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GSK R&D Chief Outlines the Potential of Bioelectronics

July 31, 2012

Moncef Slaoui, head of R&D at GlaxoSmithKline, outlines the therapeutic potential of bioelectronics in an interview with the Financial Times. Slaoui explains that implantable transmitters could be used to treat…


Biopharmas Need to Focus on Solutions not Products in mHealth Era

The health care industry has been slow to respond to the information technology revolution, but now a combination of factors including big data, social media, and mobility are reshaping health…


Proteus Digital Pill Sensor Gains FDA Clearence

July 30, 2012

Proteus Digital Health has received FDA clearance for its trail-blazing ingestible sensor. The sensor was cleared as a medical device and is an integral part of the Proteus digital health…


Boomers Tell Survey They are Willing to Pay for mHealth Apps

A survey of Baby Boomers showed that more than two-thirds of the respondents were willing to pay as much as $10 for an mHealth app to monitor or manage a…


Cybersecurity and Medical Devices

An article in the Journal PLoS reports that medical devices that rely on wireless technology to transmit data could be vulnerable to cyber attacks and urges improved federal monitoring of…


Digital Health VC Investment Nears Half a Billion in the First Half of 2012

July 27, 2012

Venture capital investment in digital health rose three-fold in the first half of 2012 to nearly half a billion dollars according to the Burrill Report. They reported 46 investments  for…


When the “Grey Area” Between Medical Device, Consumer App is Just Fine

Is the $1.99 iPhone Cardiograph a medical device or a consumer app? The FDA will presumably let us know soon enough. But in the meantime it may not matter. It’s…


$7.5M for an Innovative Way to Drive Innovation

The need for health care innovation is spawning a diverse ecosystem of organizations that train, nurture, and support health care entrepreneurs. Now Startup Health, which runs the StartUp Health Academy,…


Many mHealth Apps Potentially Straddle Regulatory Grey Area

July 26, 2012

When it comes to regulation of mHealth apps, intent matters according to Bakul Patel, policy director for the FDA’s Office of the Center Director, Center for Device and Radiological Health…


mHealth App Market to Diverge

mhealth app market divergeThis article in HealthTechZone does a laudable job in contrasting consumer medical apps with medical apps for doctors and hospitals.
However, like much recent commentary, it does not note the…