Southeast Asian startup harnesses generative AI to simplify complex health data
A Malaysia and Singapore-based startup is building a platform that leverages generative AI to simplify complex health data into understandable content.
According to a press release, SayHeart has developed an algorithm that can seamlessly translate medical jargon, health reports, and complex images into “visual, easily digestible content.”
It is currently in the minimum viable product development stage, which includes Advanced text-to-visual translation, differential diagnosis, and predictive capabilities for various health conditions. and it will be released early next month, August. Later, the startup plans to test and refine its product using data from local community health reports.
Fujifilm reorganizes medical systems units
Fujifilm Corporation is undergoing 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 aims 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. The maintenance service functions of the 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 in the second half of 2024.
South Korea accelerates commercialization of AI gastric cancer diagnostic solution
An AI-enabled diagnostic support solution for gastric cancer diagnosis has been designated the latest innovative medical device in South Korea.
The South Korean 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 detect 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 Hospital in Vietnam.
HD expanding access to surgery in Thailand with Johnson & Johnson MedTech
HD, an online surgery marketplace in Southeast Asia, has signed a collaboration agreement with Johnson & Johnson MedTech (Thailand) to increase access to high-tech and innovative surgical procedures.
Their collaboration is also intended to increase the surgical skills of healthcare providers and surgeons operating on HDmall and HDcare, the latest HD platform that seeks to increase the capacity utilization of hospital and clinic operating rooms.