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InnovaHealth Partners ลงทุนกับ Radiaction ผู้นำเทคโนโลยีด้านหุ่นยนต์ป้องกันรังสี

นิวยอร์ก, Jan. 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Radiaction (“Radiaction” หรือ “บริษัท”) และ InnovaHealth Partners, LP (“InnovaHealth”) ได้ประกาศร่วมกันในวันนี้ว่า InnovaHealth ได้เข้าลงทุนใน Radiaction และรับผลประโยชน์ส่วนมากในบริษั

Jonathan Yifat ประธานเจ้าหน้าที่บริหาร ของ Radiaction ได้กล่าวว่า “การประกาศในวันนี้ถือว่าเป็นก้าวถัดไปของบริษัทเรา เรารู้สึกตื่นเต้นอย่างยิ่งกับการเป็นพันธมิตรกับ InnovaHealth ซึ่งจะช่วยให้เราสามารถนำเทคโนโลยีที่จะพลิกโฉมวงการของเราไปสู่ชุด Interventionalเราหวังเป็นอย่างยิ่งที่จะทำให้วิสัยทัศน์ของเราในการคุ้มครองผู้ให้บริการด้านการดูแลสุขภาพที่ได้รับผลกระทบจากการได้รับรังสีทุกวันเป็นที่ประจักษ์”

Radiaction ได้พัฒนาระบบหุ่นยนต์ที่จะช่วยลดการสัมผัสรังสีสู่แพทย์และเจ้าหน้าที่เทคนิค ระบบทำงานโดยใช้งานโล่ป้องกันอัตโนมัติจากยูนิต C-arm โดยการดักจับรังสีที่แหล่งกำเนิด ซึ่งจะช่วยป้องกันบุคลากรทางการแพทย์ที่อยู่ภายใต้การป้องกันการสัมผัสรังสี ระบบของ Radiaction ได้รับการออกแบบให้เข้ากันได้กับระบบแสดงภาพ C-arm แบบคงที่ทุกประเภท และจะรวมเข้ากับกระบวนการทำงานทางคลินิกได้อย่างราบรื่น มียูนิตการแสดงภาพ C-arm แบบคงที่ประมาณ 20,000 เครื่องทั่วโลกซึ่งถูกใช้ในการรักษาทางการแพทย์นับล้านในแต่ละปี  บริษัทตั้งอยู่ที่เทลอาวีฟ ประเทศอิสราเอล

Amir Belson MD ผู้ก่อตั้ง Radiaction ได้กล่าวเสริมอีกว่า “เราขอยินดีต้อนรับทีมงาน InnovaHealth และหวังว่าจะใช้ประโยชน์จากทุนทรัพย์ ความสัมพันธ์เชิงกลยุทธ์ และเครือข่ายทางคลินิกของ InnovaHealth เพื่อสร้างธุรกิจชั้นนำในตลาดของเราต่อไป”

Ariella Golomb MD กรรมการผู้จัดการของ InnovaHealth กล่าวว่า “เรารู้สึกประทับใจกับทีมของ Radiaction และเทคโนโลยีอันล้ำสมัยของบริษัทมาก เราหวังว่าการลงทุนของเราจะช่วยเร่งการพัฒนาเชิงพาณิชย์ของ Radiaction ได้อย่างมีประสิทธิภาพและขยายความเป็นผู้นำด้านคลินิก โดยเริ่มต้นมุ่งเน้นไปที่การทำหัตถการรักษาโรคหัวใจและหลอดเลือดและการตรวจทางสรีรวิทยาไฟฟ้าหัวใจ

เกี่ยวกับ InnovaHealth Partners
InnovaHealth Partners ตั้งอยู่ที่นิวยอร์ก ซึ่ง LP เป็นบริษัทเอกชนด้านการเติบโตของเทคโนโลยีทางการแพทย์ชั้นนำ ทีมของ InnovaHealth บริหารจัดการงบประมาณกว่า $200 ล้าน และมีประสบการณ์มากกว่า 100 ปีในการลงทุนในตลาดเทคโนโลยีการแพทย์ระดับโลก

ติดต่อ:

Radiaction: Jonathan Yifat, CEO
อีเมล: jonathan@radiactionmedical.com

InnovaHealth Partners: Tiffany Cheynier ผู้จัดการ – ข้อมูลติดต่อสำหรับนักลงทุนสัมพันธ์
อีเมล: tc@innovahp.com

North Korea: US Must ‘Unconditionally Accept Our Demands’

SEOUL – North Korea will not resume nuclear talks unless the United States unconditionally accepts its demands, a senior North Korean official said Saturday.

