Using Catheterization Devices to Improve Medical Technology in Mexico

In September 2011, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and TERUMO Corporation co-hosted a cardiac catheterization surgery training for Mexican physicians as public-private partnership training.

Public-Private Cooperation for Accelerated Growth

Over five days from September 5 to 9, 2011, five young physicians were invited from national medical institutions in Mexico, particularly from public hospitals that focus on cardiovascular medicine, to receive training on transradial coronary intervention (TRI), a technique for inserting a catheter through a blood vessel in the wrist. With the cooperation from Shonan Kamakura General Hospital, which has the world's leading doctors practicing TRI, the five doctors attended of TRI operations and attended lectures to deepen the understandings of TRI technique. Also they actually practiced the technique using a TRI simulator at Terumo Medical Pranex so that they can also practice the technique using the knowledge acquired. The TRI technique shortens the duration of hospitalization and lowers costs and risks of operation compared with the conventional catheter techniques, making it less of a burden for the patient not only physically but financially as well. If these doctors, who have acquired the expertise and techniques for TRI in this training, are able to extend the use of TRI in Mexico, it is expected that deaths due to ischemic heart disease will also decrease.


  • Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

    Funding Agencies, Government
    Staff size: 1001-5000

    Established as an Incorporated Administrative Agency under the Act of the Incorporated Administrative Agency - Japan International Cooperation Agency (Act No. 136, 2002), JICA aims to contribute...

  • Terumo Corporation

    Goods Supplier
    Japan | Staff size: Unknown

    Terumo Corporation was founded in 1921 by Dr. Kitasato ShibasaburĊ. The company's first product was thermometers and it has since expanded into a global largest medical devices manufacturer,...

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LocationEast Asia and Pacific , Japan
  • Start Date 2011
  • End Date 2011
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