Novartis teams with Qualcomm on $100M digital health fund

Novartis ($NVS) has joined with the venture wing of Qualcomm ($QCOM) to create a $100 million digital health investment fund. The deal gives Novartis access to the most active digital health VC team--Rock Health reports Qualcomm Ventures has struck 21 deals since 2011--and further strengthens the ties between the two companies. News of the VC fund emerged one week after Novartis revealed it is using clinical trial technology from Qualcomm. Release