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Fitbit Awards 6 Researchers $300k to Drive Health Equity

What You Should Know:  – Fitbit, today announced it has awarded six researchers more than a total of $300,000 in Fitbit devices and services to support their research projects working to address health disparities in communities. Over the past decade, researchers have used Fitbit devices in over 900 health studies, in areas like diabetes, heart …

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Fitbit to Provide Onduo Members with Fitbit Devices/Services to Help Manage Holistic Health

What You Should Know:  – Today, Onduo and Fitbit announced a collaboration to provide Onduo members with Fitbit devices and services to help take a more proactive approach to managing their holistic health.  – By offering the Fitbit experience alongside Onduo’s multi-condition platform, that supports people managing one or more chronic health conditions like diabetes, …

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Why Google is focusing its consumer health efforts on Fitbit

Google recently reshuffled its health division, moving a significant number of employees over to its Fitbit and Search businesses. Analysts said it’s no surprise Google would focus its consumer health efforts on Fitbit, given Fitbit’s broad reach and the competition to add more meaningful health features to these devices. 

PharmaShots’ Key Highlights of Third Quarter 2020

The third quarter of 2020 was flooded with major acquisitions in the pharma and biotech industry along with multiple approvals. Starting with the latest acquisitions, Gilead acquired Immunomedics for ~$21B, Illumina acquired GRAIL for ~$8B, J&J acquired Momenta Pharmaceuticals for $6.5B and Nestlé acquired Aimmune Therapeutics for $2.6B, Sanofi acquired Principia Biopharma for ~$3.68B  Apart …

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Amazon enters health wearables market with Halo service

Amazon has launched a fitness band, app and subscription service – called Halo – that promises to look after both your body and mind. The e-commerce giant’s entry into the health wearables market combines monitoring of physical data such as activity levels, sleep patterns and body fat with artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that listen for …

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Fitbit Report Results of its COVID-19 Study for Early Detection of Diseases

Shots: In May’2020, Fitbit has launched its COVID-19 study to build an algorithm that detects COVID-19 before symptoms starts. The study has enrolled 1000+ positive patients across the US and Canada is now delivering its first, preliminary results 90 days later The study demonstrated that its devices could detect ~50% of COVID-19 cases one day …

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