Dean Koh

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By Dean Koh 11:57 pmJune 24, 2019
Hong-Kong headquartered life insurance company Prudential announced that it has entered into a regional agreement with HælthTech, a specialist provider of technology solutions and operating platforms for insurers. Under the agreement, Prudential will integrate HælthTech’s OMNI cloud-computing technology into PRUWorks by Prudential, a one-stop platform that offers small and medium-sized...
By Dean Koh 10:34 pmJune 20, 2019
Singapore-headquartered digital health and data analytics company Holmusk signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Janssen (China) Research & Development Centre (Janssen), to explore the development of a digital mental health strategy in China. Based on the MoU, Holmusk and Janssen propose to focus on generating insights from real-world data on depression and other mental health...

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By Dean Koh 11:58 pmJune 17, 2019
Oxford VR, an Oxford University spinout company, has announced the launch of its leading-edge treatment for common mental health conditions through a unique partnership with AXA HK and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Dubbed ‘Yes I Can’, the initiative will offer a ground-breaking treatment using virtual reality (VR) technology. It will be free to the public and to AXA’s corporate...

Above: Alon Ironi, CEO & Co-Founder, Theranica. Credit: Theranica

By Dean Koh 11:14 pmJune 16, 2019
Pain is usually an indication something wrong with the body and the typical approach to pain is to take appropriate medicine that will help alleviate that pain. However, taking painkillers will have some side effects and it is more complicated, or even life-threatening for those who are allergic to certain painkillers. Imagine a future where pain can be managed or alleviated using a combination...

Screengrab of the Wellthy Therapeutics website.

By Dean Koh 11:28 pmJune 12, 2019
At the 79th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association in San Francisco, pharma giant Roche and India-based digital therapeutics company Wellthy Therapeutics presented real world data of improved diabetes care outcomes in a South Asian population when patients followed prescribed plan of medication and lifestyle modification in conjunction with a combination therapy of self-...

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By Dean Koh 04:42 amJune 10, 2019
Ping An Good Doctor, a one-stop healthcare ecosystem platform from China has launched a ‘Private Doctor’ service within their Ping An Good Doctor App.  What’s it about The newly launched Private Doctor service caters to the needs of adults, the elderly and children by appointing dedicated doctors to conduct one-on-one consultations. The system operates round the clock to satisfy holistic medical...
By Dean Koh 05:44 amJune 4, 2019
The term "patient-centric" is often a buzzword or hot topic in the current discussion of healthcare and digital health. However, putting patients first is easier said than done, especially when clinicians and physicians are often time-crunched, and there are fragmented sources of healthcare data and legal/regulatory concerns when it comes to the management of healthcare data.  A group of...

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By Dean Koh 03:15 amJune 4, 2019
Taiwan-based health tech startup iWEECARE announced that it has raised $1M in Pre-Series A funding, led by Singapore-based Verge HealthTech Fund, alongside Taiwan/US-based Translink Capital and Darwin Venture. The company also just received regulatory approval to market its flagship product, Temp Pal, the world’s smallest smart thermometer, in both the EU and Taiwan. What’s it about Temp Pal is a...

Screengrab of the Nyra app.

By Dean Koh 12:24 amMay 31, 2019
Mumbai-India headquartered digital health start-up Vivant recently launched ‘Nyra’, a simple mobile application that can be used by women to track their period, fertility, ovulation, mood, lifestyle and physical activity. Based on the health information collected, the app provides women with personalised feminine health, hygiene and fertility advice to help manage their wellbeing. In addition to...

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

By Dean Koh 10:40 pmMay 28, 2019
Theranica, an Israel-based biomedical technology company focused on developing advanced electroceuticals for migraine and other prevalent diseases, announced on May 28 that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted a De Novo request for its smartphone-controlled electroceutical, Nerivio Migra, utilising Remote Electrical Neuromodulation for the acute treatment of migraine. The FDA...