Digital Health Ecosystem: Highlights 2019

Digital Health Ecosystem: Highlights 2019

Conferences, Digital Therapeutics
Every year, we organise a Health 2.0 Barcelona chapter where I share the highlights from the previous year in the digital health space and touch on what we can expect for the coming months. Here is a summary of the 2020 edition, looking back at 2019: [pdf-embedder url="https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.233.44/tmv.1a2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Trends1920.pdf"] Some notes about the slides Investment scene: 2019 was another strong year for digital health funding, the second record year after 2018, with about the same number of deals and the same average deal sizes (ca 20M). It was also the IPO year in digital health/wellness with 6 companies that went public, 4 of which ended 2019 with positive results. Investments received by European companies: Babylon leading the way with the highest ever round received by a European digital health company. Lead…
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Digital Therapeutics: the Keys to Success

Digital Therapeutics: the Keys to Success

Digital Therapeutics
What are digital therapeutics? How are they impacting healthcare? What's the potential behind? Here are some tips for startups that are looking at launching a DTx app. Digital Therapeutics (DTx) have been under the spotlight this past year. They have the potential to become a game-changer in healthcare for patients, healthcare professionals, pharmaceuticals and insurance companies. The Digital Therapeutics Alliance developed a definition to differentiate DTx solutions from health and wellness apps. The tipping point of the rise of DTx was Pear Therapeutics becoming the first Prescription Therapeutic Solution to receive clearance from FDA for reSET in September 2017. The ReSET Prescription Digital Therapeutic (PDT), developed in collaboration with Sandoz, treats patients with Substance Use Disorder (SUD). The second milestone was when Pear signed a collaboration deal with Novartis to co-develop digital therapeutics for schizophrenia…
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