DigiHealth

Roche Collaborates with Temedica to Launch Brisa App for the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

Shots: The companies collaborated to launch a digital companion app i.e., Brisa to treat patients with MS. The app will be offered free of charge for users and motivates to change lifestyle in the long term The Brisa app is designed as an individual digital companion & will collect daily health data like activity, sleep, …

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Wise and NYU Langone Health Publish the Results of Personal Zen App for Multiple Sclerosis in Frontiers in Neurology

Shots: The clinical study evaluates Wise’s Personal Zen app in 35 patients with MS. The company is developing PTD with adaptive, personalized gameplay to address mental health needs in targeted populations like MS The results demonstrated that Personal Zen app offers ABMT approach to reduce anxiety by 38.3% in adults and 20.1% in teenagers. Additionally, …

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CytoReason Collaborates with Sanofi to Initiate its Project Utilizing AI Technology for Asthma

Shots: CytoReason reports the initiation of a project with Sanofi by utilizing its cell-centered models and deconvolution techniques to counsel mechanistic insights for each asthma endotype The focus of the project is to drive a better understanding of heterogeneity in asthma patients and identify stable and reproducible asthma endotypes alongwith associated diagnostic features by using …

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Progentec Signs a Research Collaboration with GSK to Evaluate Proteomics and Digital Health Tools for SLE

Shots: The 18mos. alliance will support two studies that will evaluate clinical tools, include proteomics & digital health for Lupus management in the US The 1st study will evaluate the impact of the aisle MGMT platform on the clinical process to support personalized care & prevention or reduction in the severity of lupus flares. The …

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Walmart Health Signs an Agreement to Acquire MeMD for its Telehealth Services

Shots: The acquisition will expand Walmart’s services to provide access to virtual care including urgent, behavioral, and primary care. The acquisition is expected to close in the coming mos. The acquisition supports the Walmart to integrate omnichannel health delivery that leverages data and technology to improve engagement and health outcomes, providing early and equitable access …

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Medtronic Launches CareGuidePro App for Managing Spinal Cord Stimulation

Shots: Medtronic launches CareGuidePro, a mobile app and first online portal for patients to navigate their spinal cord stimulation therapy journey. The app is developed in partnership with Higgs Boson Health The program allows the healthcare team to manage and support the patient’s experience with spinal cord stimulation and provide the patients the ability to …

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Voluntis Collaborates with Eisai to Develop Digital Therapeutics for Oncology Patients

Shots: Voluntis enters into a license agreement with Eisai to design & develop DTx for patients and healthcare professionals to support cancer treatment, utilizing the Theraxium technology platform The DTx will be designed with the intent to be commercialized in the US, Japan and EU, which will boost Voluntis’ pipeline and global footprint Additionally, the …

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Microsoft to Acquire Nuance for ~$19.7B

Shots: Microsoft to acquire all outstanding shares of Nuance for $56.00/ share, making a total deal value of $19.7B in cash with a premium of 23% to Nuance closing price on Apr 09, including its net debt. The transaction is expected to close in 2021 The acquisition builds on Microsoft’s efforts to deliver new cloud …

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Merck KGaA Selects PRA’s Remote Patient Monitoring Platform for Human Growth Hormone Treatment System

Shots: Merck KGaA selects PRA’s remote patient monitoring platform to work in combination with its HGH treatment system PRA’s remote patient monitoring platform will support Merck’s KGH system including its growlink (mobile app) and easypod connect (HCP platform) to monitor patient adherence, review injection history, and share information about the progress of patients with GHD …

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AstraZeneca Collaborates with MGH to Accelerate Digital Health Solutions

Shots: The companies collaborated to accelerate digital health solutions with the goal of improving the patient’s outcomes and care with chronic illness MGH will utilize AstraZeneca’s AMAZE disease management platform for heart failure and asthma management studies. The companies plan to expand the use of AMAZE across multiple chronic diseases, following the success of heart …

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Pear Sign a Multiple Agreements to Expands its Prescription Digital Therapeutic Platform

