Can mobile limit norovirus?

Areas, where lots of people congregate, offer the perfect breeding ground for norovirus. The quarantine of approx. 1,200 staff, days before the start of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games was just one high-profile case reported in 2018 (1). Although it’s recognised as the ‘winter vomiting bug’, norovirus isn’t just a seasonal illness. It is…

Navigating the mHealth maze

This latest instalment of Tech Talk looks at development considerations for mHealth apps, Dr Neil Polwart, Novarum founder and BBI Group head of mobile, tells us more… Mobile is touching all our lives and it’s almost inevitable that at some stage your organisation will consider developing a mobile application to tap into this emerging market….

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Making Money in mHealth

In our latest blog, Novarum founder and BBI Group Head of Mobile, Dr Neil Polwart, discusses how best to monetise an mHealth app. With mHealth apps forecast to generate $189 billion annual revenue to app providers by 2020, pharma companies hoping to jump on the mHealth bandwagon may soon find themselves facing an interesting question…

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New diagnostic technology ‘Ready to Beat Malaria’

To mark World Malaria Day (April 25), the founder of specialist smartphone diagnostics company Novarum DX and BBI Group head of mobile, Dr Neil Polwart, has spoken out to highlight the importance of new diagnostic technologies in tackling the spread of mosquito-borne diseases like malaria. The theme for World Malaria Day 2018 is ‘Ready to…

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Can mHealth tackle Zika?

It’s been two years since WHO(1) announced the Zika epidemic was no longer an international emergency, but still remained a threat. The mosquito-borne flavivirus spread rapidly throughout Latin America and the Caribbean during 2015-16, carried by Aedes aegypti; a species of mosquito which commonly transmits dengue and chikungunya. In this technological age, applying mosquito repellent…