Walgreens Boots Alliance had doubts about Theranos' proprietary blood testing technology when it partnered with the company a few years ago. But Walgreens forged ahead with a deal anyway and that decision has come back to bite it--big time.
Roche's Diabetes Care has signed a deal with implantable glucose sensor company Senseonics to sell its Eversense Continuous Glucose Monitoring System in Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. The deal comes just after a CE mark for the system earlier this month. Read more >>
A lot of companies are claiming to provide a better route toward value-based healthcare. But one startup has a lot of heavy hitters from healthcare providers and payers as well as government that are betting it's on the right track. Read more >>
Self-monitoring blood glucose is relatively uncommon among diabetes patients in developing nations. Type 2 diabetics in countries including China and India, where the next massive wave of diabetes patients is emerging, typically don't monitor themselves on a daily basis as is the standard of care in developed economies. These patients receive occasional in-clinic monitoring--if any at all. Read more >>
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IBM launched Watson Health in April last year, leveraging the machine-learning capabilities of its Watson supercomputer to help improve patient outcomes. Now, Dr. Paul Tang is joining as chief health transformation officer, and his goal is to identify ways that Watson can be used to set up a "personalized healthcare" system.
Johnson & Johnson has been wading through vaginal mesh litigation, sometimes to no avail. Now the company is facing pushback from Washington and California law officials who sued J&J over its allegedly faulty implants.
Propeller is quickly lining up smart inhaler partnerships. It's just disclosed a sixth deal with a health system or biopharma company--that's in the last 6 months alone. This time, it's a partnership with Medicare and Medicaid-focused health provider Molina Healthcare of New Mexico.
TransMedics hopes to transform the way human organs are preserved when they are transported for donor transplantation. Its Organ Care System is a portable, ex vivo organ perfusion system designed to preserve a donor heart in a near-normothermic and beating state from retrieval to transplantation. The current approach in the U.S. is to rapidly cool organs upon removal and keep them in cold storage until surgery.
It's been a long road for St. Jude Medical with its stroke prevention device, but the company is celebrating a milestone after an FDA panel recommended the product for approval.
Apple has sharpened its focus in healthcare over the past couple of years with new apps and technology. One of the company's latest projects, a health-centered Apple Watch, will play a key role in its future success, CEO Tim Cook said.
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