Dean Koh

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...

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By Dean Koh 10:54 pmMay 26, 2019
Last week, AIA, the largest public listed pan-Asian life insurance group, announced a landmark partnership with Medix, a global health management solutions provider that will benefit AIA customers in the Asia Pacific region. Under the expanded regional partnership, building on already successful collaborations between AIA and Medix in Hong Kong and Singapore, AIA and Medix will work together to...

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By Dean Koh 05:21 amMay 15, 2019
Ping An Good Doctor, China’s one-stop healthcare ecosystem platform, announced that it will be forming a strategic cooperation with Wyeth Nutrition, a nutrition and health company that is part of the Nestlé Group. What’s it about Both parties will utilise their strengths in their respective fields for an all-round cooperation in areas including the new healthcare services, new technology...
By Dean Koh 04:35 amMay 14, 2019
Theranica, an Israel-based biomedical technology company focused on developing advanced electroceuticals for migraine and other prevalent diseases, announced that Omron Ventures has joined its $35M series B funding round, which was announced earlier this March. The investment sum by Omron Ventures has not been disclosed.  Omron Ventures, the venture capital arm of Japan-based Omron Corporation...
By Dean Koh 01:53 amMay 14, 2019
Although health tech and digital health startups have much to offer in terms of transforming healthcare, they often face the challenges of overcoming regulatory hurdles, which are especially stringent in healthcare for the safety of patients. In addition, clinicians can often be torn between being in medical practice and being involved in health tech innovation/research, particularly for those in...

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By Dean Koh 06:11 amMay 9, 2019
Sydney, Australia-based tech accelerator BlueChilli and Enterprise Singapore, an economic agency under the Singapore Ministry and Trade and Industry, announced that they will partner to launch a Singapore-based health tech accelerator to spur innovation and build startups that address health challenges and opportunities in Southeast Asia. BlueChilli has also joined Enterprise Singapore’s Startup...

Screengrab of the PainChek app.

By Dean Koh 01:55 amMay 3, 2019
The federal government of Australia recently announced that it will invest A$5M to facilitate the implementation of PainChek’s pain recognition app in Australian residential aged care centres (RAC’s). The PainChek app was originally conceived at Western Australia’s Curtin University and further developed by listed Australian digital health company PainChek Ltd. It provides caregivers and health...