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Bayer to support 11 digital health startups, 5 of which are developing behavioral/ cognitive/ mental health solutions


Bay­er inks deals with eleven star­tups under G4A Dig­i­tal Health Part­ner­ships pro­gram (press release):

Bay­er announced today that the com­pa­ny has signed col­lab­o­ra­tion agree­ments with eleven dig­i­tal health star­tups. As part of the pro­gram, Bay­er will sup­port these start­up com­pa­nies aim­ing for longer-term col­lab­o­ra­tions to dri­ve for­ward the devel­op­ment of spe­cif­ic dig­i­tal solu­tions to improve patients’ health in the fields of car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­eases, oncol­o­gy, oph­thal­mol­o­gy, pul­monolo­gy, radi­ol­o­gy as well as dig­i­tal ther­a­peu­tics.”

Out of the eleven dig­i­tal health star­tups, five are devel­op­ing solu­tions direct­ly rel­e­vant to behavioral/ cognitive/ men­tal health:

  • Neu­ro­Track­er (Cana­da): Cog­ni­tive train­ing pro­gram designed to improve cog­ni­tive and men­tal per­for­mance.
  • Wellthy Theapeu­tics (India): Wellthy Ther­a­peu­tics has a clin­i­cal­ly val­i­dat­ed behav­ioral inter­ven­tion plat­form to help peo­ple change their behav­iors and reduce their risk of chron­ic dis­ease.
  • Lite­sprite (USA): Lite­sprite cre­ates games that com­bine med­ical treat­ment and engage­ment of mobile gam­ing to help patients proac­tive­ly man­age chron­ic health con­di­tions such as stress, anx­i­ety and depres­sion.
  • Upside Health (USA): Upside Health has devel­oped Ouch­ie, an app for chron­ic pain man­age­ment through tools such as cog­ni­tive behav­ioral ther­a­py, com­mu­ni­ty sup­port, pain track­ing, edu­ca­tion resources and inte­gra­tion with clin­i­cians.
  • OKKO Health (Unit­ed King­dom): OKKO Health has devel­oped a per­son­al­ized smart­phone soft­ware for accu­rate remote mon­i­tor­ing of visu­al health out­side of oph­thal­mol­o­gy clin­ics.

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