RegTech: Easing the Burden of Compliance for FMCG

This article explains the emergence of RegTech as an opportunity in the consumer product goods industry, as food and beverage, personal care, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic companies often struggle to stay updated on the regulations in a region or country. … Read More 

Combating a Tainted Market: 3 Ways to Substantiate a Dietary Supplement Product

As media attention increases around the risk of “bad” products on the market, consumers are becoming increasingly wary of the presence of potentially harmful, misbranded dietary supplements. If this trend continues, we predict that customers will not only become more selective when buying products, but that overall trust in the industry will begin to weaken.  So, how can dietary supplement companies selling legitimate products ensure they aren’t looped in with the bad apples? … Read More 

SPRIM joins in support of International NASH Day

SPRIM and our portfolio company, Fibronostics, are proud to join the Global Liver Institute (GLI) in raising awareness of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. … Read More 

AC Health Announces Investment in Fibronostics

Ayala Healthcare Holdings announced an investment in SPRIM’s portfolio company, Fibronostics. As part of the partnership, AC Health will launch two Fibronostics products, LiverFAST and HealthFACTR, in its FamilyDOC clinics in the Philippines. … Read More 

4 Things You Should Know Before Marketing CBD Products

From use in oils to hamburgers, CBD is abuzz with popularity. Despite the trend, there are many questions around the legality of selling and consuming CBD. For companies looking to cash-in on the craze, navigating the laws and regulations is … Read More 

Bring Your Own Device in Clinical Research: The Four C’s

“BYOD” or “bring your own device” is the future of clinical studies, and sponsors are embracing what will become the new standard. Subjects using their own devices to fill out diaries and input data is not only less expensive for … Read More 

Video: Celebrating 15 Years with Unilever

SPRIM has worked with dozens of Unilever brands on projects ranging from market rollouts and HCP engagement to business innovation. … Read More 

The Forgotten Piece to the Adherence Puzzle

Medicines don’t work if patients don’t take them. It’s one of the biggest culprits in healthcare’s nearly $300 billion problem. Estimates show poor adherence causes approximately 125,000 deaths and at least 10 percent of hospitalizations annually. Patient Engagement Programs Pharma companies are actively … Read More 

5 Big Product Development Mistakes

Failure rates of new product launches vary by industry, but most stats hover at or just below the 50 percent mark. There are dozens of reasons for these failures, and our engagement leaders see them daily. The categories where our clients … Read More 

Four Critical Steps to Consider Prior to Going Global

Conducting business globally is an essential piece to many business strategies. However, we often see clients fail to realize the depth of planning required for geo-expansion of a product or brand. From getting the product registered and making on-pack claims, … Read More 

SPRIM’s Quarterly Ventures Day Meeting in New York

SPRIM Ventures in partnership with Tikehau Capital is hosting a Ventures Day event in New York on April 24. … Read More 

Fibronostics Corporate Update

Fibronostics presented its corporate strategy at the second annual TKS 1 Investor Day in Singapore. The event was attended by current and potential investors in the TKS 1 fund, including venture capitalists, strategic investors, family offices and leaders from the healthcare industry. … Read More 

Objective GI Funding Announcement

Objective GI, a gastrointestinal-focused clinical research company, announces a key investment by TKS 1, a joint venture between SPRIM and Tikehau Capital, enabling the company to grow its network of GI-specialty clinical research sites in the United States. … Read More 

TKS 1 Investor Day 2019 in Singapore: Post Event Highlights

Going strong in its second time, together with Tikehau Capital, SPRIM held TKS 1 Investor Day on Friday, January 25, 2019, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Singapore. We invited all teams, shareholders, and partners of the ventures for this event … … Read More 

RegAsk, a Healthcare RegTech Startup, Secures Venture Capital Funding in a Seed Round to Pursue Growth

RegAsk uses artificial intelligence to answer regulatory questions, including inquiries about path-to-market, path-to-claim, product registration and regulatory strategy. … Read More 

Startups Aim to Fix ‘Broken’ Clinical Trials System

ObvioHealth, meanwhile, has developed an app that enables studies to be run using mobile devices. Data from smart devices such as a Bluetooth blood pressure monitor can integrate with the app, according to the company, which earlier this year raised … Read More 

ObvioHealth’s Milo Demonstrates How Digital Technology Improves Patient Experience, Compliance and Data Capture Using ClaimIt.

