 minsters from different countries and international organizations such as the WHO and representatives from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS attended the meeting.

 Yandong Liu, Vice-Premier of State Council Delivers Opening Speech

Yandong Liu, Vice-Premier of State Council Delivers Opening Speech

All parties in the meeting have come to the following consensus: strengthening communications and cooperation of health policies so as to meet the health-related targets in the “Sustainable Development Goals by 2030” initiative; improving monitoring, prevention and counter-measures of serious infectious diseases, as well as coordination and cooperation in handling health emergencies in countries along the Belt and Road; supporting development of trades in health services, health-and-medical travels and health caring; exploring the possibility of cooperation in mutual recognition of medical equipment submission standards in countries along the Belt and Road, and etc.

 Bin Li, Minister of the National Health and Family Planning Commission Holds the Meeting

Bin Li, Minister of the National Health and Family Planning Commission Holds the Meeting

Time Medical Systems exhibited two creative products in the Expo: mobile medical imaging system (MMIS) and the first artificial intelligence digital X-ray imaging system.

 Exhibition Booth of Time Medical Systems

Exhibition Booth of Time Medical Systems

After the opening ceremony, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Mr. Michel Sidibé, accompanied by Li Cui, Vice Minister of the National Health and Family Planning Commission, visited the booth of Time Medical Systems. Professor Qiyuan Ma, CEO of Time Medical Systems introduced the MMIS and artificial intelligence digital X-ray imaging system to the guests and received highly positive responses from them. These systems are 3A (advanced, accessible and affordable) medical diagnosis service platform specifically designed and developed to solve the problem of inadequate medical diagnostic services and lack of radiologists and technologists in developing countries along the Belt and Road.

 Professor Ma, CEO of Time Medical Systems Introduces Time Medical’s 3A Creative Products to Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of World Health Organization and Mr. Michel Sidibé, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations

Professor Ma, CEO of Time Medical Systems Introduces Time Medical’s 3A Creative Products to Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of World Health Organization and Mr. Michel Sidibé, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations

As a highlight in the exhibition, MMIS of Time Medical had attracted numerous visits from guests. Time Medical’s team received the Health Department officials from countries such as Sierra Leone, Zambia, Laos, Kenya, Panama, Kazakhstan, Egypt, Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan, Australia, Zimbabwe and Croatia etc., and also the leaders of national and provincial Health and Family Planning Commissions

 Dezhi Yu, Director of Health and Family Planning Commission of Anhui Province Visits MMIS at Time Medical’s Booth

Dezhi Yu, Director of Health and Family Planning Commission of Anhui Province Visits MMIS at Time Medical’s Booth

With the endeavor of Anhui research and development team, the company’s first artificial intelligence digital X-ray imaging system was successfully exhibited and received compliments from physicians and officials from more than 10 countries in the exhibition.

 Huaijin Qin, an Official in Charge of Science and Education with the National Health and Family Planning Commission and Xuetao Cao, President of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College in Automatic Imaging Exhibition Area with Time Medical Team

Huaijin Qin, an Official in Charge of Science and Education with the National Health and Family Planning Commission and Xuetao Cao, President of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College in Automatic Imaging Exhibition Area with Time Medical Team

 Professor Foday Shar, Brigadier of Sierra Leone Army and His Fellows

Professor Foday Shar, Brigadier of Sierra Leone Army and His Fellows

 Ainur Aiypkhanova, Acting General Director of the Kazakhstan Republican Center for Healthcare Development Experiences Automatic Imaging and Artificial Intelligence DR System

Ainur Aiypkhanova, Acting General Director of the Kazakhstan Republican Center for Healthcare Development Experiences Automatic Imaging and Artificial Intelligence DR System

 Professor Ma Introduces PICA MRI System to Acting General Directory Ainur Aiypkhanova

Professor Ma Introduces PICA MRI System to Acting General Directory Ainur Aiypkhanova

Professor Qiyuan Ma, CEO of Time Medical Systems and Alec Leung, Director for International Sales of Time Medical had also participated in the sub-session of the meeting and round-table discussion in which they shared professional views on the trend in health industry and the way towards international certification for Chinese health industry.

