Dean Koh

By Dean Koh 09:03 pm November 19, 2020
Eu Yan Sang, a Singapore-headquartered private Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and wellness company, has partnered with MyDoc, a B2B digital healthcare company also based in Singapore, to bring consultations online. WHAT’S IT ABOUT Under the partnership, Eu Yan Sang physicians will be able to use MyDoc’s platform to easily communicate with their patients without being restricted to their...

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By Dean Koh 04:18 am November 13, 2020
Taiwan-based diabetes management app Health2Sync announced that combining Fitbit wearable devices with their Health2Sync Patient Management Platform can help users control and better manage the symptoms of Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), based on the results from their clinical study in Taiwan. WHAT’S IT ABOUT The study, conducted with four of Taiwan's leading diabetes clinics, yielded some key...

Above photo: Suci Arumsari, President Director of Alodokter. 

By Dean Koh 04:50 am November 12, 2020
Indonesia-based healthcare superapp Alodokter announced that it has successfully raised funding from MDI Ventures, a corporate venture capital initiative by Telkom Indonesia. This funding is an extension of the $33 million Series C raised in October 2019 by Alodokter. Former investors such as Sequis, Golden Gate Ventures, Heritas and Hera Capital also joined this extension. The Alodokter platform...
By Dean Koh 01:46 am November 12, 2020
KT Corp., Korea’s largest telecommunications company has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Sibel Health, a US company which specializes in ICU-grade biosensors, to boost its competence in artificial intelligence (AI) and Big Data-based digital health. Sibel is currently working towards commercializing its ANNE system, which consists of two linked, soft and flexible sensors for...
By Dean Koh 02:57 am November 11, 2020
Singapore-based data science and healthcare technology company Holmusk announced a collaboration with the Healthcare business sector of German pharma and life sciences giant Merck to support patients and physicians in Asia-Pacific with a holistic treatment approach for prediabetes and diabetes. The partnership involves Holmusk's GlycoLeap, a mobile digital therapeutics platform that utilizes a...

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By Dean Koh 02:33 am November 10, 2020
Israeli medical device startup Hospitech Respiration last week announced the establishment of a joint venture with Chinese company AwakeZone to expand its production and distribution capabilities in China. The China-based joint venture, Hospitech AwakeZone Medical, will develop the production capabilities of Hospitech Respiration’s AnapnoGuard device by opening a manufacturing facility in China...
By Dean Koh 05:20 am October 29, 2020
Medical equipment manufacturer Omron, healthtech startup HeartVoice and local insurer Great Eastern announced the launch of a health program in Singapore that allows its users to take control of their own health with easy-to-access tools and support for a healthier and happier life. WHAT’S IT ABOUT The program, known as Back on Track! aims to help individuals stay actively engaged with their...
By Dean Koh 12:00 am October 26, 2020
San Francisco-based cognitive assessment app maker Savonix announced the launch of its  Japanese website, Savnonix.jp. The website explains the science behind Savonix’s brain health platform.  It highlights ways the company can provide cognitive health and data insights to support people and companies in Japan to monitor brain health, understand risk factors for developing dementia and take steps...

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By Dean Koh 04:15 am October 22, 2020
Founded in Singapore in September 2019, Breathonix Pte Ltd, a spin-off company from the National University of Singapore (NUS), has developed an easy-to-use breath test to detect COVID-19 within a minute. The company develops non-invasive breath tests for disease detection. Breathonix was founded by two NUS graduates, Dr Jia Zhunan and Mr Du Fang, and is supported by the NUS Graduate Research...
By Dean Koh 03:01 am October 20, 2020
Singapore-headquartered telehealth startup Doctor Anywhere announced it has launched an online mental health video consultation service. This is in addition to a suite of other tele-health services including GP consultation, lactation consultancy, and an in-app Marketplace with a range of wellness products and services, including booking appointments for home-based healthcare services. WHAT'S IT...