We have wasted our time with U.S. for more than a year and a half, said Kim Kye Gwan, a North Korean vice foreign minister, according to the official Korean Central News Agency.

Kim, a senior diplomat, said Kim Jong Un’s relationship with U.S. President Donald Trump remains positive, noting that Kim recently received birthday greetings from Trump.

But it is a personal thing and our chairman, who represents the state and works for the benefit of the state, will not make decisions based on his personal relationship, Kim added.

“For dialogue to happen, the U.S. must unconditionally accept our demands. However, we know that the U.S. is not ready to do so, or cannot do so, he added.

The North Korean diplomat did not say what North Korea is demanding. North Korea regularly complains about U.S. and international sanctions, as well as joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises and weapons sales.

The U.S.-North Korea talks have been stalled since February, when a Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi ended abruptly over a disagreement on how to pair sanctions relief with steps to dismantle North Korea’s nuclear program.

Kim, the North Korean diplomat, said there will be no negotiations like in Vietnam, in which we proposed exchanging a core nuclear facility of the country for the lifting of some U.N. sanctions.

Over the last two years, Trump and Kim have exchanged personal letters. Trump has hinted the two also talk on the phone. Last week, Trump insisted the relationship remains very good, despite U.S.-North Korea talks being stalled.

Birthday greetings

The latest reported Trump-Kim interaction came this week, when Trump sent birthday greetings to the North Korean leader, who is believed to have turned 36 on Wednesday.

South Korea said Friday it had relayed the birthday message following a meeting between Trump and South Korea’s national security adviser.

However, KCNA reported Saturday that North Korea had already received Trump’s greetings directly in the form of a personal letter. KCNA mocked South Korea for attempting to mediate between Washington and Seoul.

They seem not to know that there is a special liaison channel between the top leaders of the DPRK and the U.S., the diplomat Kim said, using the acronym for North Korea’s official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

It seems [South Korea] still has lingering hope for playing the role of ‘mediator’ in the DPRK-U.S. relations,” he said, saying it is “presumptuous for south Korea to meddle in the personal relations between Kim and Trump.”

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who has prioritized dialogue with the North, met with Kim three times in 2018. The inter-Korean relations at least initially helped smooth the way for the Trump-Kim talks in early 2018.

As U.S.-North Korea negotiations stalled, though, Pyongyang abandoned the inter-Korean talks, apparently in frustration over Seoul’s unwillingness to move ahead with joint projects without U.S. support.

Two years into dialogue with North Korea, the only apparent remnant is the occasional Trump-Kim letter. Even that relationship may be at risk, however, if North Korea resumes longer-range missile or nuclear tests, as it has been hinting.

Personal relationships at the top can get a dialogue going, but personal relations alone don’t result in deals,” said Daniel DePetris, a fellow at Defense Priorities, a Washington-based research organization. “This is what Trump doesn’t appear to understand. He’s banking on his ‘friendship’ with Kim to lead the way to denuclearization.”

Friendship or not, denuclearization left the barn a long time ago, DePetris added.

Many analysts are pessimistic about the short-term chances for talks.

North Korea has made clear it will not return to the talks unless the U.S. offers new proposals, Kim Dong Yub, a North Korea expert at Kyungnam University’s Institute for Far Eastern Studies, said at a Seoul conference Friday.

The North Korean leader has not likely abandoned talks altogether, however, Kim said. The U.S. is the only country that can help North Korea be a normal nation in the international community, he added.

