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By Jonah Comstock July 14, 2017
In Q2 2017, we continued to see more pharma companies step up their efforts in digital health, from app launches to FDA clearances to wearable usage in clinical trials. Read on below for a summary of those moves. In a move that could have growing significance for pharma going forward, the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI), a public-private partnership of pharma companies, academics...
By Heather Mack April 20, 2017
Digital specialty prescribing platform ZappRx has raised $25 million in Series B funding in a round led by Qiming US Healthcare Fund. GV, formerly Google Ventures, and SR One also contributed funding. ZappRx’s cloud-based platform serves as a conduit for providers, pharmacies and patients to collaborate on the prescribing and management of specialty medications, which are used for complex...
By Jonah Comstock April 19, 2017
The first quarter of 2017 saw pharma’s visible participation in digital health steadily ramping up. From partnerships that augment digital diabetes care to infant sleep coaching collaborations, we've covered quite a range of pharma-focused news in Q1. Read on for our list of the digital undertakings of Roche, Takeda, UCB, Johnson & Johnson, and many more.  Boehringer Ingelheim partnered with...
By Jonah Comstock January 13, 2017
In 2016, we rounded up pharma news in the first, second, and third quarter of the year. Pharma news in the fourth quarter of 2016 mostly fit into two buckets: clinical trial data collection and chronic condition management. The latter focused especially on the diabetes and chronic respiratory disease spaces. Read on below for Q4 2016 news from a number of pharma companies from around the world....
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By Validic November 28, 2016
By: Jennifer Plumer, Director of Market Development, Validic So you’ve decided to include digital health devices in your trial. While that’s a great step to take as an organization, and an important step towards innovating the R&D process, it’s just the beginning.   You now have to select a device that will best suit the needs of both the trial and the patient and think through nuances with...
By MobiHealthNews October 7, 2016
We've come to the end of the third quarter, so we at MobiHealthNews have looked into our archives and rounded up the major stories of the quarter for the hospital, pharma, and insurance sectors. Read on for provider, pharma, and payer news. Provider The third quarter of 2016 has provided a steady stream of provider news. From partnerships that blend traditional healthcare systems with digital...
By Jonah Comstock June 23, 2016
Larry Brooks, director of business innovation at Boehringer Ingelheim, took the stage in a fireside chat with Medullan EVP and Managing Director Jonathan Chen at MobiHealthNews 2016 in San Francisco last week. Brooks has been leading Boehringer's digital health group for the past five years, and he shed some light on how the pharma company's approach to the space has changed during that time. "...
By Jonah Comstock June 16, 2016
Global pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has launched a new patient-facing mobile app that includes a virtual savings card, a prescription tracker, and educational materials. The app, available in the US on the iOS App Store and Google Play store, is called AZhelps. “AstraZeneca is committed to providing affordable medicines and programs that help patients get the support they need," Lori...
By Jonah Comstock January 21, 2016
According to a report in Bloomberg, GlaxoSmithKline is in talks with Qualcomm to create a new joint venture to develop medical technology. Financial Times added in its report that the JV could be worth up to $1 billion. Very little information about the prospective partnership is available, but it makes sense for both companies: Qualcomm has already teamed up with both Roche and Novartis on major...
By Jonah Comstock December 16, 2015
One of the biggest ways the changing digital health landscape will affect the pharma industry is that pharma companies increasingly stand to lose control over their own stories, according to a new report from McKinsey & Company, who spoke to 20 thought leaders in various pharma-adjacent sectors. "As the lines among payors, providers, and pharma companies blur, carefully controlled trial data...