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Tech Tonics: Chris Benko, From Fortune 100 to Fortune Seeker

Tech Tonics: Chris Benko, From Fortune 100 to Fortune Seeker

Chris Benko first joined Merck when he was but a lad of eighteen, rising through the ranks in HR and talent management to become one of the youngest VPs in the history of the organization, at the age of 34.

But instead of continuing his ascending career into the senior ranks of biopharma, Chris opted instead to scratch the entrepreneurial itch and, after several years in Merck venture capital group, he founded a new company and left Merck to run it.

ActiGraph Launches CentrePoint Toolkit to Provide Technology Framework for Home-­ based Healthcare Solutions

ActiGraph Launches CentrePoint Toolkit to Provide Technology Framework for Home-­ based Healthcare Solutions

Pensacola, FL – Nov 15, 2016 -­ ActiGraph, a leading provider of clinical-­grade wearable activity and sleep monitoring solutions, has announced the launch of the CentrePoint technology toolkit, which enables clients to leverage the company’s ecosystem of hardware and software tools in the development of proprietary remote patient monitoring (RPM) systems and other home healthcare delivery solutions.

What’s the sweet spot for digital health collaborations with pharma clinical studies?

What’s the sweet spot for digital health collaborations with pharma clinical studies?

This week’s news that Takeda Pharmaceuticals inked a deal with Koneksa Health, a digital health startup that uses wearables and connected devices to gather patient data, reinforces the point that pharma companies have found a place for digital health tools in drug development. Koneksa Health CEO Chris Benko said he views the natural place for the use of these technologies in clinical studies either in early phases or as an exploratory addition in later phases in a phone interview with MedCity News.

Takeda and Koneksa Health Announce Strategic Collaboration to Use Digital Health Tools in Clinical Trials

Takeda and Koneksa Health Announce Strategic Collaboration to Use Digital Health Tools in Clinical Trials

Cambridge, Mass. , and New York, NY, USA,  November 7, 2016 – Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502) (“Takeda”) and Koneksa Health, Inc. (“Koneksa”), an early stage company focused on the integration of real world data into clinical research, today announced an ongoing strategic collaboration to utilize new digital health tools in clinical trials.