PharmaSecure

By Neil Versel August 29, 2012
SMS-based pharmaceutical authentication service Sproxil has signed a deal with Indian telecommunications company Bharti Airtel for the latter to offer its subscribers in 17 African countries free texting for drug verification. "Our goal is to bring affordable and easily accessible health services to over 450 million people," Andre Beyers, Airtel's chief marketing officer for Africa, says in a...
By Chris Gullo October 24, 2011
PharmaSecure announced this week a $3.9 million investment round led by ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt's Innovation Endeavors. Other investors included Gray Ghost Ventures, Healthtech Capital and the TEEC Angel Fund. Healthtech Capital lead a $200,000 investment round for PharmaSecure in September. In a post for MobiHealthNews in May, Healthtech founder Don Ross singled out Eric Schmidt when writing...
By Chris Gullo September 15, 2011
HealthTech Capital's Don Ross PharmaSecure announced a $200,000 new round of funding led by HealtTech Capital, a Silicon Valley-based angel investing group. The second round included Gray Ghost Ventures and other undisclosed investors. PharmaSecure uses SMS to verify a prescription drug's authenticity, using a unique code and phone number printed on a pill bottle's label. One of the startup's...
By Brian Dolan March 23, 2011
Mobile health companies dominated Fast Company's list of the 10 Most Innovative Companies in Health Care for 2011. At least five of the top 10 companies have strong mobile components. Epocrates, which went public recently, topped the magazine's list of most innovative companies "for creating software that gives doctors and nurses instant information on drug-to-drug interactions, treatment...