Google announced on March 24 the latest plans for using smartphones to monitor health, saying the company would test whether capturing heart sounds and eyeball images could help people identify issues from home.
The U.S. Senate on February 15 voted to confirm Dr. Robert Califf as commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration after some senators had argued his ties to the pharmaceutical industry or views on birth control made him unfit for the role.
Galvani Bioelectronics, a clinical-stage company formed through a strategic partnership between GlaxoSmithKline and Verily Life Sciences in 2016 with the aim to develop targeted neuromodulation therapies, announced that the first patient with rheumatoid arthritis was treated through stimulation of the splenic nerve using the its novel bioelectronics platform.
Isomorphic Laboratories, an AI-driven startup owned by Google parent firm Alphabet, announced plans to foray into drug discovery and development by tapping into the technology of its sister company DeepMind.
Talkatoo, creators of the easy-to-use, efficient and platform-agnostic dictation software for animal health professionals, announced the closing of a new, oversubscribed round of funding led by Klick Ventures.
Facebook Inc. removed over three dozen pages spreading misinformation about Covid-19 vaccines, after the White House called on social media firms to tighten controls on pandemic-related facts shared on their platforms.
Google’s Verily snapped up Raleigh, N.C.-based SignalPath and the company’s clinical trial management system that is expected to support its own clinical trial and evidence-based platform known as Baseline.
Klick Health and Lakeridge Health introduced a technologically advanced medication dosage calculator to help pharmacists and physicians determine the correct amount of vancomycin for treating life-threatening, antibiotic-resistant, bacterial infections.
By 2023, marketers will no longer have access to third-party cookies on Google Chrome. The move aligns with the policy of Apple Safari and Mozilla Firefox, which have already blocked third-party cookies and left Chrome representing 92 percent of the remaining cookies on the internet. Many pharmaceutical brands have not invested solely in a cookie-based approach over the years, so those marketers were able to pursue additional marketing tactics on endemic and Point of Care channels to engage physicians during campaigns.
New research from Klick Applied Sciences found that people using interactive voice technology for information on medications still get the most accurate results from Google Assistant. Management says the data are especially relevant as consumers have increasingly been turning to these platforms during the pandemic.