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By Leontina Postelnicu 06:45 am November 28, 2019
Anglo-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca has announced this week that it is launching an initiative that will see the company invest in Israel’s growing digital health space. Called BeyondBio, the scheme follows a memorandum of understanding for investment in Israel signed earlier this year by AstraZeneca and the Israel Innovation Authority. WHAT HAPPENED According to a press statement, the first...

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By Leontina Postelnicu 08:14 am October 14, 2019
German pharma giant Bayer has announced this month that it will be working with 11 additional startups to accelerate the development of digital products improving patients’ health through its G4A Digital Health Partnerships programme. The startups, which look at oncology, cardiovascular diseases and others, were selected from over 750 applications spanning 65 countries based on the development...
By Dave Muoio 04:24 pm September 26, 2019
Medisafe, maker of a patient-facing app that promotes medication adherence, has completed a large international pilot in which its software improved adherence to a partnered global pharma’s cardiometabolic therapy, MobiHealthNews has learned. Medisafe said that it was unable to disclose the identify of the international pharma partner, with whom the pilot’s success has resulted in additional...

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By Leontina Postelnicu 12:02 pm September 6, 2019
Home to around 40 museums, including Fondation Beyerel, Basel is famous for its vibrant art scene. But for the past 250 years, the country’s third largest city has also established itself as a hotspot for chemical and pharma innovation. It hosts the headquarters of two of the largest pharma companies in the world, Novartis and Roche. In fact, two predecessor companies of Novartis, Sandoz and Ciba...
By Laura Lovett 02:53 pm July 26, 2019
Digital health is still somewhat of an enigma to many in the traditional world of pharma, but that is rapidly changing. As the use cases for digital tools continues to evolve, the life science world is starting to make a concerted effort to engage the new technologies.  This growing digital health ecosystem is now a major conversation point at MassBio, an organization dedicated to advancing the...

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By Leontina Postelnicu 07:49 am July 24, 2019
Malmö-based medical device startup Flow has landed $1.5m (approximately €1.35m) in funding in a round led by Khosla Ventures, it was announced this week. The new funds will be used to support the European rollout of Flow's brain stimulation headset and therapy app, developed to treat depression, which were launched in the UK and Sweden earlier this year. “The Khosla Ventures investment will...
By Dave Muoio 04:13 pm July 10, 2019
Clover Health, an Alphabet-backed insurtech startup serving the Medicare Advantage market, announced this morning the launch of a new subsidiary unit that will be focused on using data from its members to drive drug development. Much like its parent company uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to generate predictive health insights for its member population, Clover Therapeutics will...
By Nathan Eddy 11:36 am July 9, 2019
Cloud-based computing could offer major benefits to pharmaceutical companies in the area of drug development as they grapple with rising costs and avalanches of data that need to be collected, analyzed and shared. In particular, the technology could help streamline operations and develop business cases as to whether a drug is likely to be needed — or financially viable. “If you’ve got big pots of...
By Nathan Eddy 03:27 pm 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...