Asia Pacific news

Credit: Ping An Good Doctor

By Dean Koh April 11, 2019
China’s one-stop healthcare ecosystem platform, Ping An Good Doctor, recently stationed a "One-minute Clinic" at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. This new offline service scenario provides teachers and students with an alternative option to the medical clinics on campus. What’s it about As the first unmanned clinics currently in commercial operation in China, One-minute Clinics utilise Ping An Good...

Credit: Medigo

By Dean Koh April 9, 2019
Medigo (not to be mistaken for German Berlin-based medical travel startup of the same name), an Indonesia Jakarta-based health-tech startup that was founded in May 2018, recently announced that it has raised seed funding from Venturra Discovery, the new seed investment arm of Venturra Capital.  Venturra Capital has investments in tech startups in the Southeast Asian region across different...

Credit: Landing Medical

By Dean Koh April 5, 2019
China Maternal and Child Health Care Association and Wuhan University Landing AI Cytology Diagnostic Centre recently launched a cervical cancer screening AI cloud diagnostic platform. The platform can be accessed worldwide as of April 1, 2019 and women, especially those from countries along Belt and Road Initiative, will be able to benefit from a high-quality, low-cost cervical cancer screening...

Credit: AIA

By Dean Koh April 4, 2019
AIA, the largest public listed pan-Asian life insurance group, and Singtel, the largest mobile network operator in Singapore, yesterday announced a partnership to promote consumer wellness. What’s it about Both companies will team up to digitally engage their combined base of more than 5 million customers and reward them to get active and stay healthy. In addition, Singtel and AIA also plan to co...

Screengrab of Jio Health's website.

By Dean Koh April 3, 2019
Founded by CEO Raghu Rai and serial entrepreneur Ken Rohl in 2014, Vietnam-based health tech startup Jio Health recently announced that it has raised $5M series A funding led by VC fund Monk Hill’s Ventures. The new funds will be used by Jio Health to scale its operations and capabilities across Vietnam. What it does Jio Health started out as a US-based venture that worked with healthcare...

Credit: ECRI Institute

By Dean Koh April 2, 2019
Last week, ECRI Institute, a nonprofit that focuses on healthcare quality, announced that it will be launching its first medical device evaluation laboratory outside the US. The independent lab, located in Selangor, Malaysia, will evaluate medical devices used across all care settings in Europe and Asia. ECRI Institute established its Asia-Pacific office more than twenty years ago to support...
By Dean Koh March 29, 2019
NTUC Income, a Singapore-based insurance cooperative and DaVita, a US-based company which provides kidney dialysis across the US and in 9 countries worldwide, recently announced a joint venture (JV), DaVita Singapore, to operate kidney dialysis centres in Singapore. The dialysis centres operated by the JV will serve as Income’s preferred healthcare facilities, akin to its panel of private...

Photo credit: Biolinq

By Laura Lovett March 28, 2019
This morning Biolinq, a digital health company specializing in minimally invasive continuous glucose monitoring, raised $4.75 million in extended Series A financing. This new capital was led by JDRF T1D Fund, Aphelion Capital and LifeSci Venture Partners.  This latest funding announcement will build on the $10 million the company raised in November of 2017, bringing the total Series A capital to...

Joseph Mossel, CEO & co-founder of Ibex Medical Analytics, speaking at the recently held MEDinISRAEL event. Credit: Ibex Medical Analytics

By Dean Koh March 27, 2019
Ibex Medical Analytics, an Israel-based startup founded in 2016 which is developing their own AI-driven computational pathology cancer diagnosis system, recently completed an $11M Series A funding round led by aMoon Fund. Additional investors in the round include Kamet Ventures, an investment arm of AXA Insurance, one of the largest global health insurance providers, 83North, a global venture...

Editor's Pick