Source: Voice of America

China-hostile Incumbent Wins Re-election in Taiwan, Vows to Pursue Talks

TAIPEI, TAIWAN – Taiwanese voters re-elected incumbent Tsai Ing-wen on Saturday by a landslide, renewing her mandate to keep holding off the island’s long-time military rival, China, after a year of fast-changing threats.

But the 63-year-old U.S.-educated law scholar’s approach to China over the next four years might depart from her first four. Shortly after winning the election with more than 57% of the vote, Tsai suggested her government would speak with angry officials in Beijing if they don’t treat Taiwan as an equal partner.

“As president, I must handle relations with China according to popular opinion, and I will do my utmost to break the stalemate and improve cross-Strait relations, Tsai told a news conference outside her Taipei campaign headquarters after receiving more than 8 million votes.”

So, I’d like to appeal to leaders in Beijing to respect Taiwanese people’s opinion and consensus for peace and equal treatment, she said. Then we can set up a sustainable as well as a healthy communication mechanism that is able to meet expectations for people’s welfare.

Resumption of dialogue would ease a festering military flashpoint in Asia. China maintains the world’s third strongest military and has not ruled out use of force, if eventually needed, to capture Taiwan.

The government in Beijing considers Taiwan part of its own territory that must eventually unify with China. Taiwanese said in surveys last year they prefer today’s democratic autonomy over unification. The two sides have been self-ruled since the Chinese civil war of the 1940s, when Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalists fled to the island and re-based their government here.

Events in 2019 further hardened many people’s views against China, endearing them instead to Tsai as someone who won’t engage Beijing on its terms: that both sides come to the table as parts of one country.

A year ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping gave a speech advocating that China rule Taiwan under a one country, two systems model that’s supposed to allow a measure of local autonomy. Beijing has ruled Hong Kong that way since 1997, but the former British colony was hit by months of anti-China protests last year. Also in 2019 China sailed aircraft carriers near Taiwan twice and within a week persuaded two Taiwanese diplomatic allies to break ties in favor of Beijing. Chen Li-chin, a 43-year-old mother from suburban Taipei, decided to vote for Tsai because the president shows willingness to resist China.

“To safeguard Taiwan’s democracy and that’s the most important thing the government can do, she said. In comparing candidates on this issue, it’s Tsai Ing-wen. We can still carry on cooperative relations state to state (with Beijing) as long as China doesn’t take Taiwan to be part of its own country.

The two sides never spoke formally in Tsai’s first four years. She irritated Beijing last year particularly by rejecting one country, two systems.

Lin Chong-pin, a retired strategic studies professor from Tamkang University in Taiwan, believes Tsai is already working on ways to start talks. I think both sides will do something gradually, but they need to do it quietly before it surfaces to the public eye, he said. I think they probably are doing it already.

Beijing may drop its one China condition for dialogue if Tsai’s government makes a concession in return, one Washington-based scholar said last month.

But other analysts expect Tsai to make no change from the past four years, which would mean sidelining Beijing in favor of stronger ties with other countries to boost Taiwan’s international standing.

Foreign Minister Joseph Wu told a news conference Thursday his government would try to deepen relations with Europe, Japan and the United States if Tsai was re-elected.

U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo congratulated Tsai on Saturday and lauded Taiwan’s democratic process. Under her leadership, we hope Taiwan will continue to serve as a shining example for countries that strive for democracy, prosperity, and a better path for their people, he said in a statement.

On Saturday, Tsai beat Han Kuo-yu of the Nationalist party, also called the KMT. Han, the 62-year-old mayor of Taiwan’s chief port city Kaohsiung, had advocated trade and investment talks with China on Beijing’s condition that both sides are two parts of one country.

His policies follow from those of ex-president Ma Ying-jeou. Over Ma’s eight years in office before 2016, China and Taiwan signed more than 20 trade and investment deals while setting aside the political dispute. But by 2014 many Taiwanese feared Ma was getting dangerously cozy with China and staged mass street protests in Taipei

Taiwanese on Saturday also renewed Tsai’s Democratic Progressive Party majority in parliament, giving it control of the foreign affairs budget and a clear channel to pass any laws related to Taiwanese people’s interactions with China.

Source: Voice of America