Partnership

Blueprints for UK pharma-NHS joint working

Joint working could hold at least part of the answer to getting the NHS back on its feet after COVID, according to the ABPI. As the NHS begins to recover from the biggest crisis in its history, the biopharmaceutical industry is stepping up to the plate to offer its support and a new online repository of …

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Cadence launches with $41M, strikes partnership with LifePoint Health

The company offers a remote patient monitoring platform that enables clinicians to not only monitor patients at home but also provide personalized feedback via texts and video visits. The platform will be deployed at LifePoint Health facilities and used to deliver remote care to more than 100,000 patients.

Provider-owned Innovation Lab partners with Olive to build automation tools

Innovation Lab, an incubator owned by six nonprofit health systems, is joining forces with Olive to co-develop technology that will automate operational and clinical workflows. The companies will leverage Olive’s AI platform, as well as Innovation Lab’s frontline access to its health system owners.

Jefferson Health-backed Tendo Systems gains $50M to digitize patient journey

Tendo Systems, a company that is co-developing a digital engagement platform with provider organizations like Jefferson Health, raised $50 million in a new funding round. The funds will be used to advance the development of the platform, which aims to be the “OpenTable” of healthcare.

Pacira BioSciences, Inc. partners with Ashfield Engage to deliver European commercial infrastructure

Ashfield Engage, part of UDG Healthcare plc, today announced that it has been selected by US-based Pacira BioSciences, Inc. to provide strategic commercialization services for its non-opioid pain management products in select European countries. Pacira has partnered with Ashfield Engage to develop a commercial strategy and deliver outsourced operations in numerous European countries, including the …

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Blue Health Intelligence, AnalyticsIQ to help fight health inequity by enhancing payer data

Together, the companies will add race, ethnicity and language information as well as social determinants of health factors to a database of millions of Blues plan members. The insights gleaned will be used to design interventions and develop community partnerships to reduce disparities in care.

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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Cleveland Clinic, IBM launch 10-year tech-enabled research partnership

The healthcare provider and technology giant have entered into a 10-year partnership that will leverage AI, cloud and quantum computing capabilities to accelerate research. The collaboration will include the first private-sector installation of the IBM Quantum System One.

Epic-Humana partnership enters new phase focused on prior authorizations

The partnership between the insurer and EHR giant — announced a year and a half ago — will now focus on streamlining prior authorizations and offering providers enhanced insights about their patients. Ochsner Health will be among the first to implement the new capabilities offered by the companies.

Syngenta and Botanical Solution Inc. (BSI) team up for a new botanical-based biofungicde rollout !

Davis, CA: Botanical Solution Inc. (BSI) and Syngenta, two companies which are closely aligned in their commitment to innovation and sustainability in agriculture, announce that they have reached an agreement to commercialize BSI’s first product in Peru and Mexico. The two companies have already commercialized successfully the product in Chile under the trade name BotristopÒ. This biofungicide …

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ViewPoints Interview: PGDx’s Megan Bailey Shares Insight on the Partnership with QIAGEN and Almac

In an interview with PharmaShots, Megan Bailey, CEO of PGDx shared her views on PGDx’s collaboration with QIAGEN and Almac to advance cancer diagnostics and make precision medicine more accessible to healthcare systems, laboratories, and patients globally. Shots: On Jan 11, 2021, PGDx and Almac collaborated to enhance patient care in the oncology On Jan …

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Geisinger Health Plan, Tomorrow Health partner to make getting home care supplies easier

Per the partnership, Geisinger Health Plan’s half a million members will gain access to Tomorrow Health’s services, which focus on coordinating medical supplies for home-based care. Tomorrow Health’s platform connects patients to medical equipment suppliers and guides them through the purchase process.

Gilead/Galapagos alliance hit again as IPF drug is binned

Gilead and Galapagos’ much-trumpeted R&D alliance has suffered another setback with the abandonment of ziritaxestat after a late-stage failure in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).  Ziritaxestat (GLPG1690) – a first-in-class autotaxin inhibitor – was the flagship asset in the $5.11 billion partnership signed by the two companies in 2019, and has been advanced into the phase …

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Prescient Healthcare Group to Partner with Bridgepoint Development Capital

The partnership will further enhance the depth, breadth and value of services for Prescient’s pharmaceutical and biotech clients. LONDON, January 21, 2021: Prescient Healthcare Group (Prescient), a global product strategy advisory firm serving the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, announced today that Bridgepoint Development Capital, part of Bridgepoint, the international alternative asset management group, has agreed …

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Oxford BioTherapeutics to research cell therapies for Gilead’s Kite

Gilead Sciences’ Kite unit has teamed up with the UK’s Oxford BioTherapeutics (OBT) to develop a new clutch of cell therapy products for solid tumours and blood cancers. The partnership covers up to five oncology targets identified by OBT using its discovery platform, and the UK firm will try to develop antibodies against them. Kite …

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Amazon opens 4 more primary care clinics with Crossover Health

Amazon, which opened a primary care clinic for employees in June, has added four more such clinics — all operated by medical group Crossover Health. The new clinics are based in Texas, but Amazon plans to open more locations in Arizona, Kentucky and Michigan over the next year.

CEPI to Invest ~$328M in Clover’s COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

Shots: CEPI’s total investment in Clover’s S-Trimer vaccine candidate will be up to $328 M, including $69.5M previously announced have funded preclinical studies and P-l study, preparations for the global pivotal P-ll/lll efficacy study, and initial manufacturing scale-up activities The expanded collaboration will provide $258.5M for a global pivotal P-ll/lll efficacy clinical trial which is …

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Blue Oak taps AI specialist Exscientia for CNS drug discovery

US startup Blue Oak Pharma has joined a lengthening list of companies turning to Exscientia of the UK for its expertise in applying artificial intelligence to drug discovery. Waltham, Massachusetts-based Blue Oak –  led by neurobiologist and former Eli Lilly and Sunovion executive Tom Large – will work with Exscientia on new classes of neuropsychiatric …

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Google pumps $100m into Amwell as telehealth firm eyes IPO

It’s all go in the US telehealth sector, with Alphabet’s Google investing $100 million in Amwell on the same day the Boston-based firm unveiled plans for an initial public offering (IPO). Google has also agreed a partnership with Amwell that makes the telehealth company its preferred partner, while Amwell in turn has agreed to switch …

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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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