ASE Foundation Selects Mindray as Exclusive Corporate Sponsor of its Humanitarian Mission to Vietnam

Mindray has been exclusively selected for the American Society of Echocardiography Foundation’s (ASEF) humanitarian mission in Hanoi, Vietnam from August 17 to 22, 2015. Mindray was chosen as the exclusive partner for the mission because of its rugged, compact, fully featured echocardiography solution, M7 Cardiac Compact Ultrasound System, and the ability to pull together global support resources. A total of 6 units of M7 were brought to Vietnam under close cooperation between Mindray North America and Mindray Vietnam, providing great help for the mission.

The ASE Foundation’s program consisted of multiple events, including hands-on training at the Vietnam National Heart Institute at the Bach Mai Hospital, an educational symposium for clinicians based in local provinces, training of local healthcare providers, and a village screening program with over 200 patients. The event was aimed to teach local clinicians how to utilize compact echo solutions in resource poor areas. And for this purpose, and Mindray donated its M7 Hand-carried Ultrasound System to the Vietnam National Heart Institute during the training program.

A leading ultrasound solution provider, Mindray has been dedicated to making advanced ultrasound technologies more accessible. It cooperates closely with professional associations and local hospitals, providing local medical communities with easy-to-use ultrasound solutions and clinical training. Besides Vietnam, Mindray has also sponsored similar missions in other countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, making quality healthcare more accessible to humanity.

As the largest global organization for cardiovascular ultrasound imaging, the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) is the leader and advocate, setting practice standards and guidelines. The Society has a commitment to improving the practice of ultrasound and imaging of the heart and cardiovascular system for better patient outcomes.

Operation Smile

Founded in 1982 in Virginia, USA, Operation Smile is the largest volunteer-based medical charity providing free cleft surgeries worldwide. The non-profit organisation works in over 60 countries to provide free reconstructive surgery for children born with facial deformities such as cleft lip and cleft palate.

Founded 32 years ago, Operation Smile’s core belief is that no child should suffer or die due to correctable facial deformity. The charity not only provides free surgeries for patients born with facial deformities, it also works to raise overall awareness to cleft lip and cleft palate. Educational projects are held around the world to train doctors and local medical professionals so they are empowered to treat their local communities.

Ever mindful of those less fortunate, Mindray Medical International continues to support Operation Smile in raising awareness and recruiting volunteers.

Supporting Medical Education

Ruijin Hospital is the biggest teaching hospital under the Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine with world class excellence in medical care, scientific research as well as in academic teaching.

In order for general practitioners to receive comprehensive training in clinical skills under various circumstances, Ruijin Hospital built a new medical simulation center with teaching sites that simulate all departments in a general hospital, such as OR, ICU, general ward, consulting room etc. In addition, the center also provides particular skill training sites that simulate operation rooms, battle fields and accident sites. With a total area of 3,200 sqm, medicine students can practice simple operations such as injection and skin suture on simulation human and other molds. They also receive various medical skill training in emergency care and surgical operation. Such comprehensive operation practices under situation simulation help the hospital cultivate general practitioners with comprehensive clinical knowledge and sturdy clinical skills.

Mindray is actively engaged in the construction of Ruijin Hospital’s simulation training center, taking full responsibility in the construction of an OR and an ICU. Dedicated to making better healthcare solutions more accessible to humanity, Mindray sees supporting medical education of general practitioners as our responsibility.

The Power Behind the Panda Protectors

“Mindray underwent a custom R&D and design process to account for unique characteristics in our giant pandas’ samples. This act of co-innovation has made a meaningful contribution to the clinical relevance of our work.”
- Wenjun Huang - Veterinarian
Veterinary Hospital at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breedin

Known as the “national treasure” of China, the giant panda is a rare and endangered wild animal with a population of less than 2,000. In order to save and protect this endangered species, the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding (or “Chengdu Panda Base”) proactively engages in giant panda conservation work, strengthening the artificial breeding process to increase their numbers, and also rewilding giant pandas to supplement and rejuvenate their wild population.

The veterinarians at the Chengdu Panda Base closely monitor every aspect of the pandas’ daily lives, including their fertility and reproduction. They perform daily examinations on the giant pandas to actively prevent disease. A core requirement of veterinarians at the base is how to make more active, expedient diagnoses.

In order to assist the vets in resolving these problems, Mindray’s Chengdu R&D Center worked closely with the Panda Base to co-develop a custom version of the fully automated, five-part hematology analyzer, the BC-5000Vet, to help them perform blood tests on the pandas. This custom version of the BC-5000Vet is the result of special R&D and design aimed at addressing the unique characteristics of panda samples to greatly improve the efficiency of blood tests in preventing disease.

In addition, Mindray provided the Chengdu Panda Base with a fully automated BS-190 chemical analyzer, portable BeneView T1 monitors, and PM9000Vet monitors to more comprehensively support the varied needs of panda treatment.

Today, the Chengdu Panda Base has become one of the world's foremost research centers leading off-site conservation engineering efforts for giant pandas and other endangered species. As the power that supports the panda protectors, Mindray will continue to work hand-in-hand with expert veterinarians at the base to ensure the ongoing health and propagation of these national treasures.