Pharma

By Brian Dolan 12:02 pm September 15, 2015
This week Accenture published the results from its annual Accenture Technology Vision 2015 survey, which includes responses from more than 1,000 executives in developed and developing markets across various industries, including more than 100 from the life sciences. Some 70 percent of the life sciences executives surveyed said that the next generation of digital health platforms will not be led...
By Jonah Comstock 10:49 am September 14, 2015
IBM's new health-focused venture, Watson Health, opened its headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts last week, amid the same kind of flurry of announcements and partnerships that marked its launch last April. A partnership with Teva Pharmaceuticals was one of the biggest headlines, but the company is also working with ICON, Boston Children's and Columbia Medical, and announced it just received a...
By Jonah Comstock 05:59 am September 10, 2015
After years of using its digital health feedback system in clinical trials and studies, Proteus Digital Health, and partner Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, are poised to launch the first mass market drug to incorporate Proteus's ingestible sensor. The companies have submitted a sensor-embedded version of the antidepressant Abilify for FDA approval. “Today, patients suffering from severe mental illnesses...
By Jonah Comstock 08:57 am August 31, 2015
Sanofi's IBG Star connected glucometer. Google Life Science's recently-announced partnership with Dexcom (not to mention its contact lens project with Novartis) have already made it clear that diabetes is a focus for the company. Now the company is making that focus official in a new partnership with Sanofi and the Joslin Diabetes Center. "Today, we’re announcing a new partnership with Sanofi...
By Jonah Comstock 04:00 am August 27, 2015
Johnson and Johnson Innovation (JJI) is teaming up with hardware manufacturing company PCH to create Hardware for Health, an accelerator of sorts for companies with a consumer health oriented hardware prototype. "If you look at what’s happening in hardware, there’s really a renaissance going on," Stacy Feld, Senior Director of Consumer Scientific Innovation at JJI, told MobiHealthNews. "There...
By Aditi Pai 07:38 am August 24, 2015
Sendinaden Pattern Breathe Mask Pharma company Bayer HealthCare has announced the next five startups that will take part in the company's Grants4Apps accelerator program in Germany. Startups in Bayer's f0ur-month accelerator receive around $58,031 (50,000 euros) and coaching from Bayer executives as well as other industry experts. The accelerator's first class was announced in August last year...
By Jonah Comstock 06:54 am August 19, 2015
Adherium Limited, a New Zealand company working on a smart inhaler, has raised $25.6 million ($35 million AU) in an initial public offering on the Australian Securities Exchange, including a $3 million investment from its partner pharma company AstraZeneca, which just last month announced a longterm commercialization agreement with the company. Adherium makes a line of medical devices that...
By Jonah Comstock 11:40 am August 13, 2015
Roche Pharma Research and Early Development, a division of Roche Pharmaceuticals, has developed a new mobile app to measure Parkinson's disease symptoms. The app was developed in partnership with Max Little, a British mathametician at the head of the Parkinson's Voice Initiative, and it will actually be used in a drug development trial with Prothena Biosciences. “The app is being used in a Phase...
By Jonah Comstock 07:37 am August 3, 2015
Sixty-six percent of all pharma app downloads in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany, were downloads of the top 10 apps according to an infographic recently released by German app company SmartPatient (not to be confused with Roni Zeiger-founded online patient community SmartPatients). SmartPatient's iOS and Android app is called MyTherapy. The Munich-based company analyzed 359...
By Jonah Comstock 11:38 am July 28, 2015
A Junto Health working group meets at the last team summit. There are a lot of digital health accelerators designed to help startups catch the eye of big pilot partners, but what about the other way around? Last December NYC-based tech accelerator Blueprint Health spun off the Blueprint Health Collective, now renamed Junto Health, to help stakeholders like payers, pharma companies, and...