Last week the mobihealthnews team attended part of the Wireless Life-Sciences Alliance meeting out in La Jolla, California. One of the founding members of the Alliance, mid-market investment firm TripleTree, announced its inaugural wireless life-sciences innovation/insight/initiative awards: the I Awards.
TripleTree explained that the awards aim to “showcase companies that are delivering and developing disruptive technologies and services that demonstrate innovation, insight and initiative in the wireless life-sciences sector.”
This year TripleTree awarded Proteus Biomedical, GreatCall/Jitterbug and IntelliDOT as the first recipients of the firm’s awards.
The list of finalists reads like a who’s who of top companies in the emerging wireless health sector. Here’s the full list with links to each company’s website.
Proteus Biomedical – Electronically observed pharmaceutical therapy platform (winner)
GreatCall — Jitterbug: Simple cell phone with 24-hour live service (winner)
IntelliDOT — Wireless workflow manager connecting caregivers with information systems (winner)
BeWell Mobile — Multiple disease management applications
CellTrak Technologies — Homecare automation with GPS cell phones
Diversinet — Health Information transparency in partnership with AllOne Mobile
Epocrates — Rx drug and formulary reference
MedApps — Wireless health monitoring
MicroCHIPS — Continuous glucose management system
Philometron — PTMS program weight management system
Tagnos — Patient flow management applications
Triage Wireless — Wireless telemetry/vital signs monitoring
Jitterbug: Repurpose mobile entertainment tech for mHealth
Proteus Biomedical partners with two drug companies for trials
IntelliDOT CEO has worked “feverishly” on mHealth
Diversinet brought in $1.6M from mHealth deals
Epocrates alerts doctors to potentially harmful drug
MedApps connects to Microsoft’s HealthVault