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Two older Samsung Galaxy phones side by side.

(Credit: Samsung)

By  Thiru Gunasegaran 05:52 am April 15, 2021
Samsung has developed a medical device that uses older models of its Galaxy smartphone line to screen for eye diseases in underserved areas. The global electronics firm teamed up with International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness and Yonsei University Health System in South Korea to create the EYELIKE fundus camera under its Galaxy Upcycling programme, which started in 2017. WHAT IT DOES...
Medical table with circular scanner
By  Laura Lovett 03:17 pm June 4, 2020
This morning, Nanox, a startup working on a “digital X-ray system,” landed an additional $20 million in new funding, bringing the company’s total funding to $80 million. The new infusion of cash came from South Korean company SK Telcom.  This comes just months after the Israeli company announced a $26 million raise led by Foxconn.  This new investment also comes with a partnership agreement...

Above image: UI Image of JLD-02K. Credit: JLK Inspection

By  Dean Koh 03:38 am February 28, 2020
South Korea’s AI-based medical analysis solutions company, JLK Inspection, announced the recent signing of an agreement with the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) in Lao PDR, a US based INGO to support the Lao PDR National TB Center (NTC) in strengthening and expanding access to tuberculosis screening via AI enabled CXR reading. CHAI is a global health organization committed to saving lives...
By  Brian Dolan 01:56 pm April 8, 2009
Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs told reporters during a trip to South Korea that his firm was looking at wireless and healthcare companies in the country for venture capital investment opportunities. Qualcomm's interest coincides with a government investment promotion program in South Korea. Qualcomm has a track record of investing in and supporting the development of wireless health companies,...