Asia experts for the Healthcare industry

Trading and consultancy

VDS Healthcare is a partner for healthcare companies seeking to grow their business in Asia. Through our own network that is supplemented by selected agents, distributors and local companies we offer a cost-effective solution for companies active in the healthcare arena that want to enter Asia or improve and expand their existing business further. VDS Healthcare is particularly strong in China. Here, VDS Healthcare has its own network and has built a strong reputation in developing and executing commercial solutions. Our regional coverage extends from the Indian Subcontinent to SE Asia.


With a population of more than 4 billion people, Asia’s pharmaceutical market is worth more than US$140 billion. Japan and China are the region’s two largest drug markets, accounting for about 70% of the total value.  Asia’s healthcare standards have benefitted from economic growth and an increase in government healthcare programs and spending. The disease profile in Asia is also taking on a Western lifestyle profile with diseases such as diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease increasing their prevalence. They are now the main causes of death in Asia. 

VDS Healthcare, although a young company, has managed numerous projects for companies in Asian countries, including China, India, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Pakistan, Bangladesh and the Philippines. We have helped our partners to conduct market research across the region, obtain market authorizations, to launch their products, increase their sales, and market and distribute new drugs. Also we have been involved in the establishment of new commercial set-ups

How we run the business

Typically clients approach us with the request to evaluate their current performance and/or potential of their international product range in Asian markets. Our team will evaluate the product portfolio, analyze the market potential in the various countries and prepare a recommendation in which we will focus on the most promising product/market combinations. In this process a visit of the client to one or more of the key countries can be included during which the senior management will be introduced to all facets of the business environment enabling them to envision these markets. Once the plan is finished VDS Healthcare is in most cases leading the execution and often becomes a commercial partner either by direct sales or through a commission based model. We become our client’s “man in the field”.

Motivation & Control

One of the key aspects of doing business in Asia is the control and motivation of the entrusted local partners. Through its long term experience in Asia, its established network and teams, VDS Healthcare forms the link between the client’s head-office and the local partners. This involves not only motivating and controlling the country importer and distributors, assisting them in establishing and executing a strategic plan for the products concerned, but also working closely with agencies entrusted with other services such as obtaining market authorizations or involved in demand creation.


We have direct partnerships in China, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. In these countries VDS Healthcare offers full service including obtaining market authorizations, marketing/sales, logistics and demand creation. In India, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and Bangladesh we work through multiple partners with whom we built trust over the years and which have been selected because of their operational excellence.