In 2019, the possibility that a large chunk of the population outside of the medical industry would understand what an mRNA vaccine is, would have seemed a little far-fetched. And yet, now in the second half of 2021, many ordinary people have become acquainted with some of the more complex issues around vaccine technology—such is the effect that the pandemic has had on our relationship with healthcare.

The events of the last 18 months have accelerated and shaped a number of trends in healthcare technology and services, to a point that even if the long awaited “return to normal” comes, many of these changes will remain around for the long-term. The aging populations of advanced economies across Japan, China, Europe and even here at home in Singapore, combined with an ever-increasing focus on individual wellness, will create a strong demand for new and innovative approaches to healthcare.

Just take a look at the growth