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Keeping one's heartbeat on a finger in Korea

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10-Sep-17 Korean tech startup Sky Labs has set out to increase early detection of arrhythmia, or an irregular heartbeat, with a smart ring that continuously tracks a person’s pulse with high precision and stability. [image: Park Hyun-koo / The Korea Herald]

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UnitedHealth proposes buying Chile's Banmedica

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09-Sep-17 Chilean healthcare company Banmedica SA, which operates health insurance, clinics and other services in the sector, has signed a non-binding agreement to sell all of its shares to US-based UnitedHealth Group Inc. [image: Empresas Banmedica]

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Apollo Hospitals of India, Macquarie ink academic collaboration

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08-Sep-17 Australia’s Macquarie University announced a strategic collaboration with Apollo Hospitals of India to facilitate long-term academic exchanges that will see students from Macquarie’s Doctor of Medicine program attend five months of clinical learning at Apollo Hospitals in Hyderabad. [image: ET Healthworld]

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China’s FDA releases revised medical device classifications

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08-Sep-17 The Chinese FDA has announced changes to medical device classifications, introducing a new new three-level structure with more detailed examples, and reducing the risk level of 40 different categories. The changes are set to go into effect in Aug-18. [image: Mass Device]

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Sequoia China Leads USD240 mn round in WuXi NextCODE

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08-Sep-17 WuXi NextCODE, a genomic big data platform, raised USD240 mn in a financing round led by Sequoia Capital China, making it among the largest venture financing deals for a start-up in the healthcare sector in China. [image: China Money Network]

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