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Roche Diagnostics opens new HQ in Singapore

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28-Jul-15 Roche Diagnostics has opened a new Asia-Pacific headquarters and regional centre of excellence in Singapore. Diagnostics has been identified as a high-growth segment of the global medical technology industry and a focus area for Singapore. [image: Roche Diagnostics]

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Big data to fight chronic disease in Singapore

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28-Jul-15 Chronic disease is an area where big data and predictive analytics can be of real benefit. To stem the tide of chronic diseases among the ageing population of Singapore, a new model of care focused on prevention and lifestyle management is required. Technology is the key enabler, particularly big-data analytics, in the transformation to such a value-based healthcare system. [image: Thinkstock]

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Robotic surgery benefitting paediatric patients in India

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27-Jul-15 Chennai-based Apollo Children’s Hospital Surgeries is using robotics for surgeries. The technology provides a 3D view that helps doctors to navigate in a targeted manner and complete a procedure without affecting neighbouring cells and tissues, which is crucial in paediatrics. This in turn provides patients with advantages including quicker discharge time, minimal scarring, smaller incisions and less blood loss. [image: International Centre for Robotic Surgery]

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Singapore's hospitals turn to robots for healthcare assistance

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23-Jul-15 With Singapore's ageing population there will be more seniors needing care, but not enough carers. This is why hospitals are turning to robots. A robot can help recovering patients exercise; another can keep dementia patients occupied. The idea is to "take the manual out of healthcare", said Ms Selina Seah, director of the Centre for Healthcare Assitive & Robotics Technology. [image: Straits Times]

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Australian mobile app uses sound to diagnose respiratory conditions

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22-Jul-15 A mobile application developed by the University of Queensland that uses sound alone to diagnose respiratory conditions such as pneumonia and asthma has recently been commercialised by spin-off company ResApp, which was listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in Jul-15. The new diagnostic tool will allow doctors to diagnose and monitor respiratory diseases via a smartphone application. [image: Medical Press]

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