Malaysia

By  Adam Ang 05:06 am June 10, 2021
  Naluri, a Malaysian digital health service provider, has closed a Series A funding round where it raised $5 million from cornerstone investor Integra Partners of Singapore and previous investors Duopharma Biotech Berhad, Pathology Asia (via Biomark) and M Venture Partners. New investors also joined the financing event, including Hong Kong-based Sumitomo Corporation Equity Asia, Palm Drive...
Screenshots of the My AIA app.
By  Thiru Gunasegaran 02:58 am April 29, 2021
Malaysian telemedicine service provider DOC2US has partnered with insurer AIA Malaysia to provide virtual health services and wellness programmes for the latter's individual and corporate customers. WHAT IT'S ABOUT DOC2US services are now available via the My AIA app. Users can consult doctors and receive e-prescriptions that will be filled by partner pharmacies. Home delivery of medications is...
A doctor reading chest x-ray scans.
By  Thiru Gunasegaran 03:34 am April 21, 2021
SenseTime, an artificial intelligence company, has earned a CE mark to market its latest AI-powered diagnostic software that detects abnormalities in chest x-ray readings. WHY IT MATTERS Radiologists face heavy workloads in manually reviewing and analysing large quantities of CXR images daily. Misdiagnosis is also a concern due to the complexity of body parts being screened in CXRs. According to...
By  Roy Chiang 03:42 am March 1, 2021
In collaboration with Affinidi, a global investment firm headquartered in Singapore, Malaysia’s Immunitee Health Passport will become the country’s first health passport allowing tourists to be accepted into Singapore upon being verified and cleared via the Affinidi’s Unifier digital credential platform. Immunitee functions as a blockchain based health passport, built on a highly secure end to...
By  Dean Koh 11:37 pm October 5, 2020
Founded in 2015, Malaysia-based corporate healthcare benefits and wellness management platform HealthMetrics last week announced it has raised a total of $5 million (approximately RM 20 million) as part of its Series A funding. The round was led by ACA Investments, an investment firm from Japan and headquartered in Singapore. With this new injection of funds, HealthMetrics will be expanding its...
By  Dean Koh 04:08 am March 4, 2020
DoctorOnCall, a Malaysia-based digital health platform by Health Digital Technologies Sdn. Bhd, has partnered with Merchantrade Asia Sdn Bhd (Merchantrade), which will allow Merchantrade Money application’s users to access online consultations with accredited doctors and e-pharmacy, purchase medication safely and have them delivered conveniently. Merchantrade Money users just have to click on the...
By  Dean Koh 03:00 am February 25, 2020
Celcom, the oldest mobile telecommunication provider in Malaysia, a member of the Axiata group of companies, has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with DoctorOnCall, a digital healthcare platform by Health Digital Technologies Sdn. Bhd.  WHAT’S IT ABOUT The partnership will look to explore innovations in the digital health space such as embedding DoctorOnCall plan(s) into Celcom...
By  Dean Koh 12:17 am April 2, 2019
Last week, ECRI Institute, a nonprofit that focuses on healthcare quality, announced that it will be launching its first medical device evaluation laboratory outside the US. The independent lab, located in Selangor, Malaysia, will evaluate medical devices used across all care settings in Europe and Asia. ECRI Institute established its Asia-Pacific office more than twenty years ago to support...