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Korean start-ups awakened to medical AI

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11-Mar-16 In Korea, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an underdeveloped and poorly invested sector. But in hospitals, AI is used for various purposes such as analyzing medical videos to pinpoint diseases and suggesting optimized treatment plans. In Korea, various venture startups are developing healthcare technologies based on AI, including Buno, Lunit and Neofect. [image: Business Korea]

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Kidney failures doubled in 15 years in India

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11-Mar-16 The number of Indians suffering from kidney failures has doubled in the last one and a half decades. Diabetes is believed to be the most common cause and with its growth, the number of kidney patients is likely to rise. [image: Zee News]

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LatAm ageing populations: Burden for some, gold mine for others

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09-Mar-16 Latin America is experiencing significant ageing of its population. The confluence of continued technological progress and dropping fertility rates has led to growing concerns about the sustainability of publicly financed healthcare. Private providers have the opportunity to capitalize on this trend, pioneering the patient-centric movement focused on improving the quality of life for the higher age classes. [image: Red Raiders]

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China requires generics to obtain brand-name drug quality

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08-Mar-16 According to a circular issued by China's State Council, generic drugs already available on the market should be assessed on whether they are consistent with brand-name drugs, and if they could be used clinically. Crucially, generics that pass the assessment will be included under national insurance coverage. [image: People's Daily Online]

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Nuvasive to acquire Brazilian distributor

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08-Mar-16 NuVasive Inc, a spine surgery medical device company, has entered into an agreement to acquire Mega Surgical, its exclusive distributor in Brazil. "This acquisition... will allow for direct contact with surgeons and key opinion leaders throughout the country where direct relationships are a preferred method of doing business," said Jason Hannon, EVP International. [image: NuVasive]

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