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BioXcel Pharmaceuticals CEO On Drug Pipeline, How AI Is Changing Sector
AI, Healthtech
A biotech that's using artificial intelligence to identify neuroscience and immuno-oncology medicines received FDA approval for an investigational new drug application this week, and Benzinga connected with its CEO for more insight on the company's innovation efforts. New Haven, Connecticut-based BioXcel Pharmaceuticals announced Monday that its IND was accepted by the FDA to initiate a clinical trial for the triple immuno-oncology
HealthtechO2O Fireside Chat with Tytus Michalski: Reality Check on Investment Potential
Here’s a fireside chat with Tytus Michalski, managing partner at Fresco Capital, and Andrew Work, managing director at NexChange Group, on what drives the healthtech industry today.  The two talk about talent, market, and capital, how Asia is performing on these three criteria, and why the number of investment rounds for healthtech startups has dropped over the past years. They
Well Being Digital’s Kow Ping at Healthtech O2O: Breakthrough!
Kow Ping, co-founder of Well Being Digital, took the stage at Healthtech O2O: Breakthrough! last week and after praising Hong Kong as the medical IoT capital of the world, he sent a message that was a little different. “Some of you are probably here because you want to think about how we can make healthcare not only affordable but available
Zunosaki HK’s Alvin Cheung at Healthtech O2O: Breakthrough!
Among the innovators at Healthtech O2O: Breakthrough! was robotics whiz Alvin Cheung. Cheung is co-founder and COO of Zunosaki, a Hong Kong-based robotics and social venture which aims to build affordable robotics for rehab patients. The company, in simple words, makes cool robotic gloves which help stroke patients regain their independence. The portable gloves, named the HandyRehab gloves, helps patients
Well Being Digital, the HealthTech Company That Makes Earphones Deliver More Than Just Music
After seeing a lot of people “running around with an MP3 player and an earphone,” former Perception Digital Vice President, Kow Ping, thought of what else it can do besides delivering music. The Answer? Sense physiological signals like heart rates and temperatures and coach the user. From that question rose Hong Kong-based hearable innovator WellBeing Digital. The company patented its
Healthtech Accelerator BlueChilli Is Now Accepting Applications
Aussie startup accelerator BluChilli is looking for 15 startups for its six-month healthtech program, writes the Singapore Business Review: Venture studio and innovation group BlueChilli opened applications today for its Singapore-based healthtech accelerator, a six-month venture building programme designed for aspiring and early stage founders in Southeast Asia. Developed with Enterprise Singapore, the accelerator programme hopes to tap into the
Global Blockchain Has A Big Future According To A Deloitte Survey
Deloitte’s new global blockchain survey results released earlier this week show that more than half of enterprise respondents cited blockchain as a top-five strategic priority, and a further 56% stated that blockchain will disrupt their industry. jaydeep_ / Pixabay Please find below commentary from experts in the blockchain space — including representatives from NEM Ventures, Concordium,, UTRUST, Neutral, Hedera,
Medical Drone Delivery Startup Zipline Raises $190 Million In Funding
Healthcare drone delivery startup Zipline has raised $190 million in a new round of funding, taking its valuation to over $1 billion. The new funding will be used to further expand its reach across Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Americas. Zipline operates autonomous drones across remote areas that are hard to reach by road, airlifting medicines during emergencies.
Ping An’s OneConnect Gears up for Hong Kong IPO
Despite a challenging market for unicorns, Ping An’s fintech unit, OneConnect, has tapped several banks for a potential $1 billion IPO. According to Reuters, OneConnect has hired Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, and Morgan Stanley to work on its public offering in Hong Kong. The company is looking to list as early as September and may file with the Hong Kong
Tencent Begins Trials on Its AI-Powered Parkinsons Diagnosis Program
AI, Healthtech
Prompted by the Chinese government, internet giant Tencent is starting to make waves in the healthtech scene. According to The Financial Times, the Shenzhen-based conglomerate has begun trials on an artificial intelligence program designed to diagnose Parkinson’s disease. The trial takes place at Dementech Neurosciences, a private mental health clinic in London, and the program was built in partnership with