Projected 20 per cent growth in 2010 Gulf health spend boosts demand for wellness technologies & products

Published March 16th, 2010 - 08:57 GMT

The Gulf’s healthcare sector is expected to grow by around 20 per cent in 2010 despite the downturn, fuelled mainly by substantial government investments in infrastructure. This has led to increased demand for healthcare-related products and technologies. SANYO, a leading provider of energy, environment and lifestyle technologies, affirms an increased regional interest in its health- and environment-oriented products, especially in its “Virus Washer” air purifier system, the first of its kind in the world to use electrolysed water technology.


Other multiple factors such as growth in income levels and the consequent rise in health-related spending as well as expanded health insurance coverage are elevating sales of wellness products. SANYO’s Virus Washer, for one, has been in high demand throughout the Middle East since its regional launch in the last quarter of 2009, particularly due to its ability to prevent the spread of the H1N1 virus. The system can sanitize an area of up to 300 cubic metres and eliminate more than 99 per cent of airborne viruses, bacteria, and other harmful micro-particles and pests. It can also control odours coming from sources such as pets and tobacco.


“The UAE’s positive reception to the Virus Washer reflects the growing demand for advanced wellness technologies across the Arab World. Healthcare and environmental safety have become key developmental issues for the Middle East and so there is a strong market for products of this kind. SANYO will continue to tap its expertise to create innovative appliances that support safer and healthier living,” said Takeshi Hirao, Vice President of SANYO Electric Co. Japan and Chairman of, SANYO Gulf FZE.


SANYO's diverse range of products and services are divided into the three domains of energy, ecology and electronics. It synergizes its core technologies to create sustainability and health-oriented solutions under a unique “Think GAIA” (Think the Living Earth) brand vision.

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