17 Sep

HealthBeacon joins Irish Trade Mission in Brazil

Digital Therapeutic company, HealthBeacon, joined Irish and Brazilian Ministers for trade mission in São Paulo.

HealthBeacon joined Enterprise Ireland last week in São Paulo, Brazil with Irish Minister Pat Breen TD, Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, the EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection as part of a trade mission to Brazil. HealthBeacon and Minister Breen were hosted by AbbVie Pharmaceuticals at a working lunch with the key Brazilian government bodies in Education and Research as well as meeting with Brazil’s Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Mr. Gilberto Kassab. The Minister met with LATAM General Manager, Andrea Rangel, and North American Operations Director, Sean Glynn.

HealthBeacon has received full regulatory approval from Anatel and Anvisa to bring their smart sharps system into the Brazilian market. Brazil is a major market with millions of patients and is a key country in HealthBeacon’s global expansion strategy.  The Brazil launch will represent the first market in South America with additional LATAM markets implementing shortly.

Enterprise Ireland will be hosting this trade mission focusing on Irish trade in Brazil and Latin America.  Ireland is a proven innovation powerhouse, ranked a European leader for innovation in SMEs, employment impacts and sales impacts by the 2018 European Innovation Scoreboard:

  • Ireland is rated by Bloomberg as one of the top 15 most innovative nations in the world
  • Ireland ranks 11th globally for quality of its scientific research (Thomsson Reuters/Clarivate InCites, November 2017)
  • Ireland ranks 6th in the IMD World Competitiveness ranking
  • Ireland ranks 8th in Forbes Best Countries for Business ranking

 

Two-way trade between Ireland and Brazil continues to grow, with the combined trade in goods and services worth close to €1.8 billion in 2016. Irish Small and Medium Enterprises, such as those on this trade mission, have been shown a strong commitment to developing partnerships in the Brazilian market, increasing their sales here to over €42 million in 2017. 

About HealthBeacon

HealthBeacon is a Digital Therapeutics company that develops smart tools for managing medication. HealthBeacon has developed an injectable medication management system that tightly monitors patients digitally, keeping them adherent to their prescription and leveraging real time data to drive clinical intervention. This system has been clinically reviewed, validated by the pharmaceutical industry and has been integrated into patient care programs throughout North America and Europe, delivering valuable data to both the patient and their clinical team.

10 Sep

HealthBeacon shortlisted as Supplier of the Year to the Pharma Industry

Digital Therapeutics company, HealthBeacon has been short listed in two categories at the Pharma Industry Awards.

The HealthBeacon Smart Sharps Platform has once again been nominated for their outstanding work with global pharmaceutical brands to support injectable medication treatments. HealthBeacon will defend their title of Pharma Project of the Year at the Pharma Industry Awards 2018. This year, HealthBeacon has also been short listed for another important award, Pharma Supplier of the Year. The Supplier of the Year award recognises a company or organisation that has provided a ‘best in class’ service, solution, product or goods to the Pharmaceutical industry. So far in 2018, HealthBeacon has received FDA clearance to enter the USA market, regulatory approval to bring HealthBeacon to Brazil and won multiple awards from the pharmaceutical industry.

Last year, HealthBeacon won the category for Pharma Project of the Year-Large and were shortlisted for Innovation of the Year. Since launching in 2014, the Pharma Industry Awards has established itself as the benchmark for excellence for those operating in Ireland’s pharma industry.

The Pharma Project of the Year award recognises an outstanding project undertaken in Ireland’s Pharma industry over the past 12 months. We believe the HealthBeacon project has received this special recognition due to the scale of the opportunity to impact the pharmaceutical industry. With billions of dollars spent annually, medication adherence is one of the most challenging issues facing the industry today.

