Southeast Asian startup uses generative AI to simplify complex health data
A Malaysia and Singapore-based startup is coming up with a platform that uses 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 “easily digestible visual content.”
It is currently in the minimum stage of viable product development – showing Advanced text-to-visual translation, differential diagnosis and predictive capability for various health conditions – and will launch early next month, August. Later, the startup plans to test and refine its product using local community health report data.
Fujifilm reorganizes Medical Systems units
Fujifilm Corporation is undertaking a reorganization of the Medical Systems Group companies in Japan to strengthen its business structure.
Business strategy and R&D at Fujifilm Healthcare Corporation 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 device sales company in Japan. Fujifilm Healthcare Systems Co. subsidiary maintenance service functions. 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 diagnosis solution
An AI-enabled diagnostic support solution for diagnosing stomach cancer has been designated 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 pinpoint areas that indicate stomach cancer. Waycen recently won contracts to supply its product to local hospitals, including Gangwon State Gangneung Medical Center, Ilsan National Health Insurance Hospital and Veterans Health Service Medical Center, as well as St. Paul in Vietnam.
HD expands access to surgery 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 increase access to high-tech and innovative surgical procedures.
Their collaboration also aims to enhance the surgical capabilities of healthcare providers and surgeons operating on HDmall and HDcare, HD’s latest platform aimed at increasing the utilization of hospital and clinic operating room capacities.