Companies to conduct a development program to investigate the clinical value and health economics of mySugr’s portfolio of digital health solutions for diabetes management
SAN DIEGO AND VIENNA, AUSTRIA, June 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – ProSciento Inc., a science-driven clinical research organization (CRO) focused exclusively on metabolic diseases, and mySugr, a leading diabetes mobile app developer, announced today a partnership to design and conduct a clinical research and development program for mySugr’s portfolio of diabetes mobile health applications.
Under the terms of the agreement, the companies plan to jointly design and execute a development program aimed at enhancing and validating the clinical and health economic impact of mySugr’s digital health solutions for diabetes management. As part of a multi-year plan, the companies plan to generate, analyze and publish data from prospective and retrospective studies to increase evidence-based research in the field of mobile health app development.
mySugr’s Logbook is widely recognized as one of the most successful mobile health apps for diabetes with a rapidly growing user base of more than 700,000 registered users worldwide. The company’s portfolio of digital diabetes solutions showcases a stand-out user experience that combines therapy management and motivational gaming components to inspire patient engagement, while its Logbook and Importer apps seamlessly integrate with a growing number of medical devices, including Roche’s Accu-Chek® Connect family.
ProSciento is a leading early phase CRO focused exclusively on metabolic diseases. Its experience encompasses every clinically relevant drug class in diabetes and more than 280 clinical research projects, including studies for most of the diabetes medications and devices on the market today.
“Patients already understand the positive impact of mySugr’s digital health solutions on their diabetes therapy. However, digital diabetes therapy still lacks a clear clinical interpretation of the vast amount of data generated. We need to better understand the exact impact of digital tools by examining evidence-based outcomes to determine where we can add even more value to diabetes therapy,” said Frank Westermann, CEO of mySugr. “We’re excited to partner with the team at ProSciento, an organization that shares our passion and deep commitment to making a difference in the lives of people with diabetes. With its successful and long-standing track record at the forefront of diabetes innovation, ProSciento was the obvious partner-of-choice as we embark on groundbreaking research of digital diabetes therapy. Together, we’re driving change.”
“mHealth and telemedicine have the potential to improve the quality of clinical care across a wide range of chronic disorders. This is particularly true for diabetes, where patients themselves are often required to collect, integrate, analyze, share and respond to a wide range of personal health data,” said Dr. Marcus Hompesch, Chairman and CEO of ProSciento. “Clinical data from well-designed studies will be crucial in demonstrating the impact of digital health on health outcomes, resulting in greater opportunities for mobile apps to be useful for broader medical care situations. We’re pleased to join forces with mySugr in the clinical validation of their mobile app technology, which has already proven to be a powerful companion tool for patient engagement.”
About mySugr GmbH
Founded in 2012, by people with diabetes for people with diabetes, mySugr has offices in Vienna, Austria and San Diego, California. They create innovative digital health solutions for people with diabetes to minimize the daily struggles and challenges in diabetes management. True to their motto, “we make diabetes suck less,” mySugr becomes a loyal companion by providing comprehensive care through app-based services during the often lonely and confusing times between doctor visits. Their products are characterized by the intelligent combination of design, technology, and diabetes expertise to help people better manage their blood sugar and live happier healthier lives. Particularly well-known is mySugr Logbook, which is available in 51 countries and 13 languages. Often called the world’s most popular diabetes app, Logbook focuses on passive data collection through connected devices, insulin dose calculations (approved for use in Europe), and simplified reporting for effective therapy management with clinicians. For more information, please visit mysugr.com.
About ProSciento, Inc.
ProSciento is a metabolism-focused, full scope clinical R&D services provider, with a mission to advance the global development of novel therapeutics for diabetes, NASH and obesity. The company is widely recognized for quality and scientific excellence, an unparalleled methodological toolkit, and extensive experience with virtually all metabolic drug and device classes. Utilizing its scalable R&D services model – combining deep therapeutic area expertise, strategic planning, an unparalleled methodological tool kit, and operational execution from late preclinical to phase III readiness – ProSciento provides highly customizable services for its global client base in today’s rapidly evolving landscape of metabolic drug and device development. For more information, please visit www.prosciento.com.
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