Dean Koh

By Dean Koh 03:17 am September 17, 2020
The Singapore government and Apple recently announced their partnership on the health initiative LumiHealth, a personalized program to encourage healthy activity and behaviors using Apple Watch. The program was designed by Singapore’s Health Promotion Board (or HPB, a statutory board under the Ministry of Health) in conjunction with Apple as part of the country’s Smart Nation initiative, a...
By Dean Koh 12:03 am September 16, 2020
Taiwan-based digital health startup Health2Sync has entered into a partnership with pharma giant Sanofi with the aim to apply the digital solution provided by Health2Sync in 300 clinics and hospitals nationwide certified by Taiwan Diabetes Shared Care Network over the next three years. As part of the partnership, Health2Sync will provide patient management software for healthcare professionals...

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By Dean Koh 10:23 am September 9, 2020
The Smart Nation and Digital Government Office under the Prime Minister’s Office of Singapore announced that the Singapore Government will begin nation-wide distribution of TraceTogether (TT) Tokens to the general public at community sites from 14 September 2020 onwards, with the aim to complete the distribution by November. Distribution of the Tokens will begin at communities with higher...

Above photo: (From left) Dr Huren Sivaraj, CEO and Co-founder & Ruslan Enikeev, CTO and Co-Founder, Oncoshot. 

By Dean Koh 03:31 am September 9, 2020
Singapore medical start-up Oncoshot has launched Project EISE (Enhanced Clinical Trial Initiation, Screening and Enrolment), the country’s first nationwide collaborative effort connecting cancer patients, healthcare professionals, as well as pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies via its clinical trial matching platform. The initiative serves as a bridge between its private and public sector...

Above photo: Kaoru Sato, Director of Customer Success, will lead Prospection's operations in Japan. 

By Dean Koh 03:44 am September 2, 2020
Australia-based healthcare analytics startup Prospection has announced the opening of its Japan headquarters, and appointment of health informatics and pharmaceutical veteran Kaoru Sato to lead the company’s first global office. The new office in Tokyo will enable the startup to work closely with international pharmaceutical customers to understand and develop new treatment pathways for Japanese...
By Dean Koh 12:35 am September 2, 2020
Founded in 2015, Singapore-headquartered digital health company Mobio Interactive announced that it has closed $1.8 million in a seed funding round. The round was led by Singapore-based Verge HealthTech Fund along with Atlas Asset Management, Creative Ventures and VC giant SOSV. Mobio Interactive develops and commercializes clinically validated and objectively quantified software to prevent,...
By Dean Koh 05:02 am August 27, 2020
CureApp Inc., a Tokyo, Japan-headquartered software-as-a-medical-device (SaMD) startup, has received regulatory authorization for the manufacturing and sale of Asia’s first therapeutics app, the “CureApp SC Nicotine Addiction Treatment App and CO Checker” (CureApp SC) from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) on 21 August, 2020. The startup is currently proceeding with plans to...

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By Dean Koh 01:20 am August 24, 2020
Cambridge, Massachusetts headquartered wearable medical robotics company Myomo last week announced that a Myomo-trained Orthotic & Prosthetic (“O&P”) practice in Australia has received its first insurance authorization to fit a patient with a custom MyoPro device. The practice, X-Tremity Prosthetics and Orthotics, is located in New South Wales and is operated by Jens Baufeldt. It is...

Above photo: Lijun Xin, CEO of JD Health. Credit: JD Health

By Dean Koh 11:15 pm August 19, 2020
JD Health, the healthcare subsidiary of JD.com, a Chinese e-commerce giant, launched a “family doctor” service based on an “internet +healthcare” model earlier this week.  Up to eight family members may share a “family doctor” service package which includes unlimited 24/7 online medical consultation support with immediate response from a general practitioner, medical consultation with experts...

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By Dean Koh 04:03 am August 19, 2020
Incheon International Airport has successfully trialed screening tech company Smith Detection’s Computed Tomography (CT) technology based carry-on baggage scanner, HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX at Terminal 2 Transfer Inspection Center, followed by a trial of the new Ultraviolet (UV) light tray disinfection kit. The airport trialed the advanced baggage screening systems over seven weeks, ending in June 2020....