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Challenges in mHealth clinical trials integration

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19-Jan-16 Currently, there is no global standard for mHealth in clinical trials, and the use of wearable devices raise regulatory challenges as sponsors question whether regulatory agencies in Asia and globally will accept mHealth data. Of particular concern are the expectations around safety monitoring. [image: BioSpectrum]

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Medical tourism startup MEDIGO exceeds USD 10 mn funding

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19-Jan-16 Medical tourism facilitator Medigo has secured an additional EUR3.35 mn in capital after closing an extension round with CL Ventures, and now reports total funding at USD10 mn. MEDIGO opened its Australian office in late 2015, and is starting one in Singapore. “We are committed to supporting MEDIGO as it enters the Chinese market,” said CL Ventures CEO, Hong Zhou. [image: MEDIGO]

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Philippines health program deteriorating, says Binay

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19-Jan-16 Philippines Vice President Jejomar Binay has criticized the government’s health program, saying its health policies had been an additional burden to the poor instead of helping them. Citing a report from IBON Foundation, a spokesman said PhilHealth members were still shelling out money for confinement, medicine and other medical needs, defeating the purpose of PhilHealth membership. [image: The Standard]

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Logistics industry sees emerging markets uptick but braces for volatility

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18-Jan-16 Supply chain executives in the Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index survey expect an uptick in emerging markets growth in 2016, despite concerns about China, fluctuations in oil prices, and the possibility of the US economy weakening. For the first time, supply chain professionals surveyed see India – rather than China – as the emerging market with the most growth potential. [image: Agility]

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