Technology Catalysts has been interviewed and/or featured in a number of published articles over the years. To view these articles and other TCI press releases, please select a document from the list below:
April 26, 2018
In November 2017, the FDA approved a therapeutic pill that is integrated with an ingestible sensor that can capture information about patient compliance. That product, Otsuka’s Abilify MyCite®, is indicated for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. When the patient ingests this pill, data is sent to a patch worn on the patient’s torso. From there, the data is wirelessly transmitted to a mobile app that can be accessed by both the patient and their physician. The MyCite approval will raise awareness of this field of technology. As many as 150 firms around the world are developing digital therapeutics, according to the Economist. It is the hope that Ability MyCite, and future therapeutics like it, will be another step to increased patient compliance.
March 28, 2018
With increased awareness of the role diet plays in disease management, researchers are investigating the ways what we eat results in our quality of life. In the past, this emphasis has been placed on life-threatening disease such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease. Now researchers are focusing on diseases such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) which is not life threatening but negatively impacts a person’s quality of life.
Impact of Politics on the Pharmaceutical Industry
April 28, 2017
The global pharmaceutical industry is currently in a dynamic state due to the rise in the number of partnerships, mergers, and acquisitions that have taken place in the past few years. Therefore the recent political changes across the globe are set to make things more uncertain.
Nanotechnology Trends in Drug Delivery
March 06, 2017
Nanotechnology has the potential to make a significant impact on healthcare and in the field of drug delivery. Nanotherapeutics can provide targeted drug delivery, improved solubility, extended half-life of drugs, and can improve immunogenicity which has resulted in the potential to revolutionize the treatment of many and deadly diseases that affect all ages of all populations. Nanotechnology can also provide new solutions for treating cancer.
Brand Extension through Alternative Medicines
January 31, 2017
In today’s generation, the consumer population has increased its interest in self-care. Traditionally, consumers have been using medicated treatments to combat various conditions including pain, cold/flu, and allergies. With the increased interest in health and wellness, many consumers are looking for alternatives, such as homeopathic medicines, to replace medicated OTC products.
November 30, 2016
Escalating drug prices have been a major issue plaguing the health industry in recent years. The drug prices in the US have reached staggering levels and are becoming less affordable to the patient population every year.
Digital Health Challenges
November 01, 2016
TCI believes companies should be mindful of three main challenges regarding digital health before implementing these types of tools. These challenges include: patient and consumer challenges, provider implementation, and scaling up from pilot to commercial scale.
September 30, 2016
The gut contains trillions of “good” bacteria that play a major role in our health. Researchers now think that our gut microflora may be linked to a number of conditions ranging from digestive disorders, allergies, heart disease to depression. Probiotics are live microorganisms introduced into the body for their beneficial qualities. Probiotics have been used for many years and are conventionally incorporated into consumer goods and dietary supplements. An interesting area where the use of probiotics is being experimented is in drug delivery. Researchers are now investigating the use of microbes as drug delivery systems.