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Indian e-pharmacy Myra gets funds to expand in new markets

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26-Apr-17 Despite India's online pharmacy market regulatory hurdles and startups like Zigy shutting down, some investors are backing select ventures as they look to disrupt the pharma retailing industry. Bengaluru-based Myra has roped in Matrix Partners and Times Internet as investors, putting in around USD7-8 mn. Myra is planning to enter Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderbad and Pune. [image: Myra]

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IPN begins rollout to 180 practices in Australia

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21-Apr-17 Australia's IPN Medical Centres announced it will roll out Precedence Health Care's MediTracker app to its 180 practices, allowing two million patients to have access to a summary of their data held on their regular GP's medical record. CEO Gerard Foley said the app was the first to strike the right balance between privacy and providing the right information. [image: MediTracker]

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Taiwan eyes opportunities in precision medicine industry

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20-Apr-17 Taiwan is closely following the lead of the US in the field of precision medicine. In Sep-16 the US government invited Taiwan to join its Cancer Moonshot Plan. Medical experts anticipate precision medicine will become a disruptive technology, clinics in the future will no longer require medical staff, and medical diagnosis might be conducted online based on the patient's profile. [image: BioTaiwan]

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China’s challenges in healthcare innovation

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20-Apr-17 As China develops, it struggles to deal with wrenching healthcare challenges. It produces few breakthrough innovations in medicine and healthcare technology. New investments and policy reforms, however, could transform China into one of the top R&D hubs. The Chinese government recently enacted new programs to stimulate entrepreneurship, bolster domestic research institutions, and promote innovative approaches to upgrading the healthcare system. [image: Techonomy / Shutterstock]

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