Definition of Medical Industry
The medical industry (healthcare industry) refers to the entire economic system that provides goods and services for treating, preventing, rehabilitating, and alleviating patients’ illnesses. The domestic medical industry is usually defined as the medical devices, medicine, and medical service industries.
Medical industry development status in Gwangju
|Number of enterprises (each)||2||49||109||230||277||310||367|
|Sales amount (100 million KRW)||2||1,147||2,380||2,919||3,471||3,891||4,466|
Growth of medical industry in Gwangju
|Project||Period||Project Expenses (KRW)||Programs|
|Establish a technical support center for dental material parts||Sep. 2014~Feb. 2018(3 years)||-Total budget 25 billion||
-Center construction (1 basement, 3 ground floors)
-Building test production equipment
-Technology development and commercialization
|Establish an industry support center for convergence medical equipment for orthopedics||2017~2021 (5 years)||-Total budget 25.41 billion||
-Center construction (2 ground floors)
-Prototype production and equipment building, etc.
-Technology development and commercialization, etc.
|Support for small and medium-sized partners in bioresorbable dental material parts||2018~2022 (5 years)||-Total budget 17 billion||-All clinical TEST-BED-Corporate support, support for commercialization of technology|
|(Regional flagship industry promotion business)Digital biomedical industry promotion||2013∼2020 (8 years)||-Total budget 164.7 billion||-R&D-Non R&D|
|Fostering future bio-parts material industry||2017∼ 2021 (5 years)||-Total budget 3.26 billion||-Support for companies with overseas expansion
-Attracting companies and supporting startups
|Local innovation center for dental precision equipment and parts||Mar. 2006~ Feb. 2016 (10 years)||-Total budget 18.9 billion||
- Building equipment and research development
- Common utilization of equipment, and prototype production
|Foster advanced contact lens industry||Apr. 2016 ~Mar. 2019||- Total budget 2.62 billion||
-Technology development(contact lens design)
-Domestic and overseas certification, prototype package, etc.
|Photonics convergence medical equipment industry promotion||Apr. 2017 ~Dec. 2019||-Total budget 1.76 billion||-Technology development, support for certification marketing, etc.|
|Securing dental laboratory industry manufacturing technology||Apr. 2017 ~Dec. 2019||-Total budget 1.76 billion||-Dental laboratory integration, digital product technology development, etc.|
|Development and industrialization of digital dental healthcare product||Apr. 2018 ~Dec. 2020||-Total budget 1.21 billion||
-Technology development (new product development, digital convergence product development)
- Support for certification package, support for commercialization, etc.
|Original technology development project of replication of regenerative cells||July 2017 ~Mar. 2021 (5 years)||-Total budget 1.55 billion||-R&D and commercialization of chronic shoulder tendon rupture treatment|
|Research capacity enhancement project for clinical medical scientists||Apr. 2017 ~Dec. 2020 (4 years)||-Total budget 4 billion||-Establishment of a platform for practical use of diagnosis and treatment to overcome intractable chronic diseases|
|Establishment of micro-medical robot center||2013~2019 (6 years)||- Total budget 31.7 billion||-Foundation building, infrastructure utilization, and commercialization R&D|
|Support for domestic‧overseas dental equipment exhibitions||Yearly||- 45 million (in 2019)||-Exhibition participation and marketing support|
|Establishment of dental equipment test and inspection center||2017~2019||-Total budget 3 billion||-Center construction (extension)
-GLP facility, equipment construction, etc.
|Host senior & medical industry fair||Yearly||·-264 million (in 2019)||- Exhibitions such as senior goods equipment, health care products, etc.
- Overseas export consultation sessions, purchase briefing sessions, etc.
|Foster health product for pain treatment for the longevity period||2015∼2018 (3 years)||-Total budget 2.378 billion||-Development of health products for pain treatment based on herbal materials
-Commercialization of health products and industrialization of related products
|Support for the operation of the senior-friendly industry support center||Yearly||-820 million (in 2019)||-Exhibition and experience operation of excellent senior-friendly products
-Senior-friendly technology development and corporate support, etc.
|MRI-based dementia special brain damage investigation and brain map establishment||July 2014 ~June 2019 (5 years)||-Total budget 7.57 billion||-Establishment of brain map to predict dementia by age group (60s~80s) and early diagnosis|
|Development of management technology for dementia patients||June 2016 ~Feb. 2021 (5 years)||- Total budget 5.7 billion||-Development of dementia severity monitoring technology based on extensive biometric information|