DTx Company Pear Inks Slew of Deals To Integrate More Digital Biomarkers and a Digital Pill Into Platform (MobiHealthNews)

DTx Company Pear Inks Deal with etectRx

Digital therapeutics company Pear Therapeutics is looking to integrate digital biomarkers, machine learning algorithms, and sensor-based technologies into its DTx platform thanks to new licensing deals and partnerships.

The Boston-based DTx company has inked collaboration deals with Empatica and UF Innovate | The Hub resident client etectRx, as well as licensing tech from KeyWise.

Specifically, Pear’s collaboration with Empatica will focus on the use of medical-grade wearables and digital biomarkers. The company is looking to use wearables to evaluate a patient’s withdrawal symptoms from opioids, alcohol and other substances.

The etectRx partnership will focus on medication adherence. Pear will now be able to integrate etectRx’s digital pill, which can show if a patient ingested the medication. This partnership isn’t a surprise. In January, the two companies announced a deal to potentially develop a product that combines the former’s DTx with a digital pill offering. At the time, the companies’ plan was to meet quarterly to discuss that potential. 

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