December 12, 2019
About eight month after its unveiling, Express Scripts has now revealed the companies and programs it is including in the inaugural cohort of its digital health formulary — the first such resource from a pharmacy benefits manager designed to help clients review vetted digital health programs.
The formulary is comprised of 15 clinically validated digital health programs addressing the management...
March 20, 2019
Chronic disease management platform Hello Heart will now integrate with LifeScan OneTouch meters as part of its program for diabetes management.
The Redwood City, California-based company started out in hypertension, but has been expanding into diabetes for the past year. OneTouch meters, formerly owned by Johnson & Johnson, are the first of a handful of glucometer brands the company intends...
March 16, 2018
Platinum Equity, a Los Angeles-based global investment firm focused on mergers, acquisitions, and operations, has made a binding offer to acquire Johnson & Johnsons' Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania and Zug, Switzerland-based LifeScan business, which sells the OneTouch line of connected and non-connected glucometers. Platinum Equity will pay $2.1 billion for the business, which reported $1.5...
January 19, 2017
The US Food and Drug Administration has given the green light for a non-prescription version of BlueStar, WellDoc’s mobile diabetes management platform.
Through this 510(k) class II clearance, WellDoc will now offer BlueStar and BlueStar Rx, allowing the company to offer the product through more channels. Both versions analyze diabetes data entered by the patient, comparing past data trends to...
December 19, 2016
The FDA has cleared the wireless integration of one of Johnson and Johnson subsidiary LifeScan’s blood glucose monitoring systems and WellDoc’s digital diabetes management platform for people with type 2 diabetes.
The two companies originally teamed up in March of this year. The integrated system consists of OneTouch Verio Flex, LifeScan’s Bluetooth smart blood glucose monitoring system and...
September 14, 2016
The partnership announced in March between Johnson & Johnson subsidiary LifeScan and diabetes management company WellDoc has entered a new stage with a commercial partnership agreement, the companies announced yesterday.
"We’ve made considerable progress in our important relationship with LifeScan, Inc., which began earlier this year via a development agreement and a Johnson & Johnson...
March 1, 2016
Baltimore, Maryland-based WellDoc has announced a collaboration with LifeScan, a Johnson and Johnson company that makes blood glucose meters. WellDoc also raised an additional $7.5 million from Johnson & Johnson Innovation and other investors, bringing the company’s total funding in its most recent round to $29.5 million.
Existing investors include Samsung Ventures, Merck Global Health...
November 12, 2015
LifeScan, a Johnson and Johnson company, just announced that its companion app, Reveal, for people with diabetes who use the OneTouch Verio Sync Meter, now enables data sharing with third party apps through Apple's HealthKit. The new functionality means Verio and Reveal users can now easily share their glucose numbers with any other health app that connects through Apple's HealthKit exchange....
May 4, 2015
Johnson & Johnson company LifeScan is launching a clinical trial to determine whether its OneTouch Verio blood glucose meter (or a not-yet-launched version of it) creates a greater reduction in A1C levels when used in conjunction with its companion app.
According to a post on ClinicalTrials.gov, the company is recruiting 148 patients for a randomized control trial that will compare patients...
March 5, 2014
Last week South Korea's health regulatory agency, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS), announced that it would review the latest version of Samsung's Galaxy phone -- the S5 -- to determine whether the device, which includes a built-in heart rate sensor -- should be regulated as a medical device. According to a local media report from Yonhap, the agency defines medical devices in a similar...