Medical imaging startup hopes to reinvent the X-ray with hardware inspired by Star Trek‘s biobed. The company today announced that it has raised $20 million in a deal led by SK Telecom, which will partner with Nanox to deploy 2,500 of the startup’s systems in South Korea and Vietnam next year, subject to regulatory approvals. The bulk of these will be manufactured by Nanox’s newly established Korean subsidiary focused on mass production.

According to the , roughly two-thirds of the world’s population lacks access to medical imaging. As a result, many are forced to wait weeks or months for access to systems and diagnostic results, which impacts the health of patients with diseases where early detection is the key to positive outcomes. Nanox — which

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