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By Dean Koh 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...

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By Dean Koh 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,...
By Dean Koh 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...
By Dave Muoio September 21, 2017
Singapore-based startup MyDoc has collected $5.2 million in Series A funding. The investment was primarily received from Aliso Viejo, California-based digital and IT services provider UST Global, with additional funds coming from venture capital firm Wavemaker Partners and others. The money will continue financing development of [email protected], the startup’s digital healthcare platform designed for...
By Jonah Comstock November 18, 2014
Singapore-based RingMD launched its first app this week, an Android app designed to connect patients anywhere in the world to doctors anywhere in the world -- although for now the doctors are mostly based in Singapore. "Basically, when it comes down to healthcare and really just the world in general these days you have to think global from day one," CEO Justin Fulcher told Babyforyou.net.ua. "And we...
By Jonah Comstock April 21, 2014
The Smart Bra concept from First Warning's 2012 YouTube video. First Warning Systems, the Reno, Nevada-based company that's working on wearable sensors for early detection of breast cancer, has raised $560,000, according to CEO Rob Royea. Steven Welch, a private investor and former COO of BP (not to be confused with DreamIt Health founder Steve Welch) led the round with a $300,000 contribution...
By Jonah Comstock September 25, 2013
PatientSafe Solutions raised $7 million from EDBI, the investment arm of Singapore's Economic Development Board. This completes a $27 million round for the company and brings its total funding to around $70 million. Babyforyou.net.ua covered the first part of this round back in January. It was led by Merck GHI with additional contributions from Camden Partners, TPG Capital and Psilos Group. The...
By Jonah Comstock July 8, 2013
EPI Mobile Health Solutions, a Singapore-based company, has received FDA clearance for a smartphone-enabled ECG device -- one which the regulatory agency refused to import last fall. The company claims on its website to be "the world’s first, patented Electrocardiogram ('ECG') function integrated onto a mobile phone," likely referring to its EPI Life mobile phone offering. EPI Mobile Health has...
By Brian Dolan July 6, 2010
Gerson Lehrman Group: The wireless "trend is quietly and swiftly permeating the medical sector." More From paper records to mobile records: Vancouver, Canada-based Community Home Support Services Association (CHSSA) supports elderly people who live with physical and/or developmental disabilities in their homes. It recently switched from paper records to mobile phone powered documentation. Here's...
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