The finalists will be present and the winners will be revealed at the gala awards ceremony on October 23rd at the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, Dublin.

https://www.pharmaawards.ie/shortlist

 

About HealthBeacon

HealthBeacon is a Digital Therapeutics company that develops smart tools for managing medication. HealthBeacon has developed an injectable medication management system that tightly monitors patients digitally, keeping them adherent to their prescription and leveraging real time data to drive clinical intervention. This system has been clinically reviewed, validated by the pharmaceutical industry and has been integrated into patient care programs throughout North America and Europe, delivering valuable data to both the patient and their clinical team.

09 Jul

HealthBeacon announces the US Launch of its FDA Cleared Adherence Device at MAGIC Foundation’s Annual Conference in Chicago



HealthBeacon partners with MAGIC Foundation to bring their innovative digital therapeutic technology to US patient group for human growth disorders.

(Dublin, Ireland; Chicago, IL, July 9th, 2018) HealthBeacon, a digital therapeutic leader in medication adherence, and the MAGIC Foundation, the world’s leading advocacy and information group for human growth disorders, has announced that their smart sharps platform will be made available to patients that are members of the MAGIC Foundation in the USA.

The MAGIC Foundation is a charitable non-profit organization created to provide support services for the families of children afflicted with a wide variety of chronic and/or critical disorders, syndromes and diseases that affect a child’s growth. HealthBeacon identified the MAGIC Foundation as their chosen partner to promote the MAGIC Foundation mission “to reduce the emotional and physical trauma caused by growth disorders, resulting in healthier, happier children and consequently, adults.”

HealthBeacon will be introduced to patients and carers at the MAGIC Foundation’s 24th Annual Conference in Illinois on July 12th, 2018. HealthBeacon’s injectable adherence platform has been cleared by the FDA, and this cornerstone event is the first step to make the HealthBeacon smart sharps system available to the millions of Americans on long term, chronic injectable care. This major launch event will kick off HealthBeacon’s US Tour to introduce their digital therapeutic platform to influencers and advocates nationwide.

MAGIC Foundation is the global leader in endocrine health, advocacy, education, and support. HealthBeacon believes that engaging with the world leading advocacy groups will provide a strong network and patient engagement program to improve medication adherence for patients with human growth disorders.

“MAGIC Foundation is so pleased to offer our patients such an impactful and innovative solution to help with their treatment programs.  We appreciate and always welcome ways to improve the lives and the care of our patients and their families.” Dianne Kremidas, Executive Director at The MAGIC Foundation.

Since launching commercially in Europe, in 2013, HealthBeacon currently serves thousands of patients across 10 markets in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and South America.

About HealthBeacon
HealthBeacon is a Digital Therapeutics company that develops smart tools for managing medication. HealthBeacon has developed an injectable medication management system that tightly monitors patients digitally, keeping them adherent to their prescription and leveraging real time data to drive clinical intervention. This system has been clinically reviewed, validated by the pharmaceutical industry and has been integrated into patient care programs throughout North America and Europe, delivering valuable data to both the patient and their clinical team.

About MAGIC Foundation
The MAGIC Foundation was incorporated in the state of Illinois and received 501(C)3 non-profit status October 29, 1989. Since its inception the Foundation has grown to include support services for adults who were also impacted by these disorders.

24 May

HealthBeacon Obtains FDA Clearance for the World’s First Smart Sharps Adherence Device



Digital Therapeutic company HealthBeacon receives 510K FDA clearance to provide smart sharps bins to US patients

(Dublin, Ireland; Boston, MA) HealthBeacon, a digital therapeutic innovator, announced today that they have received clearance by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to offer the HealthBeacon smart sharps bin to patients using injectable medications in the US.

HealthBeacon’s injectable adherence platform has been cleared by the FDA, and will be available for the first time to the millions of Americans on long term, chronic injectable care. HealthBeacon anticipates the US commercial launch of its platform later this summer.

Since launching commercially in Europe, in 2013, HealthBeacon currently serves thousands of patients across 10 markets in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and South America.

HealthBeacon CEO, Jim Joyce, has stated, “Working with the FDA over the last year, and ultimately receiving FDA clearance is a defining moment for HealthBeacon as a company. We are excited to launch in the US later this summer.”

