Australia

By Dean Koh 10:33 pm February 23, 2020
Brisbane, Australia-based public company ResApp, which creates smartphone apps for the diagnosis and management of respiratory diseases, announced last week that it has received firm commitments from institutional and sophisticated investors to raise $5 million. The funds raised will be used to accelerate European commercialization and for general working capital. The placement received strong...

Above photo: (From left) Prospection Founders Eric Chung, Peter Cronin and Ricky Chen. Credit: Prospection

By Dean Koh 12:09 am February 13, 2020
Australia-based healthcare analytics startup Prospection raised A$10 million in its first external funding round, led by Main Sequence Ventures’ CSIRO Innovation Fund and Horizons Ventures, the company announced earlier this week. The funds will be used to accelerate the company’s healthcare analytics platforms into new therapy areas, grow its artificial intelligence capabilities, and expand into...

Above image: A screenshot of the PainChek pain assessment app.

By Dean Koh 10:31 pm February 9, 2020
According to a paper titled Pain Management in the Elderly Population: A Review published in The Ochsner Journal in 2010, pain may be underreported because some elderly patients incorrectly believe that pain is a normal process of aging. In addition, caregivers and relatives are often the most reliable source of information. However, assessing pain levels is usually not straightforward – it can...

Above photo: ANDHealth delegates at the HLTH Conference. Credit: ANDHealth

By Dean Koh 10:28 pm October 29, 2019
ANDHealth, an Australian organisation dedicated to supporting digital health companies in their commercialisation journey, recently announced the two-year commercial growth outcomes of its first 10 ANDHealth+ cohort companies at the Global HLTH Conference in Las Vegas, USA. According to its official release, ANDHealth has onboarded 10 companies since 2017, raising A$24 million in new capital,...
By Dean Koh 03:22 am October 17, 2019
Australia-based PainChek, developer of the world’s first smart phone-based pain assessment and monitoring app, announced that it will be partnering with Ward Medication Management (Ward MM) to deliver the federally funded national roll-out of PainChek technology to the Australian Residential Aged Care market. Ward MM is an Australian provider of medication review and quality use of medicines...

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By Dean Koh 11:03 pm July 10, 2019
ANDHealth, an Australian organisation dedicated to supporting digital health companies in their commercialisation journey, has partnered with a consortium of leading medical research institutes and universities in Western Australia (WA), led by the Telethon Kids Institute, as part of the State’s first Digital Health Accelerator Program. Under the new partnership, ANDHealth will deliver its BRIGHT...
By Dean Koh 05:31 am July 9, 2019
Digital health engagement platform dacadoo and Sydney-based digital health company Sleepfit have partnered to integrate sleep goals designed by Sleepfit on dacadoo. Sleepfit fuses technology with evidence based medical expertise to improve the health and well-being of its users. Sleepfit screens, educates and triages people with sleep issues and disorders into personalised pathways to improve...
By Laura Lovett 10:16 am May 15, 2019
Digitizing medicine has become a priority all over the world. Driven by needs, budget and priorities, each country and region takes its own approach to integrating these tools.   “Our national agenda is very much digitizing everything. Even if you want to renew your driver’s license you cannot do that at a desk,” Dana Kassissieh, senior director for governance and patient experience at Cleveland...

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By Dean Koh 06:11 am May 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 am May 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...