Medtronic has opened its new regional headquarters building in Shanghai to serve the ever growing China healthcare sector.

The new facility, a symbol of a permanent home of Medtronic in China, means the unfolding of the company’s blueprint of further localization in China, including local product development and manufacturing.

Medtronic incorporated a new training facility into the new China headquarters building.

The training facility, named The Innovation Experience Center and open to Medtronic employees and customers, features a virtual cath lab, a future surgical room and a telemedicine room, and provides a place for employees and customers to gain hands-on experience with the latest technologies.

Medtronic chairman and chief executive officer William Hawkins said they will have a higher-level platform for future development in the region and they are in China in a position to even better fulfill the company’s mission of alleviating pain, restoring health, and extending life in China.