June 28, 2016
HealthPrize Technologies closed a series B round of financing, which included new and existing investors. The medication adherence company intends to use the funds to expand the team both internally and internationally. While the amount of this round remains undisclosed, the company had previously raised about $7 million from investors including Mansa Capital, dLife Founder Howard Steinberg and...
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.
April 14, 2016
As we do every quarter, MobiHealthNews has rounded up our Q1 2016 coverage into a handful of longform stories. This section is on pharma. Skip ahead using these links to read Q1 digital health news roundups about providers, payers, M&A and funding.
Novartis announced a partnership with Qualcomm Life, a subsidiary of Qualcomm, to develop a connected version of its inhaler, Breezhaler...
April 8, 2016
More and more, pharma companies are making real bets in digital health, and reorganizing their businesses to put some power behind those efforts. The space is, in some ways, quieter than it was this time last year, but there’s reason to believe that quiet is a calm before a storm of activity, driven more by pharma’s tendency to keep early-stage projects close to the chest than by a lack of...
March 23, 2016
Propeller Health and Boehringer Ingelheim announced a new commercial partnership. Under the partnership, COPD and asthma patients using Boehringer's Respimat inhaler will have the opportunity to enroll in a program at select health systems that will monitor their adherence via a Propeller sensor and improve their engagement in their health.
"So far we have developed a popular Bluetooth-enabled...
December 1, 2015
GSK's Ellipta inhaler
GlaxoSmithKline and Madison, Wisconsin-based Propeller Health announced a partnership today in which Propeller will develop and manufacture a custom sensor for GSK's Ellipta inhaler for COPD patients.
Like the other inhaler sensors Propeller has developed, the device will record when and where the patient uses the inhaler and wirelessly transmit that information to GSK ...
November 3, 2015
Over the last two years, big pharma has gotten behind the idea of smartphone-connected inhalers for asthma and COPD in a big way. Two acquisitions, a $3 million investment, and a number of pilot and partnership deals have shown clearly that the space is of interest. (MobiHealthNews is helping to put on two pharma-related events at the mHealth Summit next week -- be sure to join us if you'll be in...
October 8, 2015
Propeller Health is working with Boehringer Ingelheim.
Pharma's investment in the digital health space is getting more and more real and substantive as companies move beyond the pilot stage and start to launch real digital health interventions, from Teva buying up smart inhaler company Gecko to Otsuka gearing up to launch a commercial drug integrated with a Proteus sensor.
July 22, 2015
Madison, Wisconsin-based Propeller Health has secured two new FDA clearances for new sensors that are designed to work with two particular inhalers on the market: the Diskus inhaler from GlaxoSmithKline and the Respimat inhaler from Boehringer Ingelheim. Unlike previous FDA clearances for Propeller, the new clearances actually allow Propeller to market its new devices as improving — not just...
May 12, 2015
Pharma-related digital health news picked up this week. Boehringer Ingelheim has teamed up with Sutter Health to research COPD interventions; BioDelivery Science created an app to help users deal with prediction opioid addictions; and Canaan Partners' Julie Papanek talked to the Wall Street Journal about pharma's emerging role in digital health.
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, the...