digital clinical trial

By Dave Muoio 03:09 pm February 21, 2020
Health research studies conducted using health research apps are capable of recruiting a large number of participants, but these efforts often see early dropouts and do not enrolls samples representative of the larger population, according to a study published this week in NPJ Digital Medicine. The investigation, headed by the science research-focused nonprofit Sage Bionetworks, reviewed user...
By Dave Muoio 11:47 am February 4, 2020
Inato, a Parisian startup revamping clinical trial enrollment, has pulled in a $14 million Series A round. Obvious Ventures and Cathay Innovation headed the raise, which also saw support from prior backers Serena and Fly Ventures. WHAT THEY DO Inato has developed a platform that helps biopharma clients select the optimal site for their clinical studies. Its technology incorporates logistical data...
By Dave Muoio 08:53 am December 27, 2019
Much like its predecessors, 2019 was yet another year in which Apple furthered its push into the healthcare market. Although headlined as always by the health tracking features of its consumer wearables, the company has also embraced a number of other projects that align its interests with long-time industry players and — in the words of its healthcare leaders — empower and democratize health for...
By Laura Lovett 02:17 pm December 16, 2019
Late last week virtual care company VirTrial scooped up fellow telehealth startup SnapMD for an undisclosed sum. Virtrial, a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries LLC, focuses on providing telemedicine services to the clinical trial industry.  Meanwhile SnapMD has been more centered around providing enterprise services to health systems. As part of the new acquisition SnapMD will be a...

Photo courtesy of Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies. From left to right: panel moderator Patrick Wayte, Dr. C. Michael Gibson and Dr. Paul Stoffels.

By Dave Muoio 01:23 pm November 18, 2019
Due to the promises of lower costs, simple scaling and greater patient engagement, digital technologies are all but an inevitability for the drug trials of tomorrow, according to experts from pharma and the clinical research community speaking this weekend at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in Philadelphia. These comments were accompanied by the official kickoff of CHIEF-HF,...
By Dave Muoio 02:24 pm November 15, 2019
The increased spotlight on Google’s healthcare privacy practices doesn’t seem to be letting up, with the Washington Post publishing a story this morning detailing a botched arrangement between the tech giant and the National Institutes of Health back in 2017. The two groups had a research arrangement centered on more than 100,000 chest X-ray images provided to Google by the NIH. However,...
By Dave Muoio 03:50 pm November 7, 2019
AiCure, a nearly decade-old startup using artificial intelligence to measure medication adherence and other behavior during clinical trials or normal care, has brought in $24.5 million in Series C funding. Palisades Growth Capital led the raise, which also featured new backers Singtel Innov8, Asahi Kasei Corporation, Accelmed Growth Partners, and SpringRock Ventures. The round also included all...
By Dave Muoio 10:03 am May 21, 2019
This morning Verily announced a series of new strategic partnerships with four global pharmaceutical companies that will bring low-burden digital data collection and analysis tools to clinical research projects. Alongside Novartis, Otsuka, Pfizer and Sanofi, the Alphabet subsidiary will employ its Project Baseline platform to increase the number and diversity of study populations by making it...
By Dave Muoio 01:55 pm March 20, 2019
Mail-order menopause treatment. Online men’s and women’s health platform Ro is expanding its services with the launch of a new platform for women experiencing menopause. Called Rory, the platform treats for hot flashes, vaginal dryness, sleep deprivation and other symptoms of menopause, while also seeking to educate users on their personal health. Much like Ro’s other offerings, the service kicks...