Behind the Success of Singapore’s Healthcare and Biomedica...

Date: 13 Nov 2020

Singapore has always been regarded as a hotspot for startup growth and innovation. The city-state is ranked #17 on Startup Genome’s 2020 list of top startup ecosystems in the world, and it has a significant support system for new companies in the tech sphere, ranging from startup accelerators and networks to government assistance. This story is brought to you by TechinAsia for SWITCH 2020. 

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230 Start-ups Using Artificial Intelligence in Drug Discover...

Date: 20 Apr 2020

This is a comprehensive list of startups using machine learning to research and develop drugs. The focus is on companies that (1) are new; (2) use AI as a key differentiator; (3) develop products or drugs; and (4) have demonstrated traction, such as via at least seed funding. This compilation of Start-ups Using AI in Drug Discovery is brought to you by BenchSci.

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HistoIndex Expands AI-based Digital Pathology Platform to Su...

Date: 31 Oct 2019

HistoIndex announces the expansion of its AI-based digital pathology platform towards large-scale NASH preclinical programs for pharmaceutical and biotech companies to achieve quantifiable and reproducible data on therapeutic responses in NASH animal models, and to aid CROs as well as research agencies in validating new models mimicking the NASH disease.

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Towards better diagnosis and treatment of liver disease

Date: 19 Aug 2019

HistoIndex Pte Ltd (Singapore) has joined the LITMUS partnership, all working towards the common goals of developing, validating and qualifying better biomarkers for testing NAFLD. 

Liver Investigation: Testing Marker Utility in Steatohepatitis (LITMUS) is funded by the European Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 Joint undertaking, brings together clinical scientists from international research-intensive universities and some of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies with the goal of ensuring that patients are accurately diagnosed and that therapies currently being developed are tested in the most appropriate patients.

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HistoIndex and ILBS Launch Centre of Excellence in India to...

Date: 07 Aug 2019

In a cross border collaboration, HistoIndex and the Institute of Liver & Biliary Sciences (ILBS) in New Delhi, India has jointly launched a Centre of Excellence (CoE) to aid diagnostics and clinical trials focusing on NASH. The CoE is HistoIndex's first Genesis Imaging Service (GIS) partner in India and joins the company's global network of medical, academic and referral laboratory partners who are involved in comprehensive clinical and scientific studies on NASH and other chronic liver conditions.

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HistoIndex involved in development of test with SGH that ach...

Date: 25 Apr 2019

A Singapore General Hospital (SGH) team, in collaboration with HistoIndex, has developed an automated test for quantifying fatty liver disease. The test is able to pick out the characteristics specific to fatty liver, offering a more precise and consistent assessment than the current standard, the team’s Quantification of hepatic steatosis in chronic liver disease using novel automated method of second harmonic generation and two-photon excited fluorescence study has found.

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Speech by Dr Koh Pooh Koon, Senior Minister of State for Tra...

Date: 29 Aug 2018

"Our companies are also tapping on growing international opportunities in MedTech. For example, HistoIndex, which develops cutting-edge digital pathology solutions, has established 17 imaging service partners in Singapore, Australia, China, Malaysia, Taiwan, the UK and the US. Its ultra-high resolution imaging technology enables the objective and accurate staging of chronic liver diseases, and has been used by more than 100 different organisations and 250 research groups today. Histoindex is now focusing on developing a solution to more accurately assess non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a silent chronic liver disease that is expected to become the biggest cause of liver failures by 2020." - Dr Koh Pooh Koon, Senior Minister of State for Trade & Industry

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Southeast Asia's largest medical device maker ready to fund...

Date: 21 Jun 2018

[Story on local MedTech Start-ups and getting to success, in The EDGE Singapore Magazine]

“The success of a medtech start-up is defined by the global impact of its products. For us, our solutions are being used by pharmaceuticals [in US clinical trials],” says Gideon Ho, CEO of HistoIndex.

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How Singapore is shaping the future of healthcare

Date: 29 Mar 2018

[Story by Singapore Tourism Board and Singapore Economic Development Board] Singapore’s location has long played to its advantage. Ideally positioned as a hub for trade across the Asia-Pacific region, the country is a vibrant cultural crossroads that has resulted in companies creating innovative solutions that are shaping the wider world.

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Forging New Paths In Cancer Diagnostics

Date: 26 Jan 2018

[By Asian Scientist Magazine]

HistoIndex is partnering with the University of Malaya and Pathomics Health to roll out an integrative diagnostics platform for the holistic analysis of patient tumor biopsies.

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Histoindex's Stain-Free Digital Pathology System Receives HS...

Date: 11 Jan 2018

[Multiple Coverage]

Laennec® has achieved its first regulated in vitro diagnostics (IVD) product status with the issuance of a Health Sciences Authority (HSA) Class A licence. This is a world's first achievement for a stain-free digital pathology innovation to be approved for use in a clinical diagnosis setting.

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The Beginning of Better Care

Date: 19 Dec 2017

[By SINGAPORE Magazine]

Singaporean invention has potential to raise quality of healthcare for liver patients globally. 

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HistoIndex Takes a Spot as One of "10 Hottest BioTech StartU...

