Tagged Novartis


Three digital tech firms receive €20k for healthcare treatments

Sandoz, a Novartis division, has announced the winners of the 2019 Sandoz Healthcare Access Challenge (HACk). Sandoz HACk invites entrepreneurs and innovators in the field of digital technology to submit ideas with the potential to complement, or positively disrupt, established approaches to driving access to healthcare. Speaking at the ‘Startup of the Year’ event at…


New acceleration programme for start-ups officially launches

Three health start-ups have been selected to join a new acceleration programme launched by pharma company Novartis and 02’s innovation arm, Wayra UK. The Health Hub is an intensive nine-month acceleration programme where start-ups gain access to the companies’ expertise and extensive networks to help bring their solutions to market. The programme looks at how…


Novartis launch app letting patients participate in research trials from home

Pharmaceutical company Novartis has launched an ophthalmic digital research app to help researchers track disease progression. The FocalView app collects real-time, self-reported data directly from consenting patients. By adapting the design of clinical trials to suit the daily routine of patients, the app may reduce barriers to participation, and potentially accelerate the development of novel…


Healthcare companies pair up to work on digital solutions for schizophrenia and MS

A collaboration between healthcare solutions provider, Novartis, and Pear Therapeutics has been announced that aims to develop digital therapeutics for patients with schizophrenia and multiple sclerosis (MS). The companies will work together, drawing on Novartis’ expertise in biomedical research and clinical development and Pear Therapeutics’ experience in digital therapeutics design and implementation, to develop new treatments…


Yo doc! Is big pharma watching you?

How big pharma is using big data to target doctors Doctors and drugs are big business. It’s nothing new that big pharma has long coveted the prescription pad as a sure-fire way to plump up profits. But last year health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, announced plans to crack down on financial gifts between doctors and drug…

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