Southeast Asian startup uses generative AI to simplify complex healthcare data
A startup based in Malaysia and Singapore is developing a platform that uses generative AI to turn complex health data into understandable content.
Based on a press release, SayHeart has developed an algorithm that can seamlessly translate medical jargon, health reports, and complex imaging into “visual, easily digestible content.”
It is currently in the development phase of Minimum Viable Product – Featured Advanced text-to-image translation, differential diagnosis and predictive ability for various health conditions – and launches early next month, in August. Later, the startup plans to test and refine its product using local health report data.
Fujifilm reorganizes the Medical Systems divisions
Fujifilm Corporation is restructuring its Medical Systems Group companies in Japan to strengthen its business structure.
The business strategy and research and development of Fujifilm Healthcare Corporation are bundled in the parent company Fujifilm Corporation, which intends to rapidly introduce new products and services in the medical field.
Meanwhile, Fujifilm Healthcare’s domestic sales functions will be integrated into Fujifilm Medical, Fujifilm’s local medical equipment sales company in Japan. Maintenance service functions of subsidiary Fujifilm Healthcare Systems Co. will also be transferred to Fujifilm Medical Service Solution Co., a subsidiary of Fujifilm Medical.
The restructuring is expected to be completed in the second half of 2024.
South Korea accelerates the commercialization of an AI solution for diagnosing gastric cancer
An AI-powered diagnostic support solution for gastric cancer diagnosis was recognized as the latest innovative medical device in South Korea.
The South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety announced the classification of Waycen’s WAYMED Endo ST CS as an innovative medical device, accelerating its commercialization in the medical field.
The technology uses AI to analyze gastroscopic images and identify areas indicative of gastric cancer. Waycen recently won contracts to supply its product to local hospitals including Gangwon State Gangneung Medical Center, National Health Insurance Service Ilsan Hospital and Veterans Health Service Medical Center, and St. Paul’s Hospital in Vietnam.
HD expands access to surgical procedures in Thailand with Johnson & Johnson MedTech
HD, an online surgical marketplace in Southeast Asia, has entered into a collaboration agreement with Johnson & Johnson MedTech (Thailand) to improve access to highly technological and innovative surgical procedures.
Their collaboration also aims to improve the surgical skills of healthcare providers and surgeons working on HDmall and HDcare, HD’s latest platform aimed at increasing the utilization of hospitals and clinics’ operating room capacities.