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GSK Announces $5M Innovation Challenge Fund for Bioelectronic Medicine

GSK announced a $5 million Innovation Challenge Fund (ICF) to further encourage and advance collaborative research as part of its effort to develop bioelectronic medicines. The fund will support academic groups and small companies who want to develop solutions for GSK’s Bioelectronics Innovation Challenge, which was developed by a group of leading scientists from around…

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Humana Launches HealthApp for Apple HealthKit

Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), one of the country’s leading health and well-being companies, announced today full integration with Apple’s HealthKit for HumanaVitality®, the company’s consumer health app for iPhone and iPod touch, providing users a clear and current overview of their health and fitness data.

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HealthKit is Finally Live

Originally posted on VentureBeat: Apple’s HealthKit consumer health platform and ecosystem is officially out. After a couple of false starts, HealthKit and the “Health” app are live in iOS 8. Much has been said about HealthKit, bad and good, hopeful and doubtful. And Apple itself has done very little to promote or educate the public about…

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Notable FDA Clearances for Digital Health Apps

Originally posted by MobiHealthNews, who has been tracking FDA clearances for smartphone-connected medical devices and standalone apps for many years. So far 2014 has had its fair share — about two dozen digital health-related FDA clearances have been secured this year. Here’s a roundup:

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Philips to split and focus on HealthTech

Philips ($PHG) has been agonizing over how to repair its ailing healthcare business for some time. Now it’s decided to split into two companies. One will be devoted to its Healthcare and Consumer Lifestyle businesses, while the other will spin off and be composed of the Lighting business.

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