The digital therapeutic market has reached significant landmarks in the last year, and HealthBeacon joins a small but elite number of digital therapeutic organizations with validated technology that have received FDA clearance.

Robert K. Coughlin, President and CEO of MassBio has commented, “I am delighted to hear HealthBeacon has received FDA Clearance for their novel medical technology, and has chosen Boston to launch their U.S. operations. There is no better place in the world for the life sciences, and we’re thrilled to welcome a company that will bring further value to the healthcare system and to patients.”

Dublin, Ireland based HealthBeacon has strong ties to the US, as it is founded by Irish-American and native Bostonian Jim Joyce. This connection has strengthened since opening their first US based office in Boston in March of 2017.

This clearance is part of HealthBeacon’s regulatory strategy to make its technology available globally. This follows on HealthBeacon’s recent announcement of approval for the Brazilian market.

About HealthBeacon

HealthBeacon is a Digital Therapeutics company that develops smart tools for managing medication. HealthBeacon has developed an injectable medication management system that tightly monitors patients digitally, keeping them adherent to their prescription and leveraging real time data to drive clinical intervention. This system has been clinically reviewed, validated by the pharmaceutical industry and has been integrated into patient care programs throughout North America and Europe, delivering valuable data to both the patient and their clinical team.

12 Apr

Digital Therapeutic Innovator HealthBeacon receives full regulatory approval for the Brazilian market

(DUBLIN, SAO PAOLO, April 12, 2018) HealthBeacon announced today that it has completed the regulatory process to launch their smart sharps bin and digital therapeutic platform into Brazil. Approval for marketing by both the telecom and health regulators opens HealthBeacon to service the millions of patients on injectable medications in Brazil. Following great success in Europe and North America, HealthBeacon’s Brazilian partners are enthusiastic about presenting this innovative technology through their patient support programmes.

HealthBeacon is the market leader in tracking adherence for injectable medications and has already launched into 8 countries in Europe and North America. Thousands of patients in these markets are showing double digit increases in adherence versus patients without connected medicines.

Due to the size of Brazil, supporting patients who are far away from hospital is a key priority in improving outcomes of community health. HealthBeacon entering this market represents an advancement in care for patients on chronic injection therapies used in the home. HealthBeacon CEO Jim Joyce said about the launch in Brazil,

“We’ve been working on preparing for the Brazilian market over the last year. Our strategy is to make our technology available globally we are excited to make the HealthBeacon available in such an important market.”

Back in October, HealthBeacon hosted Brazilian insurance influencers in our Dublin office to participate in a workshop to explore the opportunities afford in Brazil and the enthusiasm was resounding.

Brazil is a major market with millions of patients and is a key country in HealthBeacon’s global expansion strategy.  The Brazil launch will represent the first market in Latin America with additional LATAM markets implementing shortly. HealthBeacon’s global expansion includes entering another 8 countries across Europe, North America and Latin America in 2018.

The Latin American team is headed up by Regional Manager Andrea Rangel, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The HealthBeacon will be available to patients in Brazil over the coming months.

About HealthBeacon

HealthBeacon is a Digital Therapeutics company that develops smart tools for managing medication. HealthBeacon has developed an injectable medication management system that tightly monitors patients digitally, keeping them adherent to their prescription and leveraging real time data to drive clinical intervention. This system has been clinically reviewed, validated by the pharmaceutical industry and has been integrated into patient care programs throughout North America and Europe, delivering valuable data to both the patient and their clinical team.

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(DUBLIN, SÃO PAULO, 12 de abril de 2018) HealthBeacon anunciou hoje que concluiu o processo de regulamentação para o lançamento de sua plataforma terapêutica inteligente e digital no Brasil. A aprovação para comercialização pelos reguladores de telecomunicações e de saúde abre o HealthBeacon para atender aos milhões de pacientes com medicamentos injetáveis ​​no Brasil. Após o grande sucesso na Europa e na América do Norte, os parceiros brasileiros da HealthBeacon estão entusiasmados em apresentar essa tecnologia inovadora por meio de seus programas de suporte ao paciente.

