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ZIG Ventures, a Singapore-based medtech investment and commercialisation company, has completed a $15million Series B fundraising from South Korean biotech investors for its portfolio company, Curiox Biosystems.
Media organisation Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) has partnered with real estate asset manager Bridge C Capital to set up a fund focused on investing in aged care and healthcare assets in Japan.
Jakarta-based healthcare app provider Alodokter has raised a $33 million in Series C funding in a round led by Sequis Life, with participation from Philips, Heritas Capital, Hera Capital, Dayli Partners and others.
Global investment firm KKR, and GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, have agreed to invest in Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings.
Chinese technology giant Tencent Holdings is planning to invest $500 million investment in Hillhouse Capital Group’s retail pharmacy business.
Columbia Asia is talking to strategic and financial investors, including Manipal Health Enterprises, Bain Capital and Temasek Holdings, with the aim of selling its hospital operations in India.
Verita Healthcare Group, an integrated provider of preventative, personalised healthcare, has invested in three digital healthcare businesses, spanning Asia and Europe.
Singapore-based HC Surgical Specialists has announced a profit of $1.21 million for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2019-20.



Features

Against the backdrop of a robust healthcare market with positive macro factors, speakers and delegates delved into the opportunities and challenges, and analysed the changing face of the region’s healthcare market
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.


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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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