Announcement

Huma acquires Alcedis, one of the world's leading digital clinical trials companies

January 9, 2023
Announcement

Huma acquires Alcedis, one of the world's leading digital clinical trials companies

January 9, 2023
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Announcement

Huma acquires Alcedis, one of the world's leading digital clinical trials companies

Jan 9, 2023

  • Acquisition combines award-winning digital health platform with global clinical research expertise acquired over 25 years 
  • Creates new and advanced digital solutions across all phases of clinical trials 
  • Accelerates patient recruitment and the development of new therapies through end-to-end digital-first research and care 

LONDON, FRANKFURT, Jan. 9, 2023 Huma Therapeutics Limited (“Huma”), a leading global digital health company, today announced that it has acquired Alcedis GmbH (“Alcedis”), a market-leader for data driven clinical research and technology. Through the acquisition, Huma will form an advanced clinical trials division offering digital solutions across the entire development pipeline, from early stage through to Phase IV hybrid and fully decentralized trials. 

Integrating Alcedis’ clinical and operational know-how with Huma’s digital expertise will make Huma the optimal healthtech provider, able to support the seamless integration of digital technology into clinical trials.

 

Headquartered in Germany, Alcedis has more than 25 years of clinical trial experience. Huma’s award-winning technologies have been deployed since 2011. Between them, Huma and Alcedis have managed nearly 1000 studies across a wide range of therapeutic areas, including rare diseases, oncology, immunology, cardiovascular, respiratory, neurodegenerative, musculoskeletal, dermatology and metabolic diseases, in over 60 countries involving more than 650,000 participants.

Dan Vahdat, CEO & Founder of Huma, said: “Huma has been a leader in digital-first care and research, partnering with health systems and pharma companies and now with this acquisition we’re set to redefine the clinical trials sector.”

Hanno Härtlein, Managing Director Alcedis, said: “We are excited to be joining the Huma family, bringing our clinical trials expertise and capabilities to combine with those of Huma’s award-winning technology-platform. Together, we will offer substantially greater benefit to pharmaceutical, medtech, clinical research organisation, and academic partners for their research projects.”

Jeanne Kehren, Senior Vice President, Digital & Commercial Innovation & Chief Information Officer, Bayer AG, said: “It is fascinating that back in 2020 at the JPM Healthcare Conference, Dan and I spent several hours debating how digital health companies should meet customer needs and become the one-stop-shop partner of choice, providing technology and operational capabilities across all phases of clinical trials. Fast forward to 2023 and I am excited to see this becoming a reality! Breaking the artificial divide between on- and off-line is the key. The combined company will offer a one-stop shop for remote access, data, logistics and execution with advanced digital technology shaping a new clinical research ecosystem."

Financial terms are not disclosed.

Watch Dan and Hanno talk about the potential behind this new deal

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Dan Vahdat, CEO & Founder of Huma

“Huma has been a leader in digital-first care and research, partnering with health systems and pharma companies and now with this acquisition we’re set to redefine the clinical trials sector.”

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Hanno Härtlein, Managing Director Alcedis

“We are excited to be joining the Huma family, bringing our clinical trials expertise and capabilities to combine with those of Huma’s award-winning technology-platform. Together, we will offer substantially greater benefit to pharmaceutical, medtech, clinical research organisation, and academic partners for their research projects.”

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Jeanne Kehren, Senior Vice President, Digital & Commercial Innovation & Chief Information Officer, Bayer AG

"It is fascinating that back in 2020 at the JPM Healthcare Conference, Dan and I spent several hours debating how digital health companies should meet customer needs and become the one-stop-shop partner of choice, providing technology and operational capabilities across all phases of clinical trials. Fast forward to 2023 and I am excited to see this becoming a reality! Breaking the artificial divide between on- and off-line is the key. The combined company will offer a one-stop shop for remote access, data, logistics and execution with advanced digital technology shaping a new clinical research ecosystem."

Watch Dan and Hanno talk about the potential behind this new deal

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Announcement

Huma acquires Alcedis, one of the world's leading digital clinical trials companies

January 9, 2023
Announcement

Huma acquires Alcedis, one of the world's leading digital clinical trials companies

January 9, 2023

Huma joins digital pioneers to advance health equity in care and research

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Dan Vahdat, is returning to the annual World Economic Forum’s main conference where he will join a panel discussion devoted to improving care for non-communicable disease and tackling health equity. Accompanied by Chief Financial and Strategy Officer, Ingeborg Oie, Dan is looking forward to connecting with other attendees to explore how Huma’s digital health platform can make healthcare more equitable, and advances proactive, predictive care.

Huma joins digital pioneers to advance health equity in care and research

Date:Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Time:4:15 - 5:15 p.m. CET
Location:Ice Village, Eisbahnstrasse 5, Davos, Switzerland
Dan will join the Digital Health Action Alliance panel at Davos to discuss Turning the Tide in Non-Communicable Disease Care Through Digital Health and Community Connection. Huma has a long history of advancing the care of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes and lung conditions. Huma’s innovative remote patient monitoring platform enables broad patient recruitment, reduces reliance on in-person clinic visits and increases health system efficiency.
*This session is open to registered Annual Meeting 2023 participants and Affiliate badge holders.

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