 Professor Ma Participates in the Discussion in the Sub-session of “Belt and Road” High-Level Meeting for Health Cooperation: “Towards a Health Silk Road”

Professor Ma Participates in the Discussion in the Sub-session of “Belt and Road” High-Level Meeting for Health Cooperation: “Towards a Health Silk Road”

Time Medical Unveiled Mobile Diagnostic Imaging System

Chengdu, China, May 31 – Time Medical Systems exhibited its first mobile diagnostic imaging system in the 2017 Chengdu Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fair opened on May 10, 2017.

 Time Medical’s Mobile Diagnostic Imaging System

Time Medical’s Mobile Diagnostic Imaging System

This mobile diagnostic imaging system combines a digital x-ray machine with a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system to form a system with advantages from both imaging techniques: the fast, convenient and affordable from X-ray for preliminary screening, and the high soft tissue contrast resolution, high spatial resolution, freedom of slices at arbitrary orientations, free from ionization radiation, specific techniques on blood and water imaging from MRI, resulting in a wide range of clinical applications. Combined with the remote diagnosis function, the system can serve duties such as performing regular mobile patrol diagnosis, providing emergency rescue services, offering training for basic medical personnel, etc. The system is aimed at alleviating the lack of medical resources problem at the remote areas and in Mid-West China, and at the same time helps to achieve the goal of strengthening primary medical services and provide targeted medical treatment for the unfortunates.

The system can not only be deployed for mobile diagnosis, but can also be fixed on the ground independently as a semi-mobile imaging center. Moreover, options such as portable electrocardiograph machine and B-scan ultrasound system are also available. These highly extensible features allow applications at various situations. The China-made high-end medical equipment can be exported to countries and regions along the routes of The Belt and Road – benefiting more people in different countries.

 Internal Structure of Time Medical’s Mobile Diagnostic Imaging System

Internal Structure of Time Medical’s Mobile Diagnostic Imaging System

Time Medical’s mobile diagnostic imaging system has aroused wide attention at the Fair. Li Yin, Governor of Sichuan Provincial People's Government, Qiang Luo, Mayor of Chengdu Municipal People's Government and other officials visited the booth.

 Li Yin, Governor of Sichuan Provincial People's Government Visited Time Medical’s Booth

Li Yin, Governor of Sichuan Provincial People's Government Visited Time Medical’s Booth

Professor Qiyuan Ma, President of China Association for Science and Technology Returnee Entrepreneurship Association and CEO of Time Medical Systems introduced the mobile diagnostic imaging system from Time Medical Systems to leaders of Sichuan Province and Chengdu City. Governor Yin asked about the details of the system such as type of machine equipped, weights of the mobile system, and the expected service price in remote areas. Governor Yin highly praised Time Medical for its spirit of innovation and showed recognition to the project. He believed the system can practically solve the hierarchical medical treatment problem in Mid-West China and remote areas.

 Professor Qiyuan Ma, CEO of Time Medical Systems Introduced Mobile Diagnostic Imaging System to Governor Yin

Professor Qiyuan Ma, CEO of Time Medical Systems Introduced Mobile Diagnostic Imaging System to Governor Yin

 Professor Qiyuan Ma, CEO of Time Medical Systems Received European Client

Professor Qiyuan Ma, CEO of Time Medical Systems Received European Client

 Two Clients from America Visiting the Mobile Diagnostic Imaging Vehicle

Two Clients from America Visiting the Mobile Diagnostic Imaging Vehicle

 He, District Mayor of Pidu District Visits Time Medical’s Booth

He, District Mayor of Pidu District Visits Time Medical’s Booth

 Dr.Panuwan from Chiang Mai University of Thailand (Middle) Inquiring Time Medical’s Mobile Diagnostic Imaging System

