November 30, 2018
About the Author: Jack is a marketing and community associate at Dreamit, where he focuses on sourcing and evaluating health tech startups and creating opportunities for Dreamit to engage with the startup ecosystem in New York City and beyond. Before joining Dreamit, Jack worked as an associate at Bombas, a mission-driven, high-end apparel startup. He graduated cum laude from Haverford College...
Novartis' recently-opened digital health innovation lab in San Francisco. Photo courtesy Novartis on Twitter.
November 21, 2018
Last month, Novartis announced that it would be cutting 2,200 jobs as part of a restructuring of the company focusing on particular priorities.
“The overall strategy we have is to focus the company as a leading medicines company powered by digital technologies,” CEO Vas Narasimhan told STAT News last month. “What that has meant is to exit certain health care sectors or segments … — so we exited...
July 25, 2018
Clinical trial technology company Medidata boasted consistent gains in revenue and income for the second quarter of 2018 during yesterday’s earnings call to investors.
Referencing these numbers, last month’s acquisition of Shyft Analytics, recent high-profile contracts, and increased recognition from industry analysts, Medidata CEO and Chairman Tarek Sherif said that his company is performing...
June 12, 2018
Medidata, a New York City-based company that offers cloud storage and data analytics services for clinical trials, announced today that it has acquired Shyft Analytics, maker of a cloud data analytics platform specifically designed for the pharma and biotech industries.
The transaction valued Shyft at $195 million, inclusive of Medidata’s prior 6 percent ownership in the analytics platform, to be...
Dr. Daniel Karlin, Greg Plante, Dr. Stephen Wicks, Dr. Zachary Beattie, and Dr. Mahesh Fuldeore
June 8, 2018
Pharma companies are increasingly embracing the use of wearables and other connected devices to streamline and improve data collection in clinical trials. But for all the advantages these devices might have, there also challenges — especially when it comes to data standardization.
This week at BIO 2018, Dr. Daniel Karlin, Pfizer’s head of clinical, informatics, regulatory strategy, digital...
January 23, 2018
Bio-Optronics — a producer of software and services focused on clinical research, automated scheduling, and patient safety — has announced $30 million in funding from growth equity firm Mainsail Partners.
The new funding will be used to accelerate product development, improve customer service capacities, and boost sales and marketing efforts, according to the company.
“Our business is founded on...
December 27, 2017
Digital health in pharma definitely had a milestone moment in the fourth quarter with the FDA approval of Abilify MyCite, a new, sensor-enabled version of Otsuka’s drug for schizophrenia powered by Proteus Digital Health’s ingestible sensor technology. In addition to that, the quarter saw numerous other moves by pharma companies around clinical trials, chronic disease management, mental health,...
December 1, 2017
Editor's note: Since publication, some of this story's quotes have been edited for clarity.
With billions of dollars and countless hours of human effort spent each year validating new drugs, devices, and medical interventions, it’s little surprise that the healthcare industry is turning to technology to streamline the process. From participant recruitment to data collection to adherence, clinical...
October 11, 2017
Janssen Research and Development, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, will launch the first clinical trial to use its iSTEP technology toolset, which employs smart blisterpacks and a patient-facing smartphone app, by the end of the year. iSTEP, which stands for Integrated Smart Trial and Engagement Platform, has been under development at Janssen for five years.
“The mission of Janssen as an...