A HealthBeacon é líder de mercado no rastreamento da adesão de medicamentos injetáveis ​​e já foi lançada em oito países da Europa e América do Norte. Milhares de pacientes nesses mercados tem apresentando aumentos de dois dígitos na adesão versus pacientes sem medicamentos conectados.

Devido ao tamanho do Brasil, o suporte a pacientes que estão longe do hospital é uma prioridade fundamental para melhorar os resultados da saúde da comunidade. A entrada da HealthBeacon neste mercado representa um avanço no atendimento aos pacientes em terapias de injeção crônica utilizados em casa. O CEO da HealthBeacon, Jim Joyce, falou sobre o lançamento no Brasil,

“Estamos trabalhando na preparação para o mercado brasileiro desde o ano passado. Nossa estratégia é disponibilizar nossa tecnologia globalmente e estamos empolgados em disponibilizar o HealthBeacon em um mercado tão importante”.

Em outubro, a HealthBeacon trouxeos influenciadores de seguros brasileiros em nosso escritório em Dublin para participar de um workshop para explorar as oportunidades oferecidas no Brasil e o entusiasmo foi retumbante.

O Brasil é um mercado importante com milhões de pacientes e é um país-chave na estratégia de expansão global da HealthBeacon. O lançamento no Brasil representará o primeiro mercado na América Latina com mercados adicionais LATAM implementando em breve. A expansão global da HealthBeacon inclui a entrada em outros 8 países da Europa, América do Norte, América Latina e África em 2018.

A equipe da América Latina é liderada pela Gerente Regional Andrea Rangel, com sede em São Paulo, Brasil. O HealthBeacon estará disponível para pacientes no Brasil nos próximos meses.

Sobre o HealthBeacon

HealthBeacon é uma empresa de terapêutica digital que desenvolve ferramentas inteligentes para gerenciar medicamentos. A HealthBeacon desenvolveu um sistema de gerenciamento de medicação injetável que monitora os pacientes digitalmente, mantendo-os aderentes às suas prescrições e aproveitando os dados em tempo real para conduzir a intervenção clínica. Esse sistema foi revisado clinicamente, validado pela indústria farmacêutica e integrado a programas de atendimento ao paciente na América do Norte e na Europa, fornecendo dados valiosos para o paciente e sua equipe clínica.

26 Mar

A “Device” For Providing Better Drug Outcomes

HealthBeacon CEO, Jim Joyce was recently interviewed by Bob Marshall, Chief Editor of digital publication, Med Device Online. The interview was featured in the publication highlighting medication adherence issues, and the approach HealthBeacon is taking to reduce medication-related problems. Using data from the Mayo Clinic and the American Journal of Managed Care, Marshall identifies HealthBeacon’s approach to real-world evidence and patient experience.

Read the full article here.

20 Mar

HealthBeacon Announces Winning of Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS Patient Adherence QuickFire Challenge

(Dublin, New York, March 19th, 2018) HealthBeacon announces that is has been chosen as the winner of the Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS and Janssen Supply Chain Group, LLC (JSC) Patient Adherence QuickFire Challenge. The announcement was made at the New York Genome Center, home to the new JLABS @ NYC opening in June 2018, in New York, NY, USA. This challenge was designed to identify companies that are creating innovative solutions for patients, that are easy to use and may be integrated into a patient’s typical daily healthcare routine. HealthBeacon was voted as the overall winner of the challenge and as such will receive a $75,000 award.

HealthBeacon was identified as the winner for displaying excellence in the following categories.

