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Healthcare players urged to expand in China as local growth slows

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04-Jan-16 The Chinese government has been easing the strict regulatory process for foreign investment in the healthcare sector, and has set a goal for private hospital services to increase their contribution to the sector. As quality of care and long waiting times are significant issues for public healthcare providers, private players have an opportunity to grow thanks to their strong international branding. [image: Singapore Business Review]

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Samsung mass-production of first bio-processor for wearables

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29-Dec-15 Samsung Electronics is addressing growing demand for quantified health with an all-in-one chip for health wearables, called a Bio-Processor. Now in mass production, it is specially designed to accelerate development of innovative wearables for consumers who are increasingly monitoring their health. While heart rate alone may have been compelling in the past, measuring a variety of fitness data is now a must. [image: Business Korea]

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Singapore meeting needs of an ageing society

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03-Jan-16 Singapore will ramp healthcare capabilities to meet the rise in demand from an ageing population. The number of people aged 65+ will more than double from 430,000 to 900,000 by 2030. Several new eldercare centres will be opened, including three in Yishun. The opening of two hospitals in 2015, with 800 beds, should ease the severe bed crunch of recent years. [image: ST File]

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What to expect from health tech in India in 2016

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30-Dec-15 The healthcare market in India was worth close USD100 bn in 2015 and is expected to touch USD280 bn by 2020, with a CAGR of 23%. India's healthtech space has grown steadily in 2015 both in terms of funding and deal numbers. Preventive medicine is likely to see more activity in 2016 and rural India is set to emerge as a demand source. [image: Your Story]

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