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Trendlines, National Healthcare Group to develop solutions for unmet clinical needs


CATALIST-LISTED medical technology (medtech) incubator The Trendlines Group has inked its first partnership with a local healthcare group to build a pipeline of medtech startups and solutions for the global market.

Trendlines on Thursday announced a MOU (memorandum of understanding) with National Healthcare Group (NHG) to co-develop healthcare solutions for unmet clinical ...more

A good dose of digital is what healthcare needs

THE health of Singaporeans was one of the topics in the Prime Minister's 2017 National Day Rally speech. Lee Hsien Loong touched on the growing epidemic of diabetes in the nation and how it will affect the quality of lives for citizens. The disease is "invisible", showing few symptoms in its early stages. However, down the road, it can cause numerous problems such as heart attacks, strokes, kidney ...more

Trek2000 CEO eyes medtech sector

DO your business, get it right. If your business is right, it speaks for itself - this is Henn Tan's basic principle when it comes to running an enterprise.

The chairman and CEO of Trek2000 International Limited told The Business Timesduring an interview recently that passion in serving the needs of society, and not money, is what drives him.

Shareholders have come to tell me: 'Why ...more

Help for S. Korean medtech firms to expand

South Korean healthcare and medtech companies are getting a leg up to expand into Singapore and South-east Asia.

Investment and consulting group Golden Equator and Korean regulatory and clinical research provider C&R Healthcare Global (C&R) will sign a memorandum of understanding today to set up the Korea-Singapore Healthcare Incubator.

The incubator, which will be based at Spectrum ...more

Medtech firm opens urology HQ in Jurong

Erectile dysfunction sufferers could soon get a lift with a medical device maker opening a new urology headquarters here yesterday.

The facility in Jurong East will be a hub for Dornier MedTech to carry out clinical research and formulate regulatory and commercialisation strategies as it looks to break into various markets in the Asia-Pacific region.

It is set to add at least 30 ...more

Heading towards a biosensor revolution in healthcare industry

ROUNTABLE Participants:

- Dr Loke Wai Chiong, healthcare sector leader, Deloitte South-east Asia; - Linus Tham, group chief information officer, Parkway Pantai; - Dr Tan Teck Jack, chairman & medical director, North-east Medical Group; - William Chew, managing director, myHealth Sentinel (mHS); - Adjunct associate professor Gamaliel Tan, chief medical informatics officer and head, Department ...more

Playing instrumental role in the world's life science sector


WHEN a sizeable number of complex scientific instruments in the world are made in Singapore, that speaks volumes about the Republic - that an island city-state can punch above its weight when it comes to cornering the global life science tools market.

Increasingly, more such instruments - such as mass spectrometers and microarrays - are designed and manufactured in Singapore ...more

Putting S'pore on map of medical advances

It has been exactly a decade since my colleagues and I wrote about the need for more clinician scientists - or doctors who do research - in our healthcare ecosystem and the challenges faced by our young doctors who aspire to do so.

The national goal was to have 160 clinician scientists by 2015. We achieved two-thirds of our goal at the end of 2016.

Since the turn of this century, ...more

Start-up seeks simpler way to monitor dialysis patients

Q How did NephTech get started?

Ms Toh: When we first met, we were colleagues at A*Star (Agency for Science, Technology and Research) working for a start-up in the nephrology or kidney space.

We were working on an implant, which would take really long to go to market. While working on the implant project, we realised (there were) other more dire problems which we could address and ...more

Agilent to invest S$85m over 5 years in Singapore


AGILENT Technologies will invest S$85 million over five years in Singapore to double its production capacity by expanding its advanced manufacturing and applied research and development (R&D) capabilities here on the back of robust growth.

The new investment in infrastructure and skilled manpower will create more than 100 new jobs in R&D, advanced manufacturing, service ...more

Singapore firms see silver lining in eldercare industry


AS Singapore strives towards its Smart Nation vision, it cannot escape the fact that it is also an ageing society.

But rather than view the silver tsunami as a disaster to be averted, industry players say it is a wave that local businesses should catch.

By one estimate, the ageing market sector in the Asia-Pacific is projected to reach US$3.3 trillion by 2020, making ...more

Trendlines to deepen presence in Singapore

THE Trendlines Group - the Israel-based, Catalist-listed startup incubator that invents, incubates and invests in medical and agricultural technologies (medtech, agtech) - is looking to significantly deepen its presence in Singapore this year.

For starters, the group will incubate up to four Singapore-based companies via Trendlines Medical Singapore (TMS), its first incubator outside of Israel. ...more

Zuellig pledges to invest over S$50m in S'pore centre


ZUELLIG Pharma plans to work with Singapore's National Healthcare Group to develop predictive models for early health screening, and carry out treatment cost versus quality analysis, using data analytics. It announced this on Wednesday, following an investment commitment of more than S$50 million over the next five years in its new Singapore-based innovation centre.

The ...more

Healthcare sector needs to evolve

UNSURPRISINGLY, healthcare has been identified by the Committee on the Future Economy (CFE) to be a key growth cluster in areas of scalable technology, wearables and solutions in predictive analytics and disease prevention, and has been earmarked for an Industry Transformation Map (ITM).

For healthcare in Singapore, similar to other developed and emerging economies, the pressure to ensure ...more

Trendlines Group must show it can build great companies

THE Trendlines Group, an Israel-based medtech incubator listed on the Singapore Exchange (SGX), has received a shot in the arm of up to S$2.2 million from Spring Singapore.

The grant that its subsidiary Trendlines Medical Singapore will receive from the enterprise development agency of the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry is for the unit to invest in and nurture medical technology ...more