Digital Health

By  Mallory Hackett 03:27 pm March 1, 2021
Clue, a Berlin-based femtech company, announced today that it has received FDA clearance to launch Clue Birth Control, an all-digital form of contraceptive that relies on period tracking data. By combining user menstrual cycle data with Clue’s predictive algorithm, the birth control feature can show which days are high or low risk for pregnancy. From there, users can modify their behaviors to...
Diabetes management
By  Laura Lovett 03:13 pm March 1, 2021
Diabetes management company Welldoc is teaming up with Eli Lilly on a new licensing and collaboration agreement that promises to integrate the former’s software into the pharma company’s insulin products, which are still in the pipeline. The partners plan on creating a new version of Welldoc’s BlueStar, an app-based diabetes management platform that will be able to integrate insulin dosing data...
A product shot of the Gx Sweat Patch and Gx App
By  Dave Muoio 03:09 pm March 1, 2021
Sports drink vendor Gatorade is the latest to take a run at the connected fitness consumer. The PepsiCo brand launched today a sweat-tracking wearable patch and accompanying fitness monitoring app platform designed to help athletes track their workouts, hydration, salt concentration and other fitness-relevant metrics. It's a concept that the brand first teased nearly five years ago before...
By  Dave Muoio 01:12 pm March 1, 2021
Prescription digital therapeutics company Pear Therapeutics announced this morning that it has added $20 million more to an $80 million Series D funding round announced back in December. The company did not name any participants of this second closing, but highlighted "a leading national Integrated Delivery Network" as the source of the $20 million and the digital therapeutics company's newest...

Diabeloop system 

By  Laura Lovett 12:39 pm March 1, 2021
Swiss pharma company Roche’s insulin pump will be the next to support automated insulin delivery thanks to a partnership with French AI company Diabeloop. As part of the deal, users will be able to integrate Roche’s Accu-Chek Insights insulin pump with the Diabeloop monitoring system. This integration would result in a hybrid closed-loop system – a system designed to take the pressure off the...
Digital mental health
By  Laura Lovett 11:57 am February 26, 2021
It’s no secret that Click Therapeutics is on a roll with pharma partnerships. The mental health-focused digital therapeutic company made headlines this week when it announced a new clinical trial with Japanese pharma company Otsuka, based on a deal made in 2019. But this isn't the only deal the New York-based company worked on with the life science industry. In September, the company signed a $...
By  Dave Muoio 11:31 am February 26, 2021
Telehealth provider MDLive is being acquired by Cigna's health services subsidiary Evernorth, the two companies announced this morning. The deal is expected to close sometime in Q2. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, although Cigna said that it would share additional information regarding the acquisition during its Investor Day event scheduled for March 8. WHY IT MATTERS MDLive is among...

Credit: Plano Pte Ltd

By  Roy Chiang 03:34 am February 26, 2021
Thomson X (TX), a wholly-owned subsidiary of SGX Mainboard-listed Thomson Medical Group Limited, is a platform which aims to bolster the current healthcare landscape by connecting healthcare technological start-ups with their existing healthcare expertise and network. They have established a partnership with Plano, seeking to address the increasing myopia rate around the world through the use of...
Panelists from DTx West share how they successfully executed a digital therapeutic and payer relationship.
By  Mallory Hackett 12:20 pm February 25, 2021
After a year of incredible innovation across the digital health market, the task remains of how to make these products available to consumers at scale. Oftentimes, this means partnering with a payer that can offer coverage and reimbursement for the digital solution. While making those partnerships stick is easier said than done, it is possible to get stakeholders from different spaces in...
Digital research
By  Laura Lovett 03:07 pm February 24, 2021
All around the world the coronavirus pandemic has led to an uptick in digital healthcare delivery models. While telemedicine is often touted as the poster child of digital success in 2020, digital therapeutics (DTx) also emerged as a player on the global stage. "What we are seeing is digital therapeutics, while they won’t directly treat COVID, they are really an integral component of this...