March 18, 2015
Pharma-focused mobile clinical trial data collection company Clinical Ink has merged with CentrosHealth, formerly MyHealthBook, which makes configurable mobile apps for clinical trial patient engagement. As part of the deal, MPM Capital, which founded CentrosHealth, will make an additional investment in Clinical Ink, as will F2 Ventures, FCA Venture Partners and other existing Clinical Ink...
January 12, 2015
Qualcomm is already one of the biggest investors in digital health, according to Rock Health.
Qualcomm and Novartis, which announced a partnership just last week for mobile-enabled clinical trials, will also be banding together to start an investment firm, the companies announced ahead of the JP Morgan Healthcare event this week. Qualcomm Ventures and Novartis will leverage up to $100 million...
January 8, 2015
Qualcomm's 2net Hub
Qualcomm Life announced two major partnerships at CES15 this year: one with pharmaceutical company Novartis and the other with pharmacy chain Walgreens.
Novartis selected Qualcomm Life as a partner for its global Trials of the Future program, in which Novartis is endeavoring to use more mobile technology in its clinical trials and to provide connectivity for future Novartis...
January 8, 2015
Software company goBalto has raised $12 million for its software-as-a-service clinical research platform, according to an SEC filing. This brings the company's total funding to at least $30 million to date.
Existing goBalto investors include Aberdare, West Health, EDBI, and Qualcomm Health.
GoBalto’s main product, Activate (formerly Tracker 2.0), offers clinicians a clinical research platform for...
December 18, 2014
Atlanta, Georgia-based health kiosk company SoloHealth raised $4.3 million in equity and securities, according to an SEC filing. This brings the company's total funding to at least $25.8 million.
Existing investors include WellPoint, Novartis, Dell, and Coinstar. Walter Huff, founder and former chairman of a medical information systems firm acquired by McKesson, called HBO & Company, has also...
October 27, 2014
Pharmaceutical companies have a lot of apps in the market, and have been making apps for a long time, but their apps aren't seeing downloads and usage on par with the apps from other industries. That's the conclusion of a new report from Research2Guidance (R2G), which analyzed more than 725 apps from 11 pharma companies.
According to R2G, the top pharma companies have 65 apps in the Apple and...
August 19, 2014
While Novartis' recent partnership with Google and its longtime relationship with Proteus have indicated that the pharma company has an interest in digital health, a page on the company's website, added this summer, lays out its broad vision and explicit interest in mobile health specifically. The company even has a mobile health strategy lead, Michele Angelaccio, who holds the title of Associate...
July 15, 2014
Just seven months after announcing its ambitious contact lens program, Google has announced a partnership with Novartis eye care division Alcon to license its still-largely-theoretical "smart lens" to the Swiss pharma company.
"We are looking forward to working with Google to bring together their advanced technology and our extensive knowledge of biology to meet unmet medical needs," Novartis CEO...
June 2, 2014
Proteus Digital Health has raised $120 million from new, undisclosed investors described as "major new institutional investors based in the United States, Europe and Asia." The company will use the funding to continue its plans to commercialize its ingestible sensor system at scale, as well as to continue demonstrating the value of the technology on health outcomes and costs.
The Proteus digital...
May 28, 2014
Health tracking and analytics platform Tictrac has partnered with Novartis to launch an awareness campaign, called The 7-Day Challenge to Live Like You, for multiple sclerosis (MS).
"MS is a complicated disease, and one which affects many aspects of your life," Tictrac Senior Account Manager Nooreen Kara told MobiHealthNews in an email. "Whether it's stress, mood, fitness or sexual activity,...