United Arab Emirates explores ways to grow local medtech industry talent

The United Arab Emirates is trying to promote more homegrown medical talent that can serve and help grow the region's medical device and drug industries. Gulf News reports on the issue, which academics and others tackled in Dubai at a June 11 conference. One speaker, Khalid Amiri, who heads the biology department at UAE University, said he urged government leaders to reduce their reliance on expatriates and encourage multinational companies to work with regional universities to make this happen. The change is important, he told Gulf News, because local experts with medical device and drug company jobs would uniquely understand their country, various cultural nuances and the diseases that affect their people. Story