Trendlines Featured in The Edge Singapore

Should you buy Trendlines or QT Vascular for exposure to healthcare technology?

By Kang Wan Chern, TheEdge Singapore (13 February 2017)

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TheEdge Singapore article

Trendlines was featured in TheEdge Singapore article about investing in health care technology in Singapore.

A few companies are responding to the growing healthcare demand with better medical technologies. Some tout advancements in precise detection and diagnoses of disease that make it easier for specialists to treat chronic conditions. Others are working on genome sequencing and molecular diagnostics to give healthcare providers a better understanding of the precise nature of diseases and pathways to develop personalised treatments.

For investors, buying into such medical breakthroughs can be rewarding. But it is also fraught with risk.

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So, what can investors do? In Singapore they have at least two options. One is Israel-based The Trendlines Group, which incubates and invents in medical technologies and the start-ups developing them.

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So what kinds of companies does Trendlines invest in? Steve Rhodes, co-chairman and co-CEO of the company says: “We look for innovative technologies that will improve the quality of patient care. We have done a lot of work with start-up technologies in orthopaedics and cardiology, but in general we are looking for companies with strong intellectual property and sustainable yet affordable solutions to big market needs. In the US, healthcare expenses are out of control while in the developing economies, costs are rising because the options are limited. There is an urgency among governments to reduce costs.”

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