Dean Koh

Photo credit: Ark

December 5, 2018
Ark, a Singapore-based medtech enterprise focused on early cancer detection, has raised a record US$40 million in Series A funding. Ark’s vision is “a world without late-stage cancer” and its mission is to eliminate late-stage cancer related death by 2048 through the introduction of accurate, affordable, and actionable cancer detection technologies. This record-breaking Series A round was led by...

Screengrab of the BookHA app.

December 4, 2018
Yesterday, Hong Kong’s Hospital Authority (HA) announced that their mobile application, BookHA, which provides new case booking services for Specialist Outpatient Clinics (SOPC), would be extended to cover the Clinical Oncology and Anaesthesiology (Pain Clinic) specialties for the convenience of patients starting from 3 December 2018. “From now on, patients can make SOPC new case bookings in...

Credit: jianke.com

November 29, 2018
Jianke.com, China's online healthcare platform, yesterday announced during the Jianke Doctor Rebrand & 2018 Jianke Partners' Conference in Shanghai that they will be entering into a strategic partnership with US-based global pharmaceutical leader Pfizer. Both companies will leverage their leadership in their respective fields and successful practices to implement a patient-focused strategy in...

Credit: Foundation Medicine

November 29, 2018
Roche announced last week the launch of FoundationOne CDx, Foundation Medicine’s comprehensive companion diagnostic test for personalised cancer care in Singapore. According to the official media release, FoundationOne CDx supports clinicians in their decision-making by providing a clear, in-depth report that describes the unique genomic profile of a patient’s tumour as well as associated,...

Screengrab of the ClinMAPS PRO app.

November 21, 2018
The first known digital scar assessment app will soon be available for clinicians and therapists working with burns patients. Senior Occupational Therapist with the Adult Burn Service at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) in Australia, Ms Tanja Klotz, said the ClinMAPS PRO app will be used for patients and in research to accurately assess the severity of burn scars at any point in time. “The app...

​Photo: Courtesy of L'Oréal USA

November 19, 2018
Last week, L'Oréal announced that its La Roche-Posay My Skin Track UV—the first battery-free wearable electronic to measure UV exposure is available for sale through apple.com and select U.S. Apple Store locations. La Roche-Posay My Skin Track UV measures both UVA and UVB rays, and provides instant status updates while storing up to three months of data. The battery-free sensor is activated by...
A screenshot of the Ping An Good Doctor app.
November 15, 2018
China's leading one-stop healthcare ecosystem platform, Ping An Good Doctor announced today the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bangkok Dusit Medical Service (BDMS), the largest healthcare network in Thailand. The two medical service giants will integrate and exchange their experienced medical resources online and offline, and provide one-stop healthcare services for millions of Chinese...
November 14, 2018
Ava, a medical technology company focused on innovations in women's reproductive health, yesterday announced their expansion into Asia with the launch of an office in Hong Kong. The company has also unveiled an improved and updated version of its popular Ava fertility tracker, along with a host of new premium services available to US users, including a one-year pregnancy guarantee and access to...
November 12, 2018
Created in response to the challenge of wound management in the community care sector in Singapore, the CARES4WOUNDS wound management application was developed and pilot-tested with 25 patients at Ren Ci Hospital and Tetsuyu Healthcare since November 2017, with good initial results. The hospital is the first in the Intermediate and Long Care (ILTC) services sector to deploy such a 3D wound...

Dr Hu Xiao-ling, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, PolyU with the “mobile exo-neuro-musculo-skeleton”. Credit: PolyU

October 31, 2018
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) yesterday announced the development of a robotic arm to facilitate self-help and upper-limb mobile rehabilitation for stroke patients. The robotic arm, called “mobile exo-neuro-musculo-skeleton”, is the first-of-its-kind integration of exo-skeleton, soft robot and exo-nerve stimulation technologies. Developed by Dr Hu Xiao-ling and her research team in...