Dr.Panuwan from Chiang Mai University of Thailand (Middle) Inquiring Time Medical’s Mobile Diagnostic Imaging System

CEO of Time Medical Keynote Speak in China-Africa Ministerial Conference on Health Cooperation

Pretoria, South Africa, April 26 – China-Africa Ministerial Conference on Health Cooperation was held in the capital of South Africa, Pretoria at 2 p.m. local time on 24 April, 2017. Bin Li, Minister of National Health and Family Planning Commission of the PRC and Dr. Motsoaledi, Minister of Health of South Africa co-hosted the conference. In addition to the officials from China and South Africa, other attendants included Michel Sidibé, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, Minister of Health from more than 20 countries in Africa, as well as personnel and representatives from organizations such as the United Nations Population Fund, the Global Fund and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, etc.

 Yandong Liu, Chinese Vice Premier delivered opening speech in the opening ceremony

Yandong Liu, Chinese Vice Premier delivered opening speech in the opening ceremony

 Bin Li, Minister of National Health and Family Planning Commission of the PRC signed contract with Minister of Health of Ghana

Bin Li, Minister of National Health and Family Planning Commission of the PRC signed contract with Minister of Health of Ghana

Yandong Liu, Chinese Vice Premier delivered a keynote speech with the theme of “Creating a Better Future for China-Africa Health Cooperation by Taking Action and Fulfilling Commitments”. Madam Liu reviewed the outcomes of cooperation on public health sector between China and Africa over the past 50 years. With China and Africa accounting for one-third of the world’s population, Liu emphasized on the importance and meaning of strengthening China-Africa cooperation in health sector. Liu made 5 suggestions: Improving accessibility of health services in Africa; Strengthening public health and disease prevention and control systems in Africa; Deepening exchange of health and humanity of children and women; Expanding China-Africa medical cooperation, and Encouraging Chinese medical enterprises to enter Africa market, which were all well-received by attendants.

Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations said that Africa accounts for 25% of the world’s disease burden, yet health expenses in Africa only comprise less than 1% of that of the world. He thanked China for providing life-saving medical support to Africa, and appealed to the international community to raise awareness of medical service in Africa, the continent that occupies 15% of land of the world.

 China-Africa Medical Industry Meeting

China-Africa Medical Industry Meeting

Professor Q.Y. Ma, CEO of Time Medical Systems also attended the conference and delivered a speech on “Innovation on Medical Diagnostic Imaging Service” under the topic of China-Africa medical industry cooperation. Professor Ma pointed out the two big challenges in medical diagnosis in Africa: lack of diagnostic equipment and lack of radiologists and technologists. Medical diagnostic imaging industry has been monopolized by a few multinational corps for a long time, leading to expensive equipment and high diagnostic fee. Advanced medical diagnostic imaging equipment such as CT and MR machines are still not available in many countries in Africa. In better developed countries such as South Africa MR diagnosis scan would cost US$500, while gross domestic product per capita in half of the 55 countries in Africa is only less than US$2000. Moreover, there is no radiologist available in 15 African countries. Professor Ma emphasized that Africa has an urgent need for affordable medical diagnostic service which could cut more than 80% diagnostic fee, and this target can only be achievable through technological innovations.

Professor Ma highlighted some key innovations in diagnostic imaging from Time Medical. First, developing high quality, low cost diagnostic equipment, such as the PICA MR system; Second, developing dedicated (for orthopedic, neonatal and breast scan) imaging equipment to lower diagnostic scan fee to the level comparable to the prices of cups of coffee. Third, developing Mobile Medical Imaging System (MMIS) for regular checks of residences in rural villages, which could significantly reduce fixed expenses of the clinics. Forth, introducing Artificial Intelligence DR machine and utilizing big data and deep learning technology to overcome the lack of radiologists and technologists in Africa. Fifth, building up a tele-imaging diagnosis platform. Professor Ma concluded that with the help of these innovations, Time Medical can enter the Africa market and help to solve the difficulties in medical service in Africa.

