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By Jonah Comstock January 21, 2016
According to a report in Bloomberg, GlaxoSmithKline is in talks with Qualcomm to create a new joint venture to develop medical technology. Financial Times added in its report that the JV could be worth up to $1 billion. Very little information about the prospective partnership is available, but it makes sense for both companies: Qualcomm has already teamed up with both Roche and Novartis on major...
By Brian Dolan October 27, 2015
Fitbit Surge The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), which puts on the massive CES event in Las Vegas every January, just published a set of voluntary guidelines for how technology companies should approach privacy and security for personal wellness data collected by wearable devices and other connected wellness devices. The CEA said the guidelines represent a consensus among its member...
By Jonah Comstock October 22, 2015
The FDA has cleared SmartLinx Vitals Plus, a mobile-connected in-hospital patient monitoring system from Qualcomm Life subsidiary Capsule. It received FDA 510(k) clearance for prescription use as a class II medical device. Qualcomm Life completed the acquisition of the French company just last month. On its website, Capsule describes Vitals Plus as "an innovative patient monitoring system that...
By Jonah Comstock October 21, 2015
Los Angeles-based mobile clinical trials company Science 37 has raised $6.5 million from Lux Capital and dRx Capital, a joint venture of Qualcomm and Novartis that launched in January. The funding will help the company develop and roll out its novel clinical trial operating model, which uses mobile technology to allow patients to participate in the trial from their homes. The company draws on ...
By Jonah Comstock September 14, 2015
Qualcomm Life, the mobile technology company's subsidiary focused on medical device connectivity, has acquired Capsule Technologie, a France-based clinical data management company that currently serves 1,930 hospital clients in 38 countries, for an undisclosed amount. Up until now, Qualcomm's focus has been on connecting the data from home healthcare devices back to the hospital. But with the...
By Jonah Comstock September 1, 2015
Pictured above: A device from Cambridge-based MC10, a company focused on flexible electronics. The US Department of Defense is making a big bet on flexible electronics, an area of technology with close ties to mobile health. The DoD announced last week that it will invest $75 million in a public-private partnership called the Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Flexible Hybrid Electronics,...
By Jonah Comstock January 29, 2015
Less than a month after announcing its partnership with Novartis, Qualcomm is adding another big pharmaceutical company to its list of 2net partners: Roche, who will use Qualcomm Life's 2net platform to capture patient data from connected devices, starting with anti-coagulation meters. “This collaboration marks a significant milestone for Roche as we launch a new generation of point-of-care...
By Jonah Comstock January 12, 2015
Qualcomm is already one of the biggest investors in digital health, according to Rock Health. Qualcomm and Novartis, which announced a partnership just last week for mobile-enabled clinical trials, will also be banding together to start an investment firm, the companies announced ahead of the JP Morgan Healthcare event this week. Qualcomm Ventures and Novartis will leverage up to $100 million...
By Jonah Comstock January 8, 2015
Qualcomm's 2net Hub Qualcomm Life announced two major partnerships at CES15 this year: one with pharmaceutical company Novartis and the other with pharmacy chain Walgreens. Novartis selected Qualcomm Life as a partner for its global Trials of the Future program, in which Novartis is endeavoring to use more mobile technology in its clinical trials and to provide connectivity for future Novartis...
By Jonah Comstock June 10, 2014
Teladoc was one of the many signatories on one of the letters recently sent to incoming HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell. After efforts to remove restrictions from CMS coverage of telehealth through legislative channels have stalled, telehealth stakeholders have sent a barrage of open letters to incoming US Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell, urging her to use her newfound...

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