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QT’s Fight Against Clogged Arteries Could Line Your Pockets
Tradeable, Tradeable Ideas | 19 June 2014
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By: Lim Si Jie
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  1. Countries are focusing on the health of their population as a priority in the coming decades.
  2. There will be greater demand for PAD (clogged arteries) treatments as PAD will become more prevalent in a constantly ageing population.
  3. The search for affordable and accessible healthcare presents opportunities for QT Vascular to expand.

Promising Outlook For Healthcare Industry As Population Ages
The overall global business conditions for companies servicing the healthcare industry have been promising with many countries focusing on the health of their population as a priority in the coming decades. This is partly driven by governments’ desire to limit overall healthcare spending, thereby, driving the trend for more affordable healthcare.

The demand and outlook for medical devices appears to be largely positive. Over the last few decades, life expectancies have also increased as developed countries saw improvements in healthcare and nutrition. This led to the steady growth in the size of the over-65 year old population across US, Europe, Japan, and China.

The largest demand driver for PAD treatments is the ageing population as Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is more prevalent in the over-65 population.

Besides this increase in the ageing population, there is also an increase in the number of people suffering from obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels. These factors increase the likelihood of developing PAD, or can be a side effect for patients suffering from PAD.

QT Vascular’s products offer compelling solutions for patients suffering from PAD and is set to ride on the growing demand for medical devices.

Opportunities For Expansion
Many countries are also making the health of their population a priority. Aside from wanting to ensure that their populations have good access to healthcare, they are also trying to limit their overall spending on healthcare. This is driving the demand for more affordable healthcare.

The US recently enacted the Affordable Care Act, making it a requirement for its citizens to be under some form of health coverage, either privately through their employers or through the new government-sponsored healthcare exchange.

In China, the ageing population and rapid urbanisation are important factors contributing to the growth of the medical device market. China also has had a long-term goal to ensure its massive population has good access to healthcare.

These trends signals great potential for growth in this sector and also present significant opportunities for QT Vascular to expand its business.

Long Term Bullish Sentiment
The long term outlook for QT Vascular remains bullish as demand for medical devices from various countries continue to seek to improve healthcare within their society in terms of affordability and accessibility.

Click here to read more about QT Vascular’s recent IPO on the Singapore Exchange.

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Si Jie is no stranger to investing having started his journey at a young age. He is heavily influenced by acclaimed investors such as Benjamin Graham, Peter Lynch, and John Rothchild.

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