The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded seven companies and academic institutions grants to develop digital health technology to help with the Covid-19 pandemic.

World leaders came together virtually to mark the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, as the deadly coronavirus pandemic and tensions between the United States and China challenge the effectiveness and solidarity of the 193-member body.

Fernando Fernandez, Managing Director of FCB Health Network’s BX – Brand Experience Design Group, talked to Med Ad News about how COVID-19 has changed the way people interact with brands, how branding innovations such as audio and motion identities are making their way to pharma, and other topics.

Bay Area-based Graphite Bio launched with $45 million in Series A financing and a goal to use gene editing to correct defective genes through high-efficiency site-specific integration of new genetic sequences.

COVID-19 has dramatically altered many of the traditional means of communication and education in the medical community. As often happens in a major crisis, innovations have evolved at lightning speed. Healthcare audience outlooks and expectations have also taken permanent turns.

Med Ad News spoke with Nick Bartolomeo and Bryan O’Malley about their new roles at Fingerpaint and the creation of the SHIFT Performance™ Center of Excellence, the capabilities of SHIFT’s AI, the launch of Actionable Intelligence Engine™, and how they think SHIFT will be able to help clients in a proven, science-driven way.

Fingerpaint, a full-service health and wellness agency with five offices across the United States and nearly $80 million in revenue, announced that Nick Bartolomeo and Bryan O’Malley have been promoted to head of media and performance marketing and head of technology and performance innovation, respectively.

Celyad Oncology is at the forefront of cutting-edge immunotherapy and is hopeful of providing a new way forward for patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma.

Aiming to strengthen the concept “Nutrition Connects Us,” created by FCB Health Brasil, Nestlé Health Science is continuing the story of nutritionist Malu – which the company started in 2019 – and launching a new campaign on National Nutritionist Day.

Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Apple Inc. announced a new system that will enable public health authorities to use smartphones to assist in contact tracing without having to build an app.