Professor Ma's speech aroused strong responses from attending representatives.  Minister Li highly praised the speech. Ministers of Health of South Africa, the Republic of the Congo, Mauritania, and Angola, have discussed the potential collaborations with Professor Ma.

Other attending enterprises in the conference included China Sinopharm International Corporation, Mindray and the Beijing Genomics Institute.  Alec Leung, Director for International Sales of Time Medical was also invited. 

 Professor Ma with Dr. Rufaro R. CHATORA, World Health Organization Representative to South Africa

Professor Ma with Dr. Rufaro R. CHATORA, World Health Organization Representative to South Africa

 Professor Ma with Jacqueline Mikolo, Health Minister of The Republic of Congo

Professor Ma with Jacqueline Mikolo, Health Minister of The Republic of Congo

 Professor Ma with Maimouna Taghi, Health Minister of Mauritania in the Conference

Professor Ma with Maimouna Taghi, Health Minister of Mauritania in the Conference

 Professor Ma with Dr. Chris Benn, Director of External Relations of The Global Fund in the Conference

Professor Ma with Dr. Chris Benn, Director of External Relations of The Global Fund in the Conference

RSNA 2016

Chicago, USA, 6th December, 2016 – Time Medical Systems participated in the 102nd RSNA 2016 from 29th November to 1st December.

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Time Medical booth at RSNA 2016

During the exhibition, Time Medical received the guests from USA, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, Finland, Switzerland, Ireland, Italy, India, Singapore, Israel, Egypt, Nigeria, Argentina, Colombia, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Syria, Ghana, Peru and so on. More than 20 countries, agents and hospital representatives, and reached a number of procurement intentions.

Professor Ma met with CEO of different multinational healthcare corporations to discuss future strategic cooperation. In addition, Time Medical has discussion with the leading institutions such as UCSD, MSKCC and Harvard Medical School MGH in regards to the clinical and preclinical cooperation of the Neonatal MRI, Abbreviated breast MRI and Ultra-high field MRI systems which has reached an initial collaboration opportunity.

 Clinical advisor Dr. William Bradley visited the Time Medical booth and reviewed the 1.5T MICA MRI System.

Clinical advisor Dr. William Bradley visited the Time Medical booth and reviewed the 1.5T MICA MRI System.

During the exhibition, International Sales & Marketing team from Time Medical received the delegation from the Chinese Society of Radiology and the National Health and Family Planning Commission. Professor Ma introduced three key points to the delegation of which the first one is the paradigm shifting technology and competitive advantages of the products (PICA and RORA) for routine diagnosis at the emerging market such as Asian, African and Latin American. The second point is the importance of differential development of dedicated MRI systems. The third point is the development of mobile MRI system for remote area together with intelligent imaging solutions as well as the 7T small animal preclinical and 7T Whole Body MRI System.

 Professor Ma with the delegation from the Chinese Society of Radiology and the National Health and Family Planning Commission at the Time Medical booth.

Professor Ma with the delegation from the Chinese Society of Radiology and the National Health and Family Planning Commission at the Time Medical booth.

The focus of the RSNA is Machine Learning or Deep Learning, or Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the field of radiological applications, which is controversial since a lot of professionals are worried that the technology will replace radiologists. As an industrial member, Professor Ma participated the CIBR (Coalition for Imaging & Bioengineering Research) Steering Committee meeting and IS3R (International Society for Strategic Studies in Radiology) Interim Meeting 2016.  The meeting concluded that AI is inevitable in medical imaging.  TM has already been developing AI tech and products, along with major industrial players.

Time Medical Systems in the Ninth Global Health Promotion Conference

Shanghai, China, November 22nd - The "Sino-African Medical Cooperation" forum, organized by the National Health and Family Planning Commission, was held at the Shanghai International Convention Centre. This Forum is one of the key events during the Ninth Global Health Promotion Conference and an important initiative to implement the outcome of the Johannesburg Summit. Health ministers from more than 20 African countries and officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs attended the event. Ms. Li Bin, Director of the State Planning Commission, gave the opening speech.

