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Singapore's CXA Group gets $25M, adds Facebook cofounder to board

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07-Feb-17 Singapore-based health technology startup CXA Group, which offers an employee benefits and wellness marketplace platform, has raised USD25 mn in Series B funding in a round led by B Capital Group and EDBI. The SaaS platform uses health screening, lifestyle risks, and data from claims and wearable sensors to predict future premium costs. [image: CXA Group]

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Korean government to shell out KRW316 bn for bio tech

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03-Feb-17 The Korean government will invest KRW315.7 bn (USD276 mn) to secure original technologies for bio sectors such as new drugs, medical devices, future medical care, genomics and brain science in 2017. This includes KRW263 bn for bio-medical technology development projects. This year's budget is 31% more than last year’s. [image: Business Korea]

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PDMD ties-up with Columbia Asia for telemedicine services in Cameroon

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31-Jan-17 Columbia Asia has been providing tele-radiology services since 2010, for remote areas in India, Indonesia, France, Saudi, Bahrain, Kenya and Uganda. The group has tied up with PDMD-Cameroon for provision of tele-radiology, tele-consult and tele-education. In March 2017, PDMD will start a polyclinic with diagnostic facilities in Douala, equipped with MRI, CT, mammography, X-ray, USG and laboratory facilities. [image: Columbia Asia]

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Fujitsu develops, trials mobile-app control technology for home healthcare

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30-Jan-17 Fujitsu Laboratories has developed and successfully tested mobile app technology that automatically switches healthcare apps and information displayed on a device in response to the situation. The system, by sharing medical information among professionals in multiple roles, improves the quality of medical care and increases efficiency. [image: Fujitsu]

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A place for Elsevier in India’s digital healthcare transformation

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14-Dec-16 India’s healthcare providers are planning to increase technology investments over the coming years in the hopes of boosting quality of patient care. The UK's Elsevier plans to help by giving patients the ability to self-diagnose and seek expert consultation using telemedicine, providing clinical reference at point-of-care and integrated decision support to care teams, and offering online medical training for nurses. [image: Elsevier / iStock]

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