MILO & CLAIMIT View a short, imagined study where ObvioHealth’s Milo demonstrates how digital technology improves patient experience, compliance and data capture using ClaimIt. Follow our fictional subject, Milo, as he uses his mobile phone to participate in a clinical … Read More 

Solving the Blood‑Brain Barrier Challenge

The blood brain barrier (BBB) is a system of blood vessels that protects the brain from toxins and chemical fluctuations. While it is necessary to help keep the brain healthy, it also poses a problem in delivering medications that could … Read More 

Fighting Antibiotic Associated Diarrhea

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A commercially available formula of Lactobacillus acidophilus and L. casei prevents Clostridium difficile infection and diarrhea during antibiotic treatment, according to a single-center study from China. Although meta-analyses indicate that probiotics decrease antibiotic-associated diarrhea, most … Read More 

3 Ways Mobile Clinical Trials Help Clinical Researchers Improve Diversity

Lack of diversity within the clinical trial industry poses a grave problem. We cannot assume medicines work similarly across ethnicities. While attracting and retaining minority groups to participate in clinical trials has become a primary focus in the industry, many … Read More 

Evid Science Receives Seed Capital to Advance Clinical AI Platform

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 15, 2018) – Evid Science, an artificial intelligence (AI) company for the pharmaceutical industry, has successfully secured seed funding from TKS I, a new private equity fund dedicated to early-stage life science companies. “Our technology is … Read More 

Scientific Study Shows Milk with Only the A2 Beta Casein Protein Type Reduced Acute Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Milk Sensitive Participants

BUSINESSWIRE, 12 February 2018 NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A double-blind, randomized, cross-over study, published in the UK-based, peer-reviewed Nutrition Journal, reported that consumption of milk containing only A2 beta casein protein type (sold in the US as a2 Milk®) reduced acute gastrointestinal … Read More 

Duke-NUS Commercializes Discovery to Deliver Therapeutics Across Blood Brain Barrier

Intellectual property (IP) derived from discoveries made at Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS) have been licensed to a newly formed biotech start-up, Travecta Therapeutics Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based drug discovery company. Travecta plans to use the Duke-NUS technology to develop new … Read More 

Tackling the blood-brain barrier: Duke-NUS discovery leads to startup Travecta

HONG KONG – Travecta Therapeutics Pte Ltd. is the latest startup to join Singapore’s biotech block. The newly formed drug discovery company is based on intellectual property derived from discoveries made at Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS). Travecta is based on … Read More 

SPRIM and Tikehau Capital Join Forces with New Singapore-based Life Sciences VC Fund

LIFE science startups hoping for a big break can now look to a new Singapore-based cash cow for funding.European asset manager Tikehau Capital and Sprim Ventures, the venture arm of global healthcare consultancy Sprim, have teamed up to launch a … Read More 

Travecta Therapeutics Appoints Douglas C. Hicks as Chief Business Officer

PHILADELPHIA — Sept. 13 2018 – Travecta Therapeutics, an emerging biotech company developing a platform that leverages its proprietary knowledge of the MFSD2a Transport for the targeted delivery of therapeutic agents across the blood-brain barrier, announces it has appointed Douglas … Read More 

The Role of E-commerce in Product Innovation

A R&D Guide Outlining Ways To Use E-commerce For A More Effective Analysis On A Future Product’s Success. … Read More 

When It’s Time to Fire Your Agency

Marketing to doctors (a.k.a medical marketing, health marketing, professional marketing) is a core marcomm tactic that helps brands stand out against the blaring noise on neighboring store shelves. Naturally, as companies have abused this system to scrounge up market share, we’ve … Read More 

Vanteres: New Study Reveals the Importance of Active-DHA in the Developing Brain

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vanteres, an innovative biotech company leveraging its biomedical research expertise to develop actively transported lysophospholipids, announces new evidence that demonstrates the critical role of LPC-DHA in normal fetal and infant brain development. … Read More 

This is why your patient engagement dollars are wasted.

A Patient (and consultant’s) Point-of-View on Patient Services Imagine, as a patient, you leave the doctor’s office having been diagnosed with a chronic disease. The treatment calls for heavy doses of medication and changed lifestyle habits. You pestered the doctor … Read More 

ObvioHealth Announces Mobile Application

ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ObvioHealth, a global medical technology company, announces the launch of its mobile application for site-less clinical studies—ClaimIt. ClaimIt removes barriers currently troubling the clinical research industry by improving convenience for study subjects, enhancing compliance, lowering drop-out rates and … Read More 

ObvioHealth Raises $3 Million in Series A Funding

ObvioHealth, a Singapore and Orlando-based company offering mobile and “site-less” clinical trials, said on Friday it has raised US$3 million in Series A funding. The company is focused on making clinical trials faster and more cost-effective by digitizing the entire process … Read More 

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