  Ms. Li Bin, Director of the National Planning Commission, accompanied the Ministry of Health officials of the African countries to visit the Time Medical booth.

Ms. Li Bin, Director of the National Planning Commission, accompanied the Ministry of Health officials of the African countries to visit the Time Medical booth.

During the exhibition, Ms. Li Bin, Director of the National Health and Family Planning Commission, led a delegation of more than 10 healthcare officials from African countries to visit the booth of Time Medical. Prof. Ma introduced them to a series of Time Medical products and highlighted the Mobile Medical Imaging Systems. Afterwards, Prof. Ma and his team received Hon. Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, Minister of Health of Republic of Zambia, Hon. Anil Kumarsingh GAYAN, Minister of Health of Mauritius, Dr. Peter Kumpalume, Minister of Health of Malawi and H.E. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia and government officials from more than 10 other African countries, with the formation of initial sales intentions.

  Professor Ma Qiyuan and Zambian Minister of Health, Dr. Chitalu Chilufya met at the Time Medical booth

Professor Ma Qiyuan and Zambian Minister of Health, Dr. Chitalu Chilufya met at the Time Medical booth

  Professor Ma Qiyuan introduced the mobile medical imaging system to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia.

Professor Ma Qiyuan introduced the mobile medical imaging system to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia.

Professor Ma also participated in a panel discussion on how to address the demand for healthcare service in Africa.  Professor Ma mentioned that the current medical problems in Africa: 1 - the current medical diagnostic prices are too high; 2 - the lack of professionals in medical imaging.  The solution is to reduce the price of diagnostic services through innovation, and to address the lack of professional physicians in Africa through mobile medical imaging service and telemedicine. 

Time Medical Joined China-ASEAN Summit on Medical Industry Cooperation

 Professor Qiyuan Ma, CEO of Time Medical Systems Introduces Innovative MRI systems of Time Medical

Professor Qiyuan Ma, CEO of Time Medical Systems Introduces Innovative MRI systems of Time Medical

Taizhou, China, November 1 – Time Medical Systems participated in the China-ASEAN Summit on Medical Industry Cooperation in Taizhou, China on 28th October, 2016. With more than 40 ASEAN representatives and more than 20 entrepreneurs from China, leading attendees of the summit include the host, Jie Yang (Deputy Mayor of Taizhou), Ningning Xu (Executive President of China-ASEAN Business Council) and Lijun Shi (Deputy Secretary of the Taizhou Municipal Party Committee and Mayor of Taizhou). Professor Qiyuan Ma, CEO of Time Medical Systems was also invited to attend this event, and has established the ASEAN Medical Industry Cooperation Council together with other guests in the Summit. The office of this Council is located at China Medical City in Taizhou.

In the Summit, Professor Ma delivered a speech titled “Prospects of Innovative Medical Diagnostic Imaging Development in Southeast Asian Countries” and  have attracted interests from Ir. Hj. Titah Sihdjati Riadhie (Director of The Indonesian Association of Medical Device Industries), Dr. Win Si Thu (Chairman of Myanmar Pharmaceutical & Medical Equipment Entrepreneurs' Association), Mr. Aunnop Manomaivibul (Chairman of The Pharmacy Community Association in Thailand), Chan Huy Luong (Managing Director of Dynamic Pharma in Cambodia) and other representatives of ASEAN Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Medical Associations. They have discussed the possible cooperation methods, which is expected to pave the way for Time Medical to expand in the Southeast Asian market.

