October 15, 2018 — Varian announced the acquisition of privately-held software company Noona Healthcare, developer of a cloud-based, mobile service designed to capture cancer patient-reported outcomes (PROs). The Noona patient software app lets clinics capture PROs and communicate directly with patients.
Noona's intuitive user interface creates an engaging experience for patients that encourages a high rate of adoption and adherence over long periods. Noona helps patients and care teams to proactively manage patient symptoms, which could lead to improved clinical outcomes and reduced hospitalization and emergency room visits.
"PROs represent a growing and significant metric in evidence-based clinical care and translational research," said Dow Wilson, president and chief executive officer, Varian. "With this acquisition, Varian gains new partnerships with life-sciences and pharma companies as the Noona software app is used to engage patients, collect PRO data, manage patient communications and enable clinical studies that will test the efficacy of treatment modalities when treating cancer."
Varian plans on combining its 360 Oncology software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform with Noona's patient user interface to offer a robust solution that lets patients actively engage with their cancer care team through treatment, recovery and post-treatment care. Varian also plans to further expand Noona's portfolio of real-world evidence-driven services, such as PROs, to other key stakeholders to enable outcomes studies, clinical trials and digital therapeutics.
For more information: www.varian.com/noona