  • High impact on healthcare outcomes and adherence
  • Leap frog innovation & market competitiveness: new methodology & technology feasibility
  • User friendly & ease of implementation
  • Integrated, holistic solution from Pharma manufacturer to patient
  • Commercial scalability

 

HealthBeacon has a strong understanding of how adherence solutions can be used to improve patient outcomes. HealthBeacon was represented at the event by CTO and Co-Founder Kieran Daly, and Design Director, Kyle Bolton.

About HealthBeacon

HealthBeacon is a Digital Therapeutics company that develops smart tools for managing medication. HealthBeacon has developed an injectable medication management system that tightly monitors patients digitally, keeping them adherent to their prescription and leveraging real time data to drive clinical intervention. This system has been clinically reviewed, validated by the pharmaceutical industry and has been integrated into patient care programs throughout North America and Europe, delivering valuable data to both the patient and their clinical team.

20 Feb

HealthBeacon shortlisted for Most Valuable Patient Initiative

HealthBeacon is shortlisted for the eyeforpharma Award, in the Most Valuable Patient Initiative category.

HealthBeacon was selected by a judging panel of pharma industry experts, patients and customers as a finalist. HealthBeacon will be represented at the award presentation by CEO, Jim Joyce. HealthBeacon will present their innovative technology to the judging panel on March 12th. Winners will be announced on 13th of March in Barcelona at eyeforpharma Barcelona in front of industry leaders, patients and other stakeholders.

About eyeforpharma awards

The eyeforpharma awards celebrate positive progress towards value for patients and customers and recognizes those in the pharmaceutical industry that are driving pharma forwards.

We celebrate those who aren’t just chasing higher short-term profits, but who are investing in better customer innovation, value and outcomes leading to longer-term success.

This is part of eyeforpharma’s mission to make the pharmaceutical industry more open and valued, which means these awards are a literal translation of why we exist. It is our responsibility to shine a light on where pharma does well, to inspire others into similar or better action.

www.eyeforpharma.com/awards

About HealthBeacon

HealthBeacon is a Digital Therapeutics company that develops smart tools for managing medication. HealthBeacon has developed an injectable medication management system that tightly monitors patients digitally, keeps them adherent to their prescription and leverages real time data to drive clinical intervention. This system has been clinically reviewed, validated by the pharmaceutical industry and has been integrated into patient care programs throughout North America and Europe, delivering valuable data to both the patient and their clinical team.

www.healthbeacon.com

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29 Jan

Sunday Business Post: Prognosis is good for remote medication monitoring

A medtech company’s special bin for patients who self-inject medications at home is one of a range of ‘digital therapeutics’ that could help improve health outcomes for people with illnesses like cancer and rheumatoid arthritis.

Article by Leanna Byrne

In November last year, medtech company HealthBeacon announced it was looking to raise €5 million, to bring its total funding to €8 million. By now, it is €2.5 million into its funding and will launch into another 11 markets by the end of 2018.

These kind of investments are common for companies with the next blockbuster drug or game changing medical device, but HealthBeacon though only four years old, finds itself in one of the hottest new areas in the health sector: Digital Therapeutics. Digital therapeutics, or “digiceuticals,” as some call them have become a Holy Grail in some quarters of Silicon Valley, where investors see the chance to deliver medicine through your smartphone.

How it works is that the app or platform helps treat diseases by modifying patient behaviour and providing remote monitoring to improve long-term health outcomes.

HealthBeacon has developed a special bin for patients who self-inject medications at home. The bin is digitally connected to its technology platform, which helps patients keep to their medication schedule with digital reminders. Equally, healthcare professionals will know whether or not their patients are keeping on track with their meds. “There is no real way of knowing whether someone took their medications other than by asking them,” said Jim Joyce, chief executive of HealthBeacon.

The key difference between digital therapeutics and wellness apps is that HealthBeacon tailors its treatment programmes to specific ailments, like cancer or rheumatoid arthritis. Since patient behaviour is important in preventing and limiting the severity of these illnesses, these digital health programmes, combined with human coaching and interaction, can make a significant difference in health outcomes.

