Whatever the long-term future for life sciences, in house lawyers and their business counterparts as well as outside advisors who are able to navigate the convergence of business and legal issues surrounding the life sciences and technology industries will have a competitive advantage over those who ignore the parallel convergences that are taking place, continuing to focus instead on life sciences and technology as distinct and separate fields.
Samsung’s latest phones, the Galaxy S9 and S9+, will incorporate a new digital health app that will track users' blood pressure and stress level while helping researchers collect data. Seoul-based Samsung Electronics teamed up with the University of California San Fransisco to develop the research app, called My BP Lab.
The UK's National Health Service is putting out the call for more mobile health apps for its NHS Apps Library, and has chosen an agency to certify those apps. The library now features 46 mHealth apps - only one of which has passed muster.
The Indian healthcare sector is growing at a fast pace because of increasing investments from government and private players. With nearly 70 percent of country's population living in rural areas, lack of critical medical facilities such as hospitals and clinics are in total disarray. With the rise of mobile technologies, the health apps are growing rapidly in the Indian market. As a result, mHealth (mobile delivery of healthcare) is gaining ground in India.
Emaptica's Embrace, the consumer-facing wearable for epileptic seizure detection, received 510(k) clearance from the FDA last month. The wearable, which has already been used in clinical trials by pharma company Sunovion, has a long history that's led it up to this milestone.
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