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HealthTech Updates   |   2017/10/12

Asia HealthTech Investment Landscape Q3 YTD 2017 Update

More money invested in Q3 compared to Q2 but less than Q1! The HealthTech scene in Asia is still relatively nascent but, nevertheless, witnessed significant growth in HealthTech investments with $1.2B invested across 127 deals for the first half of 2017 ($2.3B invested in 2016 alone). The third quarter of 2017 may be demonstrating the early signs of a maturing ecosystem with fewer deals and bigger bets. 

Snippets   |   2017/09/26

Global Health’s Digital Future

To the untrained eye, all healthcare systems are created equal. We can’t help but imagine that everyone has access to a decent quality primary care doctor. The reality is, nothing could be farther from the truth. Resource poor settings are “resource poor”. And when it comes to health care systems, resources do matter, especially the human and financial kind. 

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HealthTech Updates   |   2017/08/16

Global HealthTech mid-year funding reaches unprecedented heights!

After an remarkable Q1 for HealthTech, which we reported as an “Impressive First Quarter of 2017”, global funding in the second quarter has pushed to an even higher gear. Our global HealthTech funding summary H1 2017, based on funding analysis from GGA complimented by the reports from Rock Health, Mercom Capital, Startup Health, estimates that total global venture funding in HealthTech companies in H1 2017 exceeded $4.7B

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Snippets   |   2017/08/09

When Will We Finally Change The Pharma Rep Model in Asia?

One area I challenge my peers quite often with is why in this ‘age of information’, unprecedented levels of scientific understanding, increasing use of formularies, and the growing call for evidence-based medicine, we still see pharmaceutical sales driven primarily by representatives who appeal more on messaging and relationships than hard clinical evidence.

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HealthTech Updates   |   2017/07/11

The Asia HealthTech Investment Landscape H1 2017 Report

The Asia HealthTech Investment Landscape H1 2017 Report is based on a comprehensive funding analysis based on Galen Growth Asia unique HealthTech startup database, and estimates that venture funding of HealthTech companies in 2016 and H1 2017 almost reached the $4B mark, across over 240 deals. This clearly demonstrates that the Asia HealthTech sector is scaling fast!

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GGA News   |   2017/06/27

The HealthTech Hub: Asia’s first home for HealthTech innovators!

Galen Growth Asia is very proud to announce the creation of a regional first, located in Singapore: The HealthTech Hub.

We are at an exciting inflection point in HealthTech in Asia! Galen Growth Asia estimates that there are 3000+ HealthTech ventures in Asia Pacific with a significant number based in Singapore, the innovation hub for the region.

Snippets   |   2017/06/08

HealthTech in Taiwan: Policies and Past Successes in Electronics Pave the Way for Large and Small Entrants

The landscape of Taiwan’s HealthTech can mainly be categorized into two subsectors, hardware-IoT and data management and analytics. In the last five years, the types of HealthTech startups launched are very much a result of government policy for the future and Taiwan’s electronics and hardware supply chain..

Snippets   |   2017/06/01

Is 3D Printing Disrupting Healthcare?

Each week, we read or hear of new medical uses for 3D printing (also known as additive manufacturing). 

Snippets   |   2017/05/03

Impressive First Quarter of 2017 for Asia HealthTech Funding

Our HealthTech funding summary for Q1 2017, based on funding analysis from Startup Health, Mercom Capital, Rock Health and Galen Growth Asia, estimates that total venture funding of HealthTech companies in Q1 2017 exceeded $1.6B.

Snippets   |   2017/04/25

Can Precision Medicine Latest Solutions Make a Difference in Asia Healthcare?

Precision medicine is a new model of healthcare that entails the customization of healthcare services, in which all aspects of clinical decision-making such as diagnoses, procedures, and treatments will be tailored to the individual.

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Snippets   |   2017/03/16

Reality Check on HealthTech in Asia

Last week, the Financial Times article Investors begin to sour on Chinese health apps by Tom Hancock and Don Weinland gave readers a brief overview and hypothesizes on the reasons behind China’s HealthTech investment hype fading and investors beginning to lose confidence in cashing in on the next big thing.