Date: 09 Oct 2017

[By Asian Scientist Magazine]

Check out these ten biomedical startups leading healthcare innovation from the little red dot.

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HistoIndex Receives Frost & Sullivan 2017 Asia-Pacific Best...

Date: 04 Oct 2017

HistoIndex has been presented with the 2017 Asia-Pacific Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) Diagnostics New Product Innovation Award by Frost & Sullivan. This was covered in various news media platforms.

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Exposing A Silent Killer: Liver Disease

Date: 01 Sep 2017

[By The Asian Scientist]

 A feature story on more on the world's first stain-free and multiphoton digital pathology system by Histoindex Pte Ltd and its commitment in combating nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH.

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#SgGoesGlobal - HistoIndex

Date: 18 Aug 2017

[By IE Singapore]

In #SgGoesGlobal, HistoIndex CEO, Dr Gideon Ho, shares why it was key for him to go global first, and how IE Singapore was instrumental in this journey. 

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Building ties in pharma industry 'just like courtship'

Date: 09 Aug 2017

[By The Straits Times]

The Straits Times sat down with our CEO, Dr Gideon Ho, to find out how Histoindex Pte Ltd's Genesis®200 system is breaking new grounds in developing drugs for liver conditions, particularly non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).

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Beautiful Science

Date: 09 Dec 2016

A winning scientific image, using Histoindex's Genesis®200 & combined with immunofluorescent staining, is published in the Straits Times today, in Beautiful Science.

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Evolution of the IP Office

Date: 01 Dec 2016

[By Brite Innovation Review] 

This article highlights the trend of a growing number of enterprises in Singapore using Intellectual Property (IP) strategically to drive business growth. One example of such an enterprise is none other than HistoIndex.

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Building a Cluster

Date: 16 Sep 2016

[By BQ Live] 

One company that has already been attracted to the innovation floor of the Queen Elizabeth Teaching & Learning Centre (QELTC) is Singapore-based HistoIndex. The QELTC is a £27m facility that is home to vast medical facilities and provides training for clinicians at each and every stage of their careers.

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SPEECH 29 Aug 2016

Speech by Mr S Iswaran, Minister of Trade and Industry, at t...

Date: 29 Aug 2016

Minister S Iswaran, Minister of Trade and Industry, made reference to HistoIndex in the area of medical technology, in his speech at the Germany-Singapore Business Forum 2016 held on 29th August 2016.

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Leading The Disruption Of Tissue Imaging

Date: 22 Jul 2016

[By Asian Scientist Magazine]

"We wanted to create a new standard for how things could be done more objectively and accurately. That’s fundamental to our mission at HistoIndex. At the end of the day, you want a better way to diagnose patients so that they can be treated more optimally, and in doing so, they can live longer and have a better quality of life." 

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Minister Iswaran Visits HistoIndex

Date: 05 Apr 2016

HistoIndex was more than pleased to receive Minister S IswaranMinister of Trade and Industry, who stopped by to find out more about our stain-free digital pathology system, and how it is set to make waves in the area of clinical diagnosis and drug development.

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Money Mind Meets HistoIndex

Date: 09 Mar 2016

[By Money Mind; Channel NewsAsia]

Money Mind interviewed one of Singapore's enterprising minds, Dr. Gideon Ho, Co-Founder and CEO of Histoindex Pte. Ltd. He shared about bringing out HistoIndex's laser-based imaging medical technology to the medical market, for pathologists to diagnose liver fibrosis faster and more accurately.

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Making the Leap from Lab to Market

Date: 01 Mar 2016

[By SPRING News]

"Existing industries, like healthcare, offer plenty of business opportunities for SMEs and aspiring entrepreneurs to gain and maintain a competitive edge with a strong market position."

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Press Release by SPRING Singapore: Number of Enterprises and...

Date: 26 Feb 2016

HistoIndex was listed in Annex A: Fact sheet on companies showcased in SPRING’s Year-in-Review, in the following press release, Number of Enterprises and Start-Ups Supported by Spring Singapore Doubled in 2015.

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Zicom Group invests in Singapore growth phase medtech Histoi...

Date: 11 Jun 2015

Story by Proactive Investors

Zicom Group and Singapore Government agency SPRING Singapore will jointly make their first investment of S$2 million (A$1.9 million) into growth phase medtech start-up Histoindex Pte Ltd.

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Win-win for corporate investors, start-ups

Date: 26 Jan 2015

[By The Straits Times Online]

Zicom MedTacc talks to The Straits Times about their passion for medtech investments in at least five other medtech start-ups, including five-year-old HistoIndex, providing access to its trans-disciplinary engineering team, manufacturing capabilities, and supply chain network.

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Biopsy results while you wait

Date: 18 Dec 2014

[By European Hospital]

"After a biopsy a patient waits in a hospital bed, but now, instead of waiting a couple days until doctors know how to treat this patient, we can deliver results while the patient is still in the hospital."

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Diagnostics development hub to complement biomed research la...

