The Myanmar Phar-Med and Dental Myanmar, held last July in Yangon, offered global medical suppliers a chance to gain a foothold in the untapped Myanmar market. “Not so long ago, the fastest-growing demand for healthcare services came from the developed countries of the West, then shifted to Japan, China and Korea” said Hyunjoo Park, International Sales Director for Daihan Scientific, a South Korean specialist in laboratory-testing equipment. Primarily focusing on the manufacture of a range of medical products, including open incubators, autoclaves, freezers and glassware, Daihan has franchise operations and distribution deals in several locations, including Shanghai, Istanbul and Taipei. “Now we think the focus is moving again, with higher levels of demand stemming from the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) bloc. We think the time is right for us to expand into countries such as Thailand and Myanmar.” French supplier BioLab, meanwhile, currently has distribution deals in 80...
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