January 13, 2012
Skip Fleshman, a Managing Partner at Asset Management Ventures, shared a few tips for those mobile health startups looking to become more that just "one-trick pony" developers of successful apps. In order to capitalize on their real potential and become a long-term, viable business, Fleshman has a few lessons learned to share based on his firm's investments in a number of health startups,...
January 13, 2012
Proteus Biomedical's Raisin system, which Helius is based on.
UK-based retail pharmacy chain Lloydspharmacy has inked an exclusive deal with Proteus Biomedical to launch Proteus' first commercial product, Helius, an offering that includes sensor-enabled pills, a peel-and-stick sensor patch worn on the body, and a mobile health app. The patch records when a pill is ingested, tracks sleep patterns...
January 9, 2012
At CES (the Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas, BodyMedia announced plans to offer a disposable, peel-and-stick, biometric patch developed in conjunction with medical device company Avery Dennison. The companies expect the device to be used in preliminary evaluations for weight management. (Notably, BodyMedia has an existing relationship with Jenny Craig, however, the weight loss program was...
August 11, 2011
The USC Center for Body Computing (CBC), an initiative to study and create the future of wireless medicine, recently announced its 17 founding members. The members will support wireless health research and innovation, and help develop product prototypes.
The founding members of the CBC include Agamatrix, AirStrip Technologies, Apollo Health Resources, Avery Dennison Medical Solutions, Ayogo Games...
July 14, 2011
Proteus Biomedical announced today that it has received a patent for its ingestible biomedical sensor -- what the company has referred to as "intelligent medicine" in the past and what many have referred to as a "chip in a pill." The patent announcement also included new information about Proteus' partners: While the Novartis relationship had been previously announced, the company said it was...
February 2, 2011
Last June, when I was affiliated with, ahem, a competing publication, I publicly chided the World Economic Forum for shutting the press out of its first-ever mobile healthcare event. “It seems as if the industry is in danger of being co-opted by the business community's elites, possibly to the detriment of small entrepreneurs, consumers and the spirit of transparency,” I wrote.
It took a lot of...
November 10, 2010
Within the next 18 months, Novartis plans to seek regulatory approval for Proteus Biomedical's microchipped pills, which tracks medication adherence by time-stamping the patients ingestion of medications. Novartis global head of development Trevor Mundel told attendees at the recent Reuters Health Summit in New York that it will submit the smart pill system for regulatory approval in Europe...
September 9, 2010
As if on cue, the Northeast is already feeling a little cooler. That's right, goodbye summer.
While it sure didn't seem like anyone working in the mobile health industry took any days off this summer (so much news!), for the lucky few that did manage to unplug for a bit, we put together this recap of mHealth happenings from the month of August:
August 2: FDA clears WellDoc for diabetes management...
August 24, 2010
That is, at least, according to a new study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology: Daily text message reminders did not help the 82 women in the study become more adherent to their birth control pill regimen. Both the text-receiving participants and the control group missed about 5 pills per month. (Worth noting perhaps that, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal about the study,...
August 16, 2010
$10K for sensor-enabled mobile health app: West Wireless Health Institute offers $10,000 to app developers that create a health app that leverages a wireless sensor: "Design a secure, standardizable mechanism that will integrate personalized information from an established social network interface (such as OpenSocial) with health data derived by wireless health sensors. For clarity, a 'mechanism...