 Professor Qiyuan Ma, CEO of Time Medical Systems Delivers a Speech in China-ASEAN Summit on Medical Industry Cooperation

Professor Qiyuan Ma, CEO of Time Medical Systems Delivers a Speech in China-ASEAN Summit on Medical Industry Cooperation

China HOSPEQ 2016

Beijing, China, August 24 – Time Medical Systems participated in the China International Medical Equipment Exhibition and Scientific Conference 2016 (CHINA-HOSPEQ 2016) held in China National Convention Centre, Beijing from August 19 to 21. As one of the representatives from the large-scale medical equipment company sector in China, Time Medical was pleased to join the exhibition. Time Medical’s team members welcomed and received the delegates of Radiological Society presidents from more than 10 countries and regions, who came to also attend the Asian Oceanian Congress of Radiology (AOCR) 2016, another event also hosted in Beijing; as well as public health officials and radiology specialists from various countries such as the U.S., the U.K., the Netherlands, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Sudan etc. Time Medical showcased innovative products such as the hybrid MICA MRI system, hybrid PICA MRI system, NEONA neonatal MRI system, RORA series DR machine, and the first 7T Preclinical Small Animal MRI system in Asia.

  Professor Ma welcomed VIP delegates of Radiological Society Presidents attending AOCR 2016 at CHINA-HOSPEQ 2016

Professor Ma welcomed VIP delegates of Radiological Society Presidents attending AOCR 2016 at CHINA-HOSPEQ 2016

  Professor Qiyuan Ma, CEO of Time Medical Systems introduced the world’s first neonatal MRI system to Professor Gabriel P. Krestin, President of International Society for Strategic Studies in Radiology (ISSSR). Professor Krestin was impressed and eager to be the user of the first neonatal MRI system in Europe.

Professor Qiyuan Ma, CEO of Time Medical Systems introduced the world’s first neonatal MRI system to Professor Gabriel P. Krestin, President of International Society for Strategic Studies in Radiology (ISSSR). Professor Krestin was impressed and eager to be the user of the first neonatal MRI system in Europe.

  Professor Thomas M.Grist, Chair of Department of Radiology at School of Medicine, University of Wisconsin, showed great interest in Time Medical neonatal MRI system and 7T MRI system for animals when visiting Time Medical’s booth. Looking forward to putting them into use as soon as possible, he was eager to know the availability of the products.

Professor Thomas M.Grist, Chair of Department of Radiology at School of Medicine, University of Wisconsin, showed great interest in Time Medical neonatal MRI system and 7T MRI system for animals when visiting Time Medical’s booth. Looking forward to putting them into use as soon as possible, he was eager to know the availability of the products.

  Yan HOU, Director-General of Department of Planning and Information of National Health and Family Planning Commission of the PRC, visited Time Medical’s booth accompanied by other officials. Professor Ma introduced the hybrid PICA MRI system, which was launched to cater for the hierarchical diagnosis system under the national medical revamp policy. Director Hou asked about the sales of this product and its use in hospitals in detail. Professor Ma said that the system has entered both domestic and foreign markets for 5 years so it is already very stable. This system is especially suitable for small-and-medium size hospitals in China or foreign countries.

Yan HOU, Director-General of Department of Planning and Information of National Health and Family Planning Commission of the PRC, visited Time Medical’s booth accompanied by other officials. Professor Ma introduced the hybrid PICA MRI system, which was launched to cater for the hierarchical diagnosis system under the national medical revamp policy. Director Hou asked about the sales of this product and its use in hospitals in detail. Professor Ma said that the system has entered both domestic and foreign markets for 5 years so it is already very stable. This system is especially suitable for small-and-medium size hospitals in China or foreign countries.

  Professor Ma with Officials of UK Trade & Investment

Professor Ma with Officials of UK Trade & Investment

  Time Medical Systems’ Team Received Governmental Medical Delegates from Africa

Time Medical Systems’ Team Received Governmental Medical Delegates from Africa

Governor Li YIN Met Time Medical Delegates

Sichuan, China, July 24 – Li YIN, Governor of Sichuan Provincial People's Government met the delegates from Time Medical Systems at provincial government, and had a meeting to exchange opinions on Time Medical’s development plan in Sichuan Province. Professor Qiyuan Ma, CEO of Time Medical Systems said the company is planning to establish an operation centre in Chengdu as the base of training, service, distribution and logistics in the western parts of China. It will also provide support services to the products exported to countries and regions along Central Asia and Eastern Europe within Belt and Road Initiative framework. Utilizing Sichuan Province’s geographical advantages, Time Medical will set up a big data platform and an online remote diagnosis center in Sichuan Province.

