Dean Koh

Above: Screengrab of Synyi's website.

By Dean Koh 03:31 amJuly 9, 2019
Shanghai-based medical AI startup Synyi announced that it has raised RMB 250M ($36.3M) in Series C funding led by Chinese tech giant Tencent. Founded in 2016, Synyi started with Natural Language Processing (NLP) capabilities in the Chinese language and focused on hospitals’ demand for scientific research data, combining AI & HIT to create their first smart analytics platform. To solve the...

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By Dean Koh 11:14 pmJuly 2, 2019
China’s one-stop healthcare ecosystem platform, Ping An Good Doctor announced a strategic cooperation with China Everbright Bank on July 2. Both parties will tap on their respective business advantages to create financial application scenarios for healthcare services, and work together to build up a new ecosystem of “Healthcare + Finance”. The Private Doctor service, which was launched within the...
By Dean Koh 03:28 amJuly 2, 2019
The National Research Foundation (NRF) Singapore, a department under the Prime Minister’s Office, announced that it will set up a national Health Technologies Consortium (HealthTEC) to facilitate companies to translate research outcomes into products and services that can improve the health and wellness of individuals. The NRF sets the national direction for research, innovation and enterprise (...
By Dean Koh 05:04 amJune 28, 2019
Buzzwords like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning are commonly heard at conferences and industry events and they often conjure up images of robots or killing machines from the Terminator. However, panelists from the Innofest Unbound conference in Singapore all felt that technologies such as AI should not replace humans as it is commonly imagined – rather, they should augment the...

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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...