digital therapeutics

By Dave Muoio September 12, 2018
Digital therapeutics maker Akili Interactive Labs today announced a deal with the University of California’s governing board concerning exclusive licensing of a new technology that will combine the company’s focus on neural systems with physical activity. Developed at the Neuroscape Lab at UCSF, the tech follows in the footsteps of Akili’s other efforts in that it is primarily delivered through a...

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By Dave Muoio September 5, 2018
Rx.Health — a Mount Sinai Health System spinoff that has built an app prescription platform for enterprises — has raised $1.8 million in seed funding. According to a statement, the investment will help the company pursue new clients and support the launch of its digital therapeutics and patient engagement tool, Bulk Prescription. "We've seen a tremendous increase in the demand for our services...
By Dave Muoio August 23, 2018
Dthera Sciences, a San Diego-based developer of clinical and consumer digital therapeutics for individuals with neurodegenerative conditions, announced today that its development stage intervention, DTHR-ALZ, has been granted Breakthrough Device designation by the FDA. As laid out in the 21st Century Cures Act, the Breakthrough Devices Program looks to streamline new medical technologies that...
By Dave Muoio August 20, 2018
A recent small study published in Nature’s Translational Psychiatry journal observed a change in the brain networking and behavior of boys receiving a video game-based treatment for ADHD. Conducted in Singapore, the study was conducted as part of a larger controlled investigation of boys with ADHD. It compared an intervention group of 18 participants (mean age 9 years) to a control arm of 11...
By Dave Muoio August 9, 2018
Boston-based digital therapeutics company Akili Interactive Labs announced this morning that it has added an extra $13 million to its previously announced Series C financing. Together, this brings the company’s 2018 funding to $68 million, and its total backing to just over $140 million. The additional investment from CLSA, Omidyar Technology Ventures, Digital Garage Group, and Fearless Ventures...
By Dave Muoio June 20, 2018
Digital chronic disease management company Omada Health announced today the launch of new programs designed to support individuals with Type 2 diabetes and hypertension. Accompanying these are a set of new features for the enterprise and health plan platform focused on medication adherence and remote monitoring, all of which comprise what a representative from the company described as “the...
By Dave Muoio June 14, 2018
The past month has seen a succession of publications offering support for Click Therapeutics’ digital offering for patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). The studies, published in npj Digital Medicine, the Journal of Affective Disorders, and presented at the Society of Biological Psychiatry Annual Scientific Convention in New York, showed the therapeutic to reduce symptoms, pair well with...
By Dave Muoio June 8, 2018
Digital technologies are cementing their place across healthcare, and the pharmaceutical sector is no exception. This week Boston was host to the Biotechnology Innovation Organization’s annual conference, a multi-day gathering of leading pharma and biotech leaders from across the globe. While, admittedly, digital health wasn’t always the primary interest of many attendees and speakers, it was...
By Laura Lovett June 7, 2018
A drug no longer needs to be a tangible object, according to panelist at the BIO 2018 convention in Boston. The way the pharma industry looks at medication is evolving and may be including new tech-focused treatments, such as digital therapeutics. “If you think about the trajectory of medicine what is a drug these days: is it a pill, is it an injection, is it infusion, is it gene therapy? We’ve...
By Dave Muoio June 6, 2018
Stakeholders across healthcare are beginning to weigh the benefits and challenges digital therapeutics could bring to their businesses, and pharma is no exception. During an afternoon roundtable session held Wednesday at BIO 2018 in Boston, a panel of digital medicine and pharmaceutical representatives discussed the impact that these novel medicines has had, and could have, on drugmakers,...