Governor Yin spoke highly of Time Medical in developing new domestic medical equipment, and welcomed ProfessorMa and his team’s visit to Sichuan. Governor Yin noted that healthcare industry is highly valued in Sichuan, and Time Medical’s development strategy matches the Province’s development direction of the industry.

Officials from different departments including the Health and Family Planning commission of Sichuan Province, Science &Technology Department of Sichuan Province, Sichuan Provincial Investment Promotion Bureau, and Sichuan Association for Science and Technology also attended the meeting.

Time Medical delegates also met with Liangzhi Tang, Party Secretary of CPC Chengdu Committee while staying in Chengdu, and were invited to visit West China Hospital, Sichuan University and Jingrong Town, the town of innovation and entrepreneurship located at Pi County, Sichuan Province.

 William Zheng, Tina Xu, Prof. Yanshen Liu, Governor Yin, Prof. Ma, Prof. Eric Gao (from left to right)

William Zheng, Tina Xu, Prof. Yanshen Liu, Governor Yin, Prof. Ma, Prof. Eric Gao (from left to right)

Professor Qiyuan Ma invited to attend the 13th Annual conference of SBMT and newly elected as a Board Member of SBMT

Professor Qiyuan Ma, CEO of Time Medical Systems, was invited by the president of the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT) to attend  their 13th Annual conference of SBMT / G20 BRAIN Initiative held in Miami, Florida on April 8-10, 2016.  The main speakers of this conference included US congressmen, NASA officials and astronauts, the US Department of Defense and Navy officials, as well as Science and Technology officials and experts from Canada, Australia, Germany, Turkey, Malaysia, Russia, Israel, Nigeria, and others countries from around the globe.

In the Neuro-Imaging session, Professor Ma presented on the topic of Improved Imaging using the novel technology of High Temperature Superconduction (HTS) developed by Time Medical Systems in the areas of basic, translational , pre-clinical and clinical research. Professor Ma hilighted the fact that the new 7T MRI scanner made by Time Medical Systems will push the limit of resolution in Neuro-Imaging towards the ultimate goal of non-invasively monitoring the in-vivo activity of single neurons, in the near-term future.

In the Brain Initiatives session, Professor Ma focussed his talk on the economic and social burden,  as well as the health care challenges that are due to the growing, aging population and the increased brain disorders seen in China. Professor Ma introduced some recent examples of new government healthcare reforms to the international audience. Currently,  medical insurance nearly covers the whole population in China. By the year of 2020 however, all rural and community clinic centers will be equipped with new medical equipment including diagnostic imaging services.  At that time, it will be expected that all patients will benefit from the diagnostic imaging improvements and achieve earlier prevention of disease, especially earlier diagnosis and treatment of brain disorders. Finally, Professor Ma described the recent China Brain initiatives to the participants.   He presented how brain researchers in universities and institutions, will contribute to the development of related industrial companies in China, as well as how enhanced future cooperation between China and related international organizations will advance Brain research in a more global manner.

  Professor Ma presented In Brain Initiatives session

Professor Ma presented In Brain Initiatives session

  Professor Ma become a new member of Brain Initiatives Board on April 10th, 2016

Professor Ma become a new member of Brain Initiatives Board on April 10th, 2016

The Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT) founded in 2004 is a non-profit society achieving its mission through facilitating multi-disciplinary collaborations, government agencies (USA, EU and Asia), foundations, and multi-national corporations to promote the interdisciplinary basic, translational and clinical research in central nervous system and improve the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients afflicted with neurological disorders.  It was also a participant of US Brain Initiatives and main promoter of brain G20 Conference. The SBMT Board members include officials of Canadian science and technology minister, NASA research director, etc, experts and predients or deans of universities and medical schools, as well as medical instiitions from 10 countries around the world.