Asia Pacific news

By By Dean Koh 12:10 am August 3, 2020
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Taiwan’s Brain Navi recently developed a new robot to perform nasal swab tests autonomously to prevent cross infections, with the aim to protect healthcare workers and reduce strain on health systems. Founded in 2015, the company says it is “focused on designing and developing a medical device that can assist surgeons during their medico-surgical...

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By By Dean Koh 01:37 am July 30, 2020
Japan-headquartered SOMPO Himawari Life Insurance Inc., recently announced a business partnership with Swiss-based digital health tech company dacadoo to launch its health engagement app called Linkx score. The Japanese life insurance company said “it is transforming itself into a health support company with the aim of motivating customers to lead a healthier lifestyle and support their health...
By By Dean Koh 05:05 am July 28, 2020
Life insurance company Prudential and healthcare software company PAI Health announced that PAI Health's science-backed activity metric for heart health, known as Personal Activity Intelligence, will be featured in the Pulse by Prudential (Pulse) digital health app. PAI Health services will be available to Pulse users across 11 markets in Asia. PAI adds to a growing suite of services on Pulse,...
By By Dean Koh 02:39 am July 21, 2020
Founded in May 2017, Singapore-based healthtech startup SSIVIX Lab has recently launched its MyCLNQ mobile app, which provides real-time doctor and clinic availability, offers location-based suggestions for the nearest clinic and earliest available doctor, and confirms booking appointments.  There is also a host of value care services provided, including online doctor consultation so users can...
By By Dean Koh 02:18 am July 20, 2020
Omron Asia-Pacific, a provider of industrial automation solutions across the APAC region, today announced the launch of the UVC-LD robot as their first step into the UVC disinfection market. The robot is a co-creation with Techmetics Robotics, an Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR) solutions company for service industries such as hospitality, healthcare and assisted living. UVC light, which is...

Above image: Medical Oncologist, Dr Choo Su Pin, conducting a Second Opinion consult via Oncoshot's second opinion portal. Credit: Oncoshot

By By Dean Koh 04:02 am July 16, 2020
Singapore medical start-up Oncoshot announced that it is partnering with digital healthcare provider MyDoc, to give cancer patients access to second opinion advice from leading oncologists. Founded in 2018, Oncoshot is a collaborative platform for cancer patients and oncologists and according to the start-up, their technology “allows patients to share their data with trial institutes and sponsors...
By By Dean Koh 10:28 pm July 8, 2020
Barcelona, Spain-based digital therapeutic company Braingaze announced that it is partnering with China’s insurance giant Ping An Group and eye-tracking innovator 7invensun to deliver convenient and accurate diagnostic solutions to kids in China who are suffering from ADHD disorders. As part of a broader collaboration with Ping An Group, the health services giant in China, Braingaze set out to...
By By Dean Koh 02:25 am July 3, 2020
South Korea-based medical AI solutions development company VUNO announced last month that it signed a license agreement with M3, one of Sony's subsidiaries, to distribute its AI solutions in the Japanese market.  This agreement allows VUNO to strategically approach and make inroads into the conservative Japanese medical market, harnessing M3’s sizable body of data. M3 is Japan’s largest medical...
By By Dean Koh 03:17 am July 2, 2020
Mumbai-based healthcare AI startup Qure.ai earlier this week announced its first US FDA 510(k) clearance for its head CT scan product qER. The US Food and Drug Administration’s decision covers four critical abnormalities identified by Qure.ai’s emergency room product. The AI tool can now be used to triage radiology scans with intracranial bleeds, mass effect, midline shift, and cranial fractures...
By By Dean Koh 05:56 am June 24, 2020
Singapore-headquartered and listed multinational banking and financial services corporation, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation, Limited or more commonly known as OCBC Bank, yesterday announced the launch of the HealthPass by OCBC mobile app. The bank has partnered with seven medical groups and the HealthPass by OCBC app will provide access to more than 100 GPs and specialists to address the...