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China will encourage more qualified physicians to run their own clinics, either working full time or part time, according to a guideline jointly issued by the country’s five authorities.
The Chinese government spent more than ¥1.5 trillion (about £222 billion) on its healthcare sector last year, an ¥84 billion increase on 2017, the state council has reported.
Morgan Stanley India Infrastructure is investing 145 crore rupees ($21.1 million) in HealthMaP Diagnostics, the diagnostics imaging unit of Manipal Health Enterprise.
Shenzhen-based BGI Genomics and digital health start-up, Pryzm Health based in Southport, Queensland have signed a memorandum of understanding for collaboration to advance precision public health in Australia.
Melbourne-based BTC health has announced that its subsidiary, BTC Speciality Health has partnered with Admedus to acquire part of its hospital infusion business for A$6.3 million.
Chinese e-commerce company JD.com is raising over $1 billion for its healthcare subsidiary JD Health from investors including CPEChina Fund, CICC Capital and Baring Private Equity Asia.
Singapore-based Nuffield Dental Holdings has signed a S$2.25 million ($1.69 million) redeemable convertible loan agreement (RCL) with Zenmedic Capital.
CapBuild Clinical Skills, a healthcare analytics start-up, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from early stage venture capital and health sector accelerator, HealthStart India.



Features

L.E.K. Consulting’s Fabio La Mola tells HealthInvestor Asia about a healthcare market going through major changes – creating significant opportunities for investors in the region.
Sumit Sharma and Matt Zafra, head and principal of health & life sciences, Asia Pacific at Oliver Wyman, look at what we can expect in 2019.
Edwin Tong, senior minister for health, explains how the Ministry of Health in Singapore is supporting the growth in the number of seniors with Alzheimer's.
Penny Wan, regional vice-president and general manager, Japan and APAC, Amgen, writes about the public health challenge of cardiovascular diseases.
French-based international ophthalmic optics company Essilor has signed Letters of Intent with the Royal Government of Bhutan and the Central Monastic Body to strengthen the country’s vision care infrastructure.
April Chang, country manager at Cigna Singapore, argues that wellness programmes at work can lead to reduced absenteeism, higher productivity and increased morale among employees.
Steven Fang understands how to set up a healthcare company. Not only is he chief executive and founder of ASX-listed oncology company Invitrocue, he was also the founder of Singapore-based Cordlife Group, a healthcare company which provides cord blood and cord lining banking services.
Imagine a world in which you can consult with your doctor via video. She asks for a blood sample, which can be collected and analysed from a device in your home. After that is diagnosed, the prescription is automatically sent to the pharmacy and Uber then picks it up. The time from diagnosis to drugs at your home is only 60 minutes.


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Fabio La Mola L.E.K. Consulting's Fabio La Mola tells HealthInvestor Asia about a healthcare market going through major changes - creating significant opportunities for investors in the region.

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