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PharmStars Announces “Innovations in Real-World Evidence” Theme for Fall 2022 Accelerator

PharmStars, the pharma-focused accelerator for digital health startups, is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its Fall 2022 cohort with the theme, “Innovations in Real-World Evidence.” Data gathered from wearables, mobile devices, and other digital tools can yield reliable, usable clinical and health-related information as well as evidence. Such real-world evidence …

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Merck launches accelerator programme for AI startups

Merck & Co is looking for startup companies applying artificial intelligence, machine-learning and other digital approaches to drug discovery and development for a new accelerator programme. The big pharma – known as MSD outside North America – is initially offering support to 12 companies though the newly-formed Merck Digital Sciences Studio (MDSS) and is now …

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Sanofi furthers its digital ambitions with Paris accelerator

Sanofi has launched a new initiative in its drive to integrate digital technologies throughout its business, setting up an accelerator based in Paris that will serve as the lynchpin of the effort. The accelerator has been set up to “develop products and solutions that will support Sanofi’s mission to transform the practice of medicine with …

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US health department backs 15 COVID-focused digital health startups

A group of 15 digital health startups have joined a programme set up by the US federal government to address health inequality and mitigate the effects if the COVID-19 pandemic. The PandemicX accelerator, launched by the Department of Health and Human Services, is focused on “using digital tools and publicly accessible data to eliminate disparities …

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Amazon names 10 finalists in its first digital health accelerator

Amazon’s push into healthcare takes many forms, and one is decidedly biotech-like – running an accelerator to identify and support startups with promising technology platforms. The online commerce giant’s first accelerator kicked off in June, focusing on digital health companies, and 427 applications from 31 countries around the world have now been winnowed down to …

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Digital health accelerator launches to plug “pharma-startup gap”

A new accelerator programme has launched with the aim of improving engagement between digital health startups and pharmaceutical companies, which sometimes can be held back by the different ways in which the two sectors operate. The PharmStars programme – set up by Naomi Fried and Laura Gunn (pictured above left to right) – claims to …

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