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Temasek to invest up to $10 billion in India, with focus on healthcare

Singapore state investor Temasek plans to invest up to $10 billion in India over three years, focusing on healthcare and financial services, Reuters reported on Monday. Foreign investors are increasingly interested in Indian hospital chains and healthcare groups, which are expanding into smaller cities to meet rising demand as public hospitals remain overburdened and inefficient. 

HBI 2024: The European lab sector has a workforce crisis — experts advance AI as a solution

The European clinical lab market has been moving towards consolidation for some time, a trend that is expected to continue. During the final panel session of the HBI 2024 conference, "Laboratory Diagnostics – Growth Beyond Consolidation," the panellists agreed that the laboratory sector is already highly consolidated, and collectively debated as to whether there is still room for further consolidation within Europe.

UK overhauls stock market listing rules

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has set out new rules for companies listing on the stock market in the UK. The new rules aim to attract more IPOs to the UK and boost growth by simplifying the listing process and bringing it more in line with other countries.

Rising NHS waiting lists drive UK patients to private cancer care

Cancer care in the United Kingdom is struggling, according to a recent paper in The Lancet Oncology, a medical journal covering clinical cancer specialties. Nine experts and academics in oncology warn that the NHS is approaching a tipping point, with survival rates lagging behind those of many other developed nations.

HBI News Roundup, 12 July 2024

In this HBI News Roundup, we look at prospective bids for French drug giant Sanofi’s consumer health division, retail giant Walmart’s options for loss recoupment after the sale of its 51 health clinics earlier this year, and Affidea’s prospective growth in Northern Ireland, among other stories.

How AI is improving diagnostic imaging

Diagnostic imaging faces similar capacity and workforce issues as other areas of healthcare. But hundreds of start-ups are developing AI tools to ameliorate the situation. According to Antoine Jomier, CEO & Co Founder of Incepto Medica, a platform for imaging AI applications, there is at least a 30-40% time-saving for radiologists and as much as a seven percentage point EBITDA margin increase for providers at stake. Patients, payors and health systems at large also stand to benefit.

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