AI in Healthcare

FThere has been a rapid expansion in AI-based technologies in recent years, including its application in the healthcare space. In this event, we have featured innovators who are using AI-based technologies to improve clinical outcomes, as well as those well-versed in IP protection of such technologies. A huge audience joined us for an evening of short talks and what will be an enlightening discussion on how entrepreneurs, technologists, clinicians and IP experts can come together to drive improvements in healthcare.

The applications of blockchain technology in drug discovery and development

by Bijoylaxmi Ghosh  Blockchain is a distributed ledger or database on a peer-to-peer network of personal computers known as nodes, where records are stored in digital blocks. These blocks collectively form a ‘blockchain’ which is distributed on several storage devices. As the database is distributed without a central authority, no entity can make a transaction without the knowledge of the other participants. All participants need to agree before any changes in information can be introduced in the form of new blocks. Unlike traditional databases which can be edited after information is stored in the central authority, records incorporated in a blockchain cannot be altered, so there will be no data tampering. This makes blockchains immutable, permanent and secure (Figure 1). Figure 1. Unlike traditional databases in which information is stored by a central authority, information is stored in a decentralized peer-to-peer network in blockchain. All participants in a blockchain

IGNite: A Fireside Chat with Mr. Ng Choon-Peng, CEO & Co-founder of immunoSCAPE

Fireside chat with Mr. Ng Choon-Peng, CEO and Co-founder of immunoSCAPE, which provides immune profiling services to drug development companies and research groups focused on developing immunotherapy for cancer, infectious diseases, and autoimmune diseases. The fireside chat was moderated by Ms. Doralyn Chan (Manager, Funding, Entrepreneur First Asia). IGNite, short for Innovators Gathering Night, is a series of fireside chats with biotech and medtech innovators to find out what ignites their passion to innovate within their fields. It also provides a platform for current and future innovators to meet and network, and ignite conversations leading to collaborative opportunities. The fireside chat is informal and casual, and participation/questions from the audience are greatly encouraged.

Healthcare Connection Night

Healthcare Connection Night in Singapore, hosted by KPMG and co-organized by Biotech Connection Singapore (BCS) and Singapore Healthcare Drinks (HCD), was an astounding success. The KPMG Clubhouse was packed to the brim with 120+ attendees, ranging from professionals in the pharmaceutical, biotech and medtech industry, to care providers and payers, to entrepreneurs, consultants and investors in the healthcare sector.