July 3, 2019
Cloud technology opens up the potential for exciting innovations when it comes to the design and execution of clinical trials, but data security and privacy concerns are holding innovation at a snail’s pace.
Despite these misgivings, cloud-based solutions could in fact offer greater security, as well as the ability to access large pools of data that would improve an organization’s ability to...
June 5, 2019
Healthcare is in the midst of a digital shift. Artificial intelligence offers physicians providers an new resource when making decisions, new data streams promise hyper-personalized treatments and digital therapeutics evangelists see are hawking the novel treatments as a companion, or even a replacement, to traditional biologic treatments. All in all, it’s a future that hopes to empower the...
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...
February 18, 2019
Teckro, a Limerick, Ireland-based maker of clinical trial software, has raised $25 million in Series C funding, bringing the company’s total backing to $43 million. TechCrunch, Reuters and others report that the round was led by Northpond Ventures, with additional support from Section 32, Founders Fund, Sands Capital Ventures and Borealis Ventures.
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Teckro’s digital offering collects...
June 8, 2018
Digital technologies are cementing their place across healthcare, and the pharmaceutical sector is no exception.
This week Boston was host to the Biotechnology Innovation Organization’s annual conference, a multi-day gathering of leading pharma and biotech leaders from across the globe. While, admittedly, digital health wasn’t always the primary interest of many attendees and speakers, it was...
April 26, 2018
Novartis announced yesterday that it has launched an app specifically designed for eye patients to participate in ophthalmic clinical trials.
Built with ResearchKit, the FocalView app looks to improve data captured by allowing patients interested in participating to conveniently self-report their conditions through their smartphone, thereby providing researchers with a greater wealth of time-...
April 13, 2018
Pharma companies have been eying digital health with interest, and the first quarter of 2018 was no exception. With the exception of some medication adherence-focused technologies — such as an edible QR code intended to assist with medication dosing — news tended to center around digitally-enabled clinical trials, rollouts or pilots of pharma-focused digital tools, and major deals or...
April 12, 2018
ActiGraph activity monitors and a mobile app from Clinical Ink are are at the heart of a newly announced pilot study backed by Bayer, according to a statement released today by ActiGraph. The ongoing study is evaluating how these digital products and a Bluetooth-enabled weight scale are perceived by patients, and the feasibility of implementing such devices in future clinical trials run by the...
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 24, 2017
To improve its efforts to bring digital technology to clinical research, Bracket announced today the acquisition of mProve Health, a provider of various mobile technologies for life science-focused customers. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
"We are excited to announce the acquisition of mProve as we take a major step forward in our support of tech-enabled clinical trials," Jeff...