Pharma

By Laura Lovett 02:53 pm July 26, 2019
Digital health is still somewhat of an enigma to many in the traditional world of pharma, but that is rapidly changing. As the use cases for digital tools continues to evolve, the life science world is starting to make a concerted effort to engage the new technologies.  This growing digital health ecosystem is now a major conversation point at MassBio, an organization dedicated to advancing the...
By Dave Muoio 02:32 pm July 26, 2019
In many respects, the pharma industry’s operations are still in the early stages of technological  revolution, and there’s no better example of this than its gradual adoption of digital health and digital therapeutics. On one hand, more and more groups are regularly striking new partnerships that supplement existing drug treatments with digital tools, while Novartis continues its work with Pear...
By Dave Muoio 01:38 pm July 23, 2019
Roughly a year after its launch, Walgreens Boots Alliance announced that its Find Care platform — a mobile and web tool guiding consumers toward curated health services — has added eight new partners including Propeller Health, Dexcom and a handful of regional health systems. The two digital companies’ connected inhaler sensors and CGM devices add new chronic care management options to the retail...
By Laura Lovett 03:14 pm July 15, 2019
This morning Teva Pharmaceutical Industries announced that the FDA greenlighted its AirDuo Digihaler, a sensor-enabled inhaler. The product, classified as a maintenance asthma inhaler, has a built-in sensor that sends usage data to a corresponding app on a user's smartphone. This information can also be sent to the user’s provider.  The sensor technology is also able to monitor inspiratory flow...
By Cara Dartnell-Steinberg 09:02 am July 15, 2019
Gone are the days of endless finger pricks to test blood glucose levels and complicated mental calculations to deduce carbohydrate ratios with insulin. The growth of people with diabetes by 314 million in the last 34 years has created an ever-expanding market in diabetes management products. Consumers are now inundated with new technology streamlining lives with less needles and more real-time...

Omada CEO Sean Duffy. Photo credit: Omada

By Laura Lovett 03:57 pm July 11, 2019
Omada Health, the digital health company that recently raised $73 million, came on to the digital health scene in 2011 with a focus on diabetes and chronic conditions. As the company continues to carve out its legacy in the digital health world, it is taking a cue from a more established industry. “We’re one of the most life sciences-like digital health companies. We don’t fit perfectly into any...
By Nathan Eddy 11:36 am July 9, 2019
Cloud-based computing could offer major benefits to pharmaceutical companies in the area of drug development as they grapple with rising costs and avalanches of data that need to be collected, analyzed and shared. In particular, the technology could help streamline operations and develop business cases as to whether a drug is likely to be needed — or financially viable. “If you’ve got big pots of...
By Laura Lovett 03:31 pm July 8, 2019
Pharmaceutical company UCB and DEARhealth, a disease management software company, are joining forces on a new initiative aimed at predicting health outcomes for patients with epilepsy. The pair will use DEARhealth’s platform, which integrates artificial intelligence with EHRs. “This technology will ensure that specific subpopulations within epilepsy will all receive the specific care needed for...