February 24, 2021
Otsuka Pharmaceutical and Click Therapeutics have announced the launch of a new, fully remote clinical trial being conducted on Verily's Project Baseline platform.
Called the Mirai study, it will be measuring a digital therapeutics intervention's effectiveness in reducing symptoms of depression among adults who have a major depressive disorder (MDD) diagnosis and are on antidepressant monotherapy...
December 18, 2020
Like most companies, Apple's plans for 2020 were upended with the rise of COVID-19. After initial hits to its production line, on-and-off store closures and remote working arrangements, executives said during Apple's fiscal fourth-quarter 2020 call that the tech firm weathered the storm with all-time records for revenue, earnings and cash flow – and that's before taking a look at its skyrocketing...
December 9, 2020
In a bid to improve clinical research participation and engagement, the Google Health team announced this morning the launch of a new Android app that streamlines study recruitment for consumers and shows them how survey and sensor data are being employed for health research.
Off the bat, the Google Health Studies app allows users to view a list of open studies and review the inclusion criteria...
November 5, 2020
Unlearn, a startup creating digital twins used in the control arm of clinical trials, announced today an extension to its Series A funding round, bringing the total amount raised to $15 million.
New investors Eisai, Epic Ventures and Alumni Ventures Group contributed to the oversubscribed round. They join 8VC, DCVC, DCVC Bio and Mubadala Capital Ventures, which contributed to Unlearn’s original...
August 28, 2020
It’s no secret that digital is shaping what clinical trials will look like in the future. A recently published position paper published in Nature discusses the potentials and challenges of digital clinical trials. The paper builds on a workshop held by the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation in April of 2019.
One of the big opportunities that the paper outlines...
May 28, 2020
Clinical lab and drug development giant LabCorp announced this morning a new deal that will streamline its adoption of virtual clinical trials.
The company's drug-development-focused contract research organization (CRO), Covance, will use digital clinical trial software-maker Medable's platform to fuel its patient and site interface. This will allow participants easy access to clinical trial apps...
April 7, 2020
Connected digital products have steadily become more prominent among clinical research efforts since the start of the millennium, according to new data published Friday in NPJ Digital Medicine.
In reviewing every trial registered with ClinicalTrials.gov between the years 2000 and 2017, a group of Harvard researchers found the use of these tools increasing with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR...
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...
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...
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...