Southeast Asian start-up leverages generative AI to simplify complex health data
A Malaysia and Singapore-based startup offers a platform that leverages generative AI to simplify complex health data into understandable content.
Based on a press release, SayHeart developed an algorithm that can seamlessly translate medical jargon, health reports, and complex imagery into “easily digestible visual content.”
It is currently in the minimum viable product development stage – with advanced text-to-visual translation, differential diagnosis and predictive ability for various health conditions – and will launch early next month, in August. Later, the startup plans to test and refine its product using data from local community health reports.
Fujifilm revamps Medical Systems units
Fujifilm Corporation is undertaking a reorganization of its Medical Systems group companies in Japan to strengthen its business structure.
Fujifilm Healthcare Corporation’s business strategy and R&D will be consolidated into the umbrella company Fujifilm Corporation, which intends to rapidly introduce new medical products and services.
Meanwhile, Fujifilm Healthcare’s domestic sales functions will be integrated into Fujifilm Medical, Fujifilm’s local medical equipment sales company in Japan. The 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 reorganization is expected to be completed by the second half of 2024.
South Korea accelerates commercialization of AI gastric cancer diagnostic solution
An AI-based diagnostic assistance solution for gastric cancer diagnosis has been named as the latest innovative medical device in South Korea.
South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety announced the designation 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 spot areas indicative of stomach 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, as well as St. Paul’s Hospital in Vietnam.
HD expands access to surgery in Thailand with Johnson & Johnson MedTech
HD, an online surgery marketplace in Southeast Asia, has entered into a collaboration agreement with Johnson & Johnson MedTech (Thailand) to increase access to innovative, high-tech surgical procedures.
Their collaboration also aims to increase the surgical skills of healthcare providers and surgeons operating on HDmall and HDcare, HD’s latest platform that aims to increase the capacity utilization of hospital and clinic operating rooms.