Dean Koh

(Photo from left to right): Professor Fanny Cheung, Pro-Vice-Chancellor / Vice-President of CUHK, Gordon Watson, Chief Executive Officer of AXA Asia and Barnaby Perks, Chief Executive Officer of Oxford VR at the signing of Asia’s first partnership for mental wellbeing using immersive VR. Credit: AXA Hong Kong

By Dean Koh 12:44 amApril 30, 2019
AXA Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and Oxford VR (OVR) announced a first-of-a-kind partnership to pilot a groundbreaking automated immersive therapy using virtual reality (VR) for mental health in Asia including the Greater Bay Area. What’s it about The pilot focuses on a jointly supported clinically-validated trial in Hong Kong using a modern VR technology platform for...

Screengrab of QTC Care's website.

By Dean Koh 03:15 amApril 29, 2019
Established in the US in 2013, Shanghai-headquartered QTC Care, a healthcare platform that uses AI to streamline treatment recovery and disease prevention, announced that it has raised $7M in series A funding. The investment was led by a Chinese internet giant, Tencent, followed by several other top investors in China. Just last week, Tencent-backed Trusted Doctor said that it had raised $250M in...

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By Dean Koh 12:08 amApril 26, 2019
China's Tencent Trusted Doctor, a venture backed by tech giant Tencent Holdings, announced that it had raised $250M in a fundraising round. The investment was led by Country Garden Holdings, Tencent Holdings and Sequoia Capital, Tencent Trusted Doctor said in a statement. The fundraising marked the first investment since the entity was formed through a merger of Tencent Doctorwork and Trusted...

mfine's founders Ashutosh Lawania (left) and Prasad Kompalli (right). Credit: mfine

By Dean Koh 03:10 amApril 25, 2019
mfine, a health-tech AI startup from India has raised $17.2M in Series B funding. The investment was led by SBI Investment, a Japan-based venture capital firm and a subsidiary of the SBI Group. Singapore-based SBI Ven Capital which is SBI Group’s Southeast-Asian investment arm and tech-focused global venture capital firm BEENEXT also participated in the round alongside existing investors,...

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By Dean Koh 03:16 amApril 18, 2019
Aidoc, an Israel-based provider of AI solutions for radiologists, announced that it has raised $27M, bringing its total funding to $40M. The Series B round, led by Square Peg Capital, will be used to grow Aidoc's technology and go-to-market team to support the high market demand for its products. The funding comes as Aidoc announced that it has analysed its millionth patients CT scan in real-time...

Above photo: Dr. Ali Parsa, Founder & CEO of Babylon Health. Credit: Babylon Health

By Dean Koh 02:16 amApril 16, 2019
With the ambitious mission to put an accessible and affordable health service in the hands of every person on earth, Babylon Health, an AI-powered smartphone app, was founded in January 2013 and launched to the public in April 2014. The company’s app, available on iOS and Android devices, allows users to book a video consultation with a doctor or a therapist, send photo or text messages to get...

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By Dean Koh 10:38 pmApril 11, 2019
China’s one-stop healthcare ecosystem platform, Ping An Good Doctor, recently stationed a "One-minute Clinic" at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. This new offline service scenario provides teachers and students with an alternative option to the medical clinics on campus. What’s it about As the first unmanned clinics currently in commercial operation in China, One-minute Clinics utilise Ping An Good...

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By Dean Koh 02:33 amApril 9, 2019
Medigo (not to be mistaken for German Berlin-based medical travel startup of the same name), an Indonesia Jakarta-based health-tech startup that was founded in May 2018, recently announced that it has raised seed funding from Venturra Discovery, the new seed investment arm of Venturra Capital.  Venturra Capital has investments in tech startups in the Southeast Asian region across different...

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By Dean Koh 12:17 amApril 5, 2019
China Maternal and Child Health Care Association and Wuhan University Landing AI Cytology Diagnostic Centre recently launched a cervical cancer screening AI cloud diagnostic platform. The platform can be accessed worldwide as of April 1, 2019 and women, especially those from countries along Belt and Road Initiative, will be able to benefit from a high-quality, low-cost cervical cancer screening...

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By Dean Koh 01:42 amApril 4, 2019
AIA, the largest public listed pan-Asian life insurance group, and Singtel, the largest mobile network operator in Singapore, yesterday announced a partnership to promote consumer wellness. What’s it about Both companies will team up to digitally engage their combined base of more than 5 million customers and reward them to get active and stay healthy. In addition, Singtel and AIA also plan to co...