Dean Koh

By Dean Koh 02:25 amJuly 3, 2020
South Korea-based medical AI solutions development company VUNO announced on 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...
By Dean Koh 03:17 amJuly 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 Dean Koh 05:56 amJune 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...

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By Dean Koh 03:41 amJune 23, 2020
Launched in 2017, Australia-based aeromedical logistics company Swoop Aero announced that it has closed a Series A funding round with returning investors Right Click Capital and Tempus Partners. The startup will use the latest eight figure sum capital injection to establish a presence in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), as well as expand its service offering across the medical logistics space. ...
By Dean Koh 05:06 amJune 22, 2020
Singapore-headquartered digital health and data analytics company Holmusk announced that it is offering a new coaching program in Singapore which reaches out to severely overweight children, youths and parents in a convenient manner using a non face-to-face approach and guides them to make healthy lifestyle changes. WHAT’S IT ABOUT The coaching program is targeted at children and youths who are...
By Dean Koh 02:22 amJune 16, 2020
Genomic medicine startup Lucence and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore’s national research agency and a statutory board under the Ministry of Trade and Industry, today announced study results indicating that the reagent used in Lucence’s SAFER Sample saliva collection kit inactivates SARS-CoV-2 within 45 seconds of sample collection. The development of the SAFER...
By Dean Koh 03:36 amJune 10, 2020
In March, MobiHealthNews reported that the Singapore government launched the mobile app TraceTogether to help support and supplement current contact tracing efforts in the nation-state in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. TraceTogether works by exchanging short-distance Bluetooth signals between phones to detect other participating TraceTogether users in close proximity. Records of such...
By Dean Koh 03:39 amJune 8, 2020
Singapore-based DocDoc, a virtual network of physicians and hospitals supporting patients to find quality medical care in Asia, today announced a partnership with Kaitaiming Technology (KTM) to expand its reach into China. KTM is an insurance risk control company founded in May 2015 in Beijing, China and focuses on combining insurance expertise with information technology, big data and AI. The...

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By Dean Koh 05:43 amJune 4, 2020
Founded by a medical doctor and an engineer in 2017, Japanese medtech startup Ubie which focuses on AI-based applications announced that it has raised $18.7M (JPY2 billion) in Series B funding led by SUZUKEN CO., LTD., a listed pharmaceutical distributor company in Japan. The pharma company has also entered into a strategic partnership with Ubie. The startup will use the fresh funds to scale up...
By Dean Koh 01:42 amJune 3, 2020
Singapore-based on-demand home caregiving services platform Homage today announced the launch of Homage Health, which will provide medical services such as such as mobile medicine, teleconsultation, and medication delivery – for care recipients in their own homes. WHAT’S IT ABOUT Building on top of Homage Care, which includes Homage’s core nursing, caregiving and rehabilitation services, the...