Date: 26 Nov 2014

[Press Release by Diagnostics Development Hub]

The Diagnostics Development Hub (DxD) will leverage strategic public-public and public-private partnerships to accelerate market readiness of locally developed diagnostic products. These include collaborations with the healthcare and academic medical community including Singapore MedTech innovator, HistoIndex.

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Medica 2014: HistoIndex brings stain­-free, 3­D digital pa...

Date: 22 Nov 2014

[By Medical Device Daily]

"Who can remember how we worked without smartphones? Digital pathology is going to bring the same revolution to clinical diagnosis with smart instruments and we are at the center of what is going to happen."

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Discovery generates buzz in scientific community

Date: 14 Sep 2014

[By The Sunday Times]

"However, returns on investment can never be the sole motivation for starting a technology company." - Dr Gideon Ho, CEO, HistoIndex. 

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HistoIndex finds success with laser-based liver disease and...

Date: 14 Apr 2014

[By The Edge]

Dr Gideon Ho, CEO of HistoIndex, has always thought of his work as something out of the science-fiction series Star Trek. This is because his medical diagnostics company offers a laser-based scanner

that takes the guesswork out of detecting liver diseases.

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HistoIndex in iSME Newsletter

Date: 01 Apr 2014

[By iSME Newsletter]

HistoIndex appeared in a small feature in this newsletter, published by A*STAR.

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Bringing a Game Changer to the Market

Date: 16 Dec 2013

[By the Singapore MedTech Portal]

Dr Gideon Ho, CEO of HistoIndex, shares his thoughts about the company’s progress.

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Successful Alumnus

Date: 14 Dec 2013

[By Engineering Insight]

Gideon shares his experience of studying at the University of Strathclyde's Bioengineering Unit and founding his own company.

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Researcher Seconded to HistoIndex Wins T-Up Excellence Award...

Date: 14 May 2013

Together with two other researchers from other institutions, Dr Li Hao has emerged a winner at the T-Up Excellence Award 2013. 

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Seconded A*STAR Scientist helps start-up firm to Get-Up and...

Date: 08 May 2013

[By The Straits Times]

Dr Gideon Ho shares his experience on benefitting from the government's Get-Up programme, and moving towards his goal with a scientist secondment from A*STAR.

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A*STAR Experts Help SMEs Grow Revenue

Date: 08 May 2013


When medical technology start-up HistoIndex needed expert assistance in rolling out its flagship digital pathology system, it turned to A*STAR for help rather than shoulder the burden of trying to recruit the right talent.

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An Entrepreneurial Vision - HistoIndex's IBM Global Entrepre...

Date: 28 Sep 2012

[By LianHe Zaobao]

An article in Singapore's daily Chinese language newspaper, highlighting HistoIndex's IBM Global Entrepreneur Award 2012 achievement.

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HistoIndex Wins IBM SmartCamp KickStart ASEAN 2012

Date: 26 Sep 2012

[By Enterprise IT News]

IBM has named HistoIndex Pte Ltd the winner of SmartCamp KickStart ASEAN, a competition for startup companies. The competition is designed to identify outstanding early stage entrepreneurs who are developing business ventures that align with IBM Smarter Planet vision. 

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Fibrosis Diagnosis Takes a New Turn

Date: 26 Mar 2012

[By BioSpectrum Asia]

BioSpectrum Asia speaks to Dr Gideon Ho, CEO of Histoindex, which aims to bring a revolutionary platform into the global tissue diagnostics market for the detection and quantification of fibrosis. 

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HistoIndex Wins BioSpectrum Asia Pacific Bioscience Industry...

Date: 14 Mar 2012

[Features by BioSpectrum Asia]

HistoIndex sets new standards in fibrosis diagnosis and is recognised as an industry-leading emerging company in 2012!

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Making a Difference

Date: 29 Nov 2011

[By The Business Times]

HistoIndex is making waves in the medtech industry, and shares more with The Business Times on how it is on a global mission to save the lives of patients with liver disease.

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Treat Angel Investing 'Like a Hobby'

Date: 23 Aug 2011

[By The Straits Times]

"Angel investors bring benefits beyond their invested money. Start-ups can focus on their business while absorbing guidance and direction from the angel investor." - Dr Noel Moore, CEO of HistoIndex.

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Shortage of PhD talent in Singapore's R&D industry: A*STAR

Date: 04 Aug 2011

[By Channel NewsAsia]

"Research shouldn't just be embedded within a lab itself. And one of the things which I firmly believe in is that, if you're going to impact the world with your research work, then you have to bring it to the world, you have to let the world be exposed to it," said Dr Gideon Ho, co-founder of HistoIndex.

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SPEECH 04 Aug 2011

Speech by Mr Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Education, at The...

Date: 04 Aug 2011

"Moreover, I am heartened to note that A*STAR has been developing, and continues to develop, RIE talent to support and develop Singapore industry. Dr Gideon Ho, recipient of the A*STAR International Fellowship in 2003, is a case in point." 

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2nd Runner-Up of Start-Up@Singapore 2009

Date: 30 May 2009

HistoIndex was announced as the 2nd Runner-up at the Start-Up@Singapore 2009 Awards Ceremony, for its revolutionary biophotonic and computer-assisted diagnosis technology for chronic liver diseases.

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