Shots: Pear collaborates with Empatica, etectRx and KeyWise to bolster its PDT platform with digital biomarkers, machine learning algorithms, sensor-based technologies, and digital therapeutics The new technologies complement its voice-based biomarkers previously licensed from Winterlight. The licensed technologies will facilitate the building of products for patients’ physiologic sensing Pear’s physiologic sensing portfolio allows personalizing products …

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Welldoc Expands their Partnership with Dexcom to Offer Type 2 Diabetes Management Solution

Shots: The companies expanded the collaboration to improve health for people with T2D. The agreement integrates the Dexcom G6 CGM system and Welldoc’s BlueStar digital health solution as a single platform offering The focus of the agreement is to empower users to take control of health with real-time CGM data and AI-driven digital health coaching …

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Philips to Acquire Capsule Technologies for ~$635M

Shots: Philips to acquire Capsule technologies for $635M in cash. The transaction is expected to be completed in H1’21 with the addition of ~300 employees of Capsule in Philips’ Connected Care segment The acquisition will expand Philips’ patient care management offering. The acquisition complements Philips’ strategy to transform the delivery of healthcare along the health …

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Philips Collaborates with Merck KGaA to Advance Personalized Fertility Treatment

Shots: The companies have launched a multi-year collaboration to bring digital technologies to fertility treatments integrating informatics, mobile ultrasound diagnostics and more The collaboration build on Philips’ expertise in maternal & fetal monitoring, Pregnancy+, Baby+ consumer engagement apps, which provide information on diet and exercise along with updates on the baby’s development The companies will …

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Abbott to Launch NeuroSphere myPath App to Record Pain Relief in Chronic Pain Patients

Shots: The app will record pain relief during the device trial period with SCS or DRG therapy, simplifying reporting outcomes & connect patients to physicians who have real-time access to the data The app will be compatible with Abbott’s Proclaim XR SCS system for patients living with chronic pain in the trunk & limbs and …

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Teladoc Health and Dexcom Offers CGM-Powered Insight for T2D

Shots: The companies reported that joint Livongo for diabetes and dexcom members will now receive CGM-powered insights that enables members to easily visualize their health information and understand how lifestyle decisions affect their blood glucose levels In Oct’2020, Teldoc merges with Livongo while in Jan’2020 Dexcom collaborated with Livongo to integrate Dexcom’s G6 CGM system …

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UCB Launches Nile AI as a Digital Health Company to Transform the Course of Epilepsy

Shots: UCB invested $29.3M in Nile and as majority shareholder, will be the Board of Directors of Nile with future opportunities to acquire insights and data from Nile’s platform Nile is developing a digital epilepsy care management platform and bringing together data to make the epilepsy journey predictable. The platform consists of patient app and …

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Biogen and Apple Collaborate to Launch Virtual Study on Cognitive Decline

Shots: Biogen and Apple collaborated to evaluate the role of Apple Watch and iPhone in monitoring cognitive performance and screening for the decline in cognitive health including mild cognitive impairment (MCI) The study will initiate in late 2021 and will enroll participants including young and aging adults with a range of cognitive performance The study …

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Google Launches Health Research App Focusing on Respiratory Illnesses

Shots: Google has launched the Google Health Studies app for Android phones with the initial focus on respiratory diseases such as COVID-19. The app is now available in the play store Google allied with researchers from Harvard Medical School and Boston Children Hospital for the first study, which will be open to adults in the …

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Elsevier Acquires Shadow Health

Shots: Elsevier acquires Shadow Health to enhance its extensive portfolio and clinical practice offerings for HCPs during a time of continued growth in telehealth Elsevier works with healthcare educators to prepare students, nursing and HCPs and provide innovative learning tools and analytics that improve educational outcomes and help prepare students for healthcare practice  The acquisition …

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RetinAI Collaborates with Novartis to Provide AI Solutions in Ophthalmology

Shots: RetinAI signs a multi-year collaboration with Novartis under which RetinAI’s IT solutions and AI tools will be employed to support multiple projects in ophthalmology and digital health The first project under the agreement will support a multi-center international clinical study involving patients with nAMD. The study is designed to investigate the influence of OCT …

