October 30, 2019
Pear Therapeutics has announced a new deal with Ironwood Pharmaceuticals that will explore the platform’s potential for patients with certain gastrointestinal (GI) conditions.
“We are excited to be partnering with Ironwood on this initiative and believe there is a compelling clinical rationale for use of [prescription digital therapeutics] in treating GI diseases,” Dr. Corey McCann, president and...
October 18, 2019
The life science industry is making moves in the digital health space. In fact, within the last two years Sanofi, Novartis and GSK have all recently inked deals with digital health companies.
However, the relationship between pharma companies and digital health has not always been infallible. This week Novartis division Sandoz broke ties with its digital therapeutic partner Pear Therapeutics. ...
October 17, 2019
Fitbit will be working with the cardiovascular-focused Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance to develop “educational content and guidance” that will help device owners recognize if they are at risk of atrial fibrillation, as well as to seek appropriate support and diagnosis of the condition.
A spokesperson for the companies noted that although the specifics of these programs are still in...
October 16, 2019
Editor's Note: This story has been updated with additional quotes from Pear Therapeutics.
The poster child of digital therapeutics-pharma collaborations is soon to be no more, as Novartis division Sandoz announced that it is handing sole responsibility for the commercialization of the reSET and reSET-O prescription digital therapeutics back to Pear Therapeutics.
“Pear and Sandoz previously signed...
October 14, 2019
Atlanta-based Florence Healthcare, a maker of software for clinical trials, has raised $7.1 million in a Series B funding round led by Fulcrum Equity Partners, with additional participation from Atrium Health and Bee Partners.
The round brings the company's total funding to at least $8.8 million, with a $1.7 million seed round from 2016.
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October 7, 2019
Walmart’s 2020 healthcare plan for its retail associates will have some new features courtesy of partnerships with digital and remote health companies.
For starters, those in the Northwest Arkansas, Orlando/Tampa and Dallas/Fort Worth areas will be provided with a “Featured Providers” tool driven by healthcare data firm Embold Health. With this, associates will receive suggestions for local,...
October 1, 2019
Novartis is teaming up with Microsoft on a new artificial intelligence initiative focused on drug discovery and development. The new efforts will primarily be focused in Novartis’ newly announced AI innovation lab.
As part of the deal Novartis will be employing Microsoft’s AI tools to help its scientist with computational hurdles in life sciences including generative chemistry, image...
September 26, 2019
Medisafe, maker of a patient-facing app that promotes medication adherence, has completed a large international pilot in which its software improved adherence to a partnered global pharma’s cardiometabolic therapy, MobiHealthNews has learned.
Medisafe said that it was unable to disclose the identify of the international pharma partner, with whom the pilot’s success has resulted in additional...
September 19, 2019
Sanofi has been active in the digital space this week inking two big deals: one with tech company Abbott and the other with digital platform Happify.
The first partnership with Abbott will combine the medtech company’s FreeStyle Libre, a continuous glucose monitoring system, and the pharma giant’s insulin dosing information to create smart pens and insulin titration apps.
Sanofi is currently...
September 11, 2019
When it comes to clinical trials, oftentimes the majority of a patient’s experience happens “off stage” in their home or community. For example, medication adherence, or nonadherence, has been a major pitfall in medicine. Studies have found that roughly one in five new prescriptions are never filled, and of those filled up to 50% are taken incorrectly.
Startups have taken notice and the digital...