Dean Koh

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By Dean Koh 01:21 amNovember 28, 2019
Health analytics and education company Elsevier and Chinese multinational conglomerate Tencent announced the signing of a strategic agreement to accelerate the dissemination of global health information in China. The two organizations will leverage their respective expertise and resources to help Chinese physicians gain quick access to Elsevier’s medical information and academic resources through...

Above photo: Dr. Min-Han Tan, founder and CEO of Lucence. Credit: Lucence

By Dean Koh 02:14 amNovember 20, 2019
Singapore-headquartered genomic medicine startup Lucence announced it has raised $20 million in Series A funding. The round was led by IHH Healthcare, one of the world’s largest integrated private healthcare groups, with 80 hospitals in 10 countries worldwide. Other participants include SGInnovate, existing investors Heliconia Capital, a subsidiary of Temasek Holdings, Lim Kaling and Koh Boon...

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By Dean Koh 10:39 pmNovember 14, 2019
A personalized, interactive brain-training game will soon be helping children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) improve their attention span. The advantage of this technology is that that children with ADHD can participate in this program from home. A pilot run for the home-based program will be launched for 20 children, aged 6-12 years, who are currently receiving treatment...
By Dean Koh 12:42 amNovember 13, 2019
Dr. Eugene Hong, Executive Director – Institutional Banking Group, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, DBS, who has experience in both the healthcare and finance industries, or coined by the moderator as a ‘medically trained banker’, shared that healthcare today was what FinTech was like five years ago. Digital health is still in its infancy and one of the key lessons from the finance world that...

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By Dean Koh 02:36 amNovember 6, 2019
Singapore-based digital healthcare platform MyDoc recently announced that it has signed an agreement with BaoViet Group Insurance, one of Vietnam’s largest listed insurance companies. According to MyDoc’s official press release, the partnership with BaoViet, which leads the industry with a 40% market share, is the first of its kind to offer a cashless digitally integrated clinic service to its...

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By Dean Koh 12:29 amNovember 1, 2019
Child Health Imprints (CHIL), a neo-natal focused tech startup from Singapore, recently announced it has raised $2.3 million in its pre-Series A funding round led by healthcare investor HealthXCapital, which focuses on healthcare tech investments in South and South-east Asia. Other participants of the round include Enterprise Singapore’s (a statutory board under the Ministry of Trade and Industry...

Above photo: ANDHealth delegates at the HLTH Conference. Credit: ANDHealth

By Dean Koh 10:28 pmOctober 29, 2019
ANDHealth, an Australian organisation dedicated to supporting digital health companies in their commercialisation journey, recently announced the two-year commercial growth outcomes of its first 10 ANDHealth+ cohort companies at the Global HLTH Conference in Las Vegas, USA. According to its official release, ANDHealth has onboarded 10 companies since 2017, raising A$24 million in new capital,...

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By Dean Koh 03:38 amOctober 22, 2019
Singapore-headquartered telehealth startup Doctor Anywhere and ViettelPay, part of Vietnam's largest mobile carrier Viettel, have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to bring a full suite of online healthcare services to ViettelPay's more than 6 million registered users throughout Vietnam. ViettelPay's customers will be able to directly connect to Doctor Anywhere's virtual clinic and consult...
By Dean Koh 03:22 amOctober 17, 2019
Australia-based PainChek, developer of the world’s first smart phone-based pain assessment and monitoring app, announced that it will be partnering with Ward Medication Management (Ward MM) to deliver the federally funded national roll-out of PainChek technology to the Australian Residential Aged Care market. Ward MM is an Australian provider of medication review and quality use of medicines...

Above photo: Suci Arumsari (Co-founder & Director Alodokter) & Nathanael Faibis (Co-founder & CEO Alodokter). 

By Dean Koh 05:23 amOctober 16, 2019
Indonesia-based healthcare superapp Alodokter announced that it has raised a $33M Series C funding led by Sequis Life and with participation from Philips, Heritas Capital, Hera Capital, Dayli Partners and others. Existing investors Softbank Ventures Asia and Golden Gate Ventures also participated in the round. The startup was founded in 2014 by Suci Arumsari (Co-founder & Director Alodokter...