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Exactech Acquires Muvr and it’s Digital Health Tech for Orthopedic Practices

Shots: Exactech has acquired intelligent patient wearables and digital communication solutions maker Muvr Labs to expand its Active Intelligence platform of smart technologies portfolio The Muvr platform includes patient wearables, mobile device applications, and chatbot texting, allowing the surgeons to remotely monitor patient recovery Exactech expects a pilot launch of the Muvr technology in early …

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Kaia Health Allied with Chiesi Group to Commercialize COPD App in Europe

Shots: Kaia Health signs an exclusive agreement with Chiesi Group to commercialize the Kaia Health COPD Pulmonary Rehabilitation app in the EU The app is CE marked in EU as a Class 1 medical device and has been investigated in one pilot trial and is the subject of an ongoing randomized control trial in the …

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Bayer to Fund Five New Startup Companies as Part of G4A Digital Health Partnerships Program

Shots: The funding focuses on fostering the development of a digital health ecosystem in the fields of cardiometabolic and renal diseases, oncology, and women’s health Bayer G4A partnership program offers 2 digital health collaboration segments. Under its Growth Track, selected early-stage startups receive $118.29M funding to accelerate market uptake and tailored business acceleration clinics and …

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Pear Therapeutics Launches Somryst Insomnia App Via an End-to-End Virtual Care Experience

Shots: Pear Therapeutics launches Somryst as the first PDT intended for use in the treatment of patients with chronic insomnia aged > 22yrs. It addresses the issues of chronic insomnia by delivering (CBTi) approach that trains the brain and body to sleep In a study of ~1,400 adults with CI, PDT reduced the amount of …

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Health2Sync Divulges Benefits of Integrating Fitbit Wearable Devices into Diabetes Care in Taiwan

Shots: Health2Sync reported the results of their clinical study in Taiwan, demonstrating that integrating Fitbit wearable devices with their Health2Sync patient management platform can help users to control T2DM Results: reduction in HbA1C (0.33%); patients who did mod. to high-intensity activity duration of at least 150mins/ week, reduction in HbA1C (0.66%); reduction in fasting BG …

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NightWare Receives the US FDA’s Approval for the First Medical Device to Stop NightMAres Related to PTSD

Shots: The US FDA has permitted marketing of a device intended for the temporary reduction of sleep disturbance related to nightmares in patients aged ≥22 yrs. suffering from nightmare disorder or PTSD Nightware utilizes Apple Watch and an iPhone that is configured and logged into a software application and the Nightware server and monitors the …

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Merck KGaA Collaborates with Iktos to Deploy AI in New Drug Design

Shots: Iktos will leverage its de novo generative design technology to be used in a structure-enabled context, facilitating the rapid & cost-effective design of Merck KGaA’s drug discovery program The collaboration follows the previous agreement of the companies signed in 2019. Merck KGaA is utilizing Iktos’ de novo design software platform Makya for MPO Iktos’ …

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Eisai and Cogstate Expand their Agreement to Develop and Commercialize Digital Cognitive Assessment Technologies

Shots: Eisai gets the global development rights and exclusive commercialization rights of all cognitive function tests developed by Cogstate, including the CBB for use in healthcare and other markets. The agreement allows the two companies to replicate the advancements that have already been launched in Japan, where Eisai has developed and launched a new digital …

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AWS and Onica Collaborate with Teva to Support its Digihaler Portfolio

Shots: The three companies collaborated to build & host Teva’s Digital Health Platform which is a cloud-based backend data system, supporting the company’s FDA-approved Digihaler portfolio that consists of built-in sensors and Bluetooth wireless technology which connects to a mobile app that tracks inhaler events and measures inspiratory flow when a patient inhales Onica supported …

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Bayer and 111 Collaborate to Explore the Vast Blue Ocean of Online Healthcare in China

Shots: The companies will collaborate on drug commercialization initiatives in China, including the commercialization of innovative drugs & healthcare products for chronic disease management, as well as providing reliable and convenient resources for patient education Bayer will leverage 111’s vast network of pharmacies and healthcare providers to enhance its channel management and patient outreach capabilities, …

