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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

Trent McConaghy​, co-founder of Ocean Protocol. Source: Ocean Protocol

By Dean Koh March 20, 2019
Singapore-headquartered health AI company ConnectedLife today announced its partnership with Singapore-based non-profit foundation Ocean Protocol to advance the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson's disease with a safe method of sharing patient-generated data. By combining IoT and deep-learning tech, ConnectedLife continuously collects motion data to objectively monitor motor symptoms of...

An illustrated graphic of how the Nerivio Migra®​ device works. Source: Theranica

By Dean Koh March 19, 2019
Founded in 2016, Theranica, a biomedical technology company focused on developing advanced electroceuticals for migraine and other prevalent diseases, yesterday announced the closing of its round B of financing, of $35M, led by aMoon, Israel's largest healthcare VC. All existing investors of the company – Lightspeed Venture Partners, LionBird, Corundum Open Innovation and Takoa – participated in...

Rosaline Chow Koo, Founder and CEO of CXA Group. Credit: CXA Group

By Dean Koh March 14, 2019
Yesterday, Singapore-based health technology startup CXA Group, which offers an employee benefits and wellness marketplace platform, announced that it has raised $25 million in its latest round of funding. The company’s new group of strategic investors includes HSBC, Singtel Innov8, Telkom Indonesia MDI Ventures, Sumitomo Corporation Equity Asia, Muang Thai Fuchsia Ventures, Humanica and Heritas...

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