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Many American healthtech companies would have more success in emerging markets

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06-Apr-17 Global healthcare spending is roughly USD7 tn, according to the US Department of Commerce and many companies would have more success pursuing product approval in emerging markets as the technologies may be more helpful for those patient populations and the regulatory burdens more manageable, suggested Matthew Hein, representative for the US DoC at the MedTech Intelligence Global Regulatory conference. [image: MedTech Intelligence]

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Korean medical institutions continue their global expansion

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06-Apr-17 Korea's medical institutions expanded their businesses into 20 countries during 2016, according to a report by the Ministry of Health & Welfare. During 2016, Korean medical institutions continued their spread of the medicalss "Korean wave”, entering countries including China, the USA, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, and the UAE as well as many others, three more countries than in 2015. [image: Business Korea]

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Korean company SK Holdings C&C begins providing AI medical treatment

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06-Apr-17 Korean company SK Holdings C&C has opened an AI cancer medical centre providing medical treatment through IBM's Watson for Oncology with Kunyang University Hospital. The AI service provided by Watson for oncology allows patients to receive cancer treatments at international standards proven around the world, without leaving their home. [image: Business Korea]

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Indian Health tech company Practo opens platform to wider healthcare ecosystem

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05-Apr-17 "Online doctor discovery and healthcare tech firm Practo will soon open its platform to insurers, pharmaceutical and medical device companies. The company's CEO Shashank ND said "we are looking to be a platform that connects any two stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem, be it patients, providers, insurers, medical devices or others". [image: Practo]

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Australian start-up HealthEngine secures USD27 mn in funding

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04-Apr-17 Australian online medical appointment booking website HealthEngine secured USD27 mn in investment to fund its local and global expansion ambitions. The Perth-based start-up was founded in 2006 and is already used by more than 1 mn people in Australia every month who can book appointments with more than 15,000 doctors and other healthcare professionals. [image: HealthEngine]

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