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Takeda Collaborates with Accenture and AWS to Transform into a Cloud-Based Company

Shots: Takeda has entered into a five-year agreement with Accenture and Amazon Web Services (AWS) to support the company in moving 80% of its applications to the cloud and modernizing its research tools The transition of Takeda’s applications to the cloud will enable the company to remove non-differentiating technology and create a scalable architecture. The …

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GSK and AstraZeneca Plan to Deploy NVIDIA’s Supercomputer for Drug Development

Shots: NVIDIA reports that it is building the “Cambridge-1” supercomputer, which will be an NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD system capable of delivering 400+ petaflops of AI performance and 8 petaflops of Linpack performance and 1s expected to come online by the end of 2020 GSK and AstraZeneca will be the first company to harness Cambridge-1 for …

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Amazon Enters into Fitness Space with the Launch of Halo Band and App

Shots: Amazon launches the Halo fitness band and a subscription service by the same name. The smart band combines a suite of AI-powered health tool with an innovative and stylish wrist band Halo band and subscription service unlock an array of health metrics, including activity, sleep, body fat, and tone of voice analysis, to determine …

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Bayer and One Drop Collaborate to Develop Digital Therapies Across Multiple Therapeutic Areas

Shots: The two partners will jointly enhance the existing platform utilizing One Drop’s know-how and capabilities of the One Drop platform and will co-develop digital health therapies across multiple therapeutic areas                One Drop will receive $98M financing, development fees and commercial milestones while in exchange Bayer will receive royalties on sales. In the future, Bayer …

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BioSymetrics Signs an Agreement with Janssen and Sema4 to Utilize AI for the Prediction of COVID-19

Shots: The companies will use BioSymetrics Contingent-AI engine to characterize high-risk populations, measure and predict disease progression based on biological risk factors and treatment course and identify markers for clinical phenotype and severity of the disease The focus of the collaboration to predict the onset and severity of COVID-19 among different populations using machine learning …

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AstraZeneca Collaborates with Eko to Advance the Digital Health Tools for the Diagnosis of CV Diseases

Shots: The two companies collaborated to facilitate the development of digital health tools for the earlier screening of cardiovascular diseases, including HF AstraZeneca and Eko will accelerate the development of Eko algorithms, enhancing clinical trials with Eko technology, and potentially building new HF detection solutions. The agreement allows the companies to harness the potential to …

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Baxter and Ayogo Expand their Partnership to Advance Digital Health Solution for Home Dialysis

Shots: The companies expanded the collaboration to support the needs of patients with kidney disease via digital health solutions. The agreement integrates Ayogo’s LifePlan digital platform with Baxter’s expertise in renal care to develop mobile apps and digital solutions that bring personalized and timely support to patients with kidney failure Baxter made an equity investment …

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Abbott’s IOS-Compatible App Receives the US FDA’s Approval for Patients with Neurological Disorder

Shots: The US FDA approves Abbott’s patient controller app for use on Apple’s smartphone devices, allowing patients with neurological conditions such as chronic pain or movement disorders to manage their therapy directly from their smartphone The company plans to integrate the app into Abbott’s NeuroSphere Digital Care, launched in May’2020 which is compatible with Infinity …

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Chugai and Biofourmis Collaborate to Develop Solutions for Digitally Measuring Endometriosis Pain

Shots: The collaboration will deploy Biofourmis’ Biovitals platform to co-develop a novel digital technology for the objective assessment of pain using biosensors and AI-based algorithms. The solutions will be validated in the global study that enrolls 120+ endometriosis patients The digital solution for managing patients with endometriosis in an ambulatory setting will include a wearable, …

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Biocon Collaborates with Voluntis on Digital Therapeutics for Insulins

Shots: The two companies collaborated to develop and distribute innovative digital therapeutics supporting people with diabetes on biologics therapy. The collaboration allows Biocon to offer Insulia to T2D patients across several markets globally Biocon aspires to reimagine the patient ecosystem by developing a technology-dependent operating model enabling personalization of care, thus going beyond the product …

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