“The whole issue of people doing what the doctor said is pretty well known. If people don’t, then it costs the system a lot of money and it can compromise a lot of people’s health,” said Joyce.

Originally from Boston, Joyce first came to Ireland to work in the pharma industry before he went out on his own in 2006 to start health services company Point of Care. The company specialised in medical and infusion care and worked through a network of community care clinics. Joyce spent 8 years building up Point of Care, where he is still a director. But Point of Care’s work led him to notice the patients who were on injectable medications and were administering their own medication at home.

“The idea for HealthBeacon was that we took this medical waste bin and turned it into a digital healthcare assistant. We encased a traditional waste bin and can give information about the place and time to take your medication. If you take it, we know from the disposal of the injection into the box. If you don’t take it, that information goes to your healthcare provider,” said Joyce.

Joyce met Kieran Daly, co-founder of HealthBeacon, when he was chief executive at Shimmer and asked him to take a look at his idea. The next step was to get regulated and to test the product with early pilots in pharma companies in Ireland. Next came global pilots in ten markets, which led to big contracts with pharma companies.

“We’re now at a stage where we’ve got the product pretty well penetrated in the Irish setting. We’ve launched it into eight different countries, from Canada to throughout Europe. Then we’ll be into another 11 markets by the end of 2018 as per the agreements that we have, including the US,” said Joyce.

The €5 million funding round is expected to be closed by March, while HealthBeacon’s FDA approval is expected to come in Q1 this year.  The company, which employs 20 staff in Dublin, also has offices in Boston and Montreal and will add another 20 staff across these locations.

“Getting the US market launch is probably the number one resource. We’ve got lots of ideas for new products that we want to start working on. We want to move beyond just injectable medications into pills and some other areas,” said Joyce.

HealthBeacon is also planning to enter Mexico and Brazil by the first half of this year, with a long-term focus on Latin America.

But even though Joyce believes the only way to hit critical numbers is to look outside Ireland, he views what companies are now doing in the Irish medtech industry as very exciting. “I definitely see more activity in medical technology and the digital health area. It’s still kind of emerging. I see lots of interesting companies. It’s a good time,” said Joyce. “We were able to get really deep market penetration in Ireland, in order to show people the product worked, which would have been harder if we were in Britain or the US.”

https://www.businesspost.ie/technology/prognosis-good-remote-medication-monitoring-407507

07 Jan

HealthBeacon to Present at JP Morgan Conference

(Dublin, Ireland) HealthBeacon Ltd., a privately held and innovative connected
medicine company, announced today that Chief Executive Officer Jim Joyce, is scheduled to
present during the JP Morgan Conference at both the Biotech Showcase and the Digital
Medicine Showcase. The conference takes place in San Francisco from January 8th to January
10th .
HealthBeacon’s presentation times and venues:

  • Biotech Showcase on Tuesday, January 9th , 2018 at the Hilton San Francisco Union
    Square, 333 O’Farrell Street at 1:45pm (PST) – Franciscan A Ballroom Level.
  • Digital Medicine & Medtech Showcase on Wednesday, January 10th , 2018 at the hotel
    Parc 55 San Francisco at 2:15 pm (PST) – 4th Floor Magnin III

 

About HealthBeacon: The company headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with offices in Boston and
Montreal was established by serial medical technology entrepreneurs, Jim Joyce (CEO) and
Kieran Daly (CTO) to address an opportunity to use digital health technology to target the
medical adherence of high value medications. HealthBeacon’s award winning “smart sharps
solution”, connected via Internet of Things (IoT) technology, addresses medical adherence for
patients on chronic injection therapy in conditions like Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid
Arthritis, Crohn’s Disease, in addition to various respiratory conditions. HealthBeacon has moved
at high velocity from concept to global roll-out in only four years. The solution is already available
and operating in 8 countries, in conjunction with major Pharma companies and is launching into
an additional 11 countries in 2018. HealthBeacon’s application for FDA clearance was submitted in August 2017, with anticipated US commercial availability in Q1 2018.

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