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By Jonah Comstock 02:12 pm June 16, 2017
Bayer recently received FDA approval for a connected auto-injector for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis medication and companion app. The device is called the Betaconnect Electronic Autoinjector and the app, due out in July, is myBetaApp. The Whippany, New Jersey-based pharma company didn't clear the app and device through the 510(k) medical device pathway; instead the agency approved a...
By Jonah Comstock 02:37 pm September 27, 2016
The future of pharma is going to involve some major culture shifts for a business that has long been focused on slow development cycles, proprietary molecules, and close-held secrets. That’s the word from representatives from Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Healthware International and BTG, a group that ran the gamut from small to big pharma at yesterday’s Pharma Roundtable onsite at Health 2.0 in...
By Jonah Comstock 08:09 am May 14, 2015
Correction: This article previously mentioned strategic investors in MedoPad. The reference has been removed, as the companies in question were not actually investors. A London hospital is the latest to put the Apple Watch to use within its walls, this time to improve medication management and adherence for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. According to a report from Wareable, King's...
By Jonah Comstock 03:54 am January 13, 2015
Norwalk, Connecticut-based medication adherence platform company HealthPrize says it has succeeded in raising medication adherence an average of 54 percent across a series of pharma-sponsored pilot programs for various medical conditions, with sample sizes ranging from 250 to more than 7,000. That's a 54 percent increase in the mean total number of prescription fills per patient. HealthPrize,...
By Jonah Comstock 06:29 am October 27, 2014
Pharmaceutical companies have a lot of apps in the market, and have been making apps for a long time, but their apps aren't seeing downloads and usage on par with the apps from other industries. That's the conclusion of a new report from Research2Guidance (R2G), which analyzed more than 725 apps from 11 pharma companies. According to R2G, the top pharma companies have 65 apps in the Apple and...
By Jonah Comstock 09:23 am January 22, 2013
Healthbox CEO Nina Nashif speaks at the Innovation Day in London. Just a year after launching its first class in Chicago, Healthbox held a demo day in London to showcase its first European class. The seven startups, representing four countries, which were announced in October 2012, have now completed Healthbox's three-month accelerator course. They were chosen out of an initial pool of about 200...
By Brian Dolan 10:03 am April 12, 2010
Bayer is bringing the Nintendo DS enabled blood glucose meter, Didget, to the US next month, according to a report in BusinessWeek. Inventor and entrepreneur Paul Wessel wanted his diabetic 4-year-old son, Luke, to stop hiding his glucose meter, so he found a way to pair one of Luke's treasured possessions, his Nintendo DS, with his least favorite. German healthcare company Bayer purchased Wessel...
By Brian Dolan 07:14 am July 9, 2009
iPhone as hearing aid sounds dubious: TechCrunch points out that the industry may still have a long way to go before we see commercial launches for blood glucose monitors and blood pressure pumps that connected to the iPhone, some health and disability-related apps are available. That includes soundAMP, a hearing aid application that's available in the AppStore for $9.99. More Kaiser Permanente's...