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Huma signs partnership with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany to support cancer care

November 7, 2023
Announcement

Huma signs partnership with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany to support cancer care

November 7, 2023

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  • The partnership aims to improve outcomes through better patient education, reminders and other patient engagement techniques
  • Huma’s regulated Software as a Medical Device technology platform will support delivery of care for a range of cancers
  • Exciting opportunity to help patients navigate complex care pathways and empower them to be active participants in their own care
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NEW YORK and LONDON, (Nov. 07, 2023) - Huma Therapeutics (“Huma”), a leading global digital health company, and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, a leading science and technology company, today announced a partnership to develop a digital solution that aims to help cancer patients better understand and manage their conditions and treatment. The Cross-Indication Disease Management Platform will be made available to patients being treated with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany’s cancer therapies.

Set for initial launch in 2024, the preliminary direct-to-patient solution will support urothelial carcinoma patients in the UK.

Regulated platform will drive improved treatment adherence

Utilising Huma's disease-agnostic Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) technology platform, the first of its kind to achieve both EU MDR Class IIb regulation and FDA Class 2 510(k) clearance, the collaboration between Huma and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany aspires to (with local specifications):

  • Increase patient understanding of their condition and treatment protocols, encouraging adherence to prescribed treatment
  • Encourage discussions between patients and their care team
  • Deliver timely educational content
  • Support connections between patients and caregivers, fostering a supportive community network

Dan Vahdat, CEO and Founder of Huma, said: "Huma is dedicated to advancing the frontier of digital-first care and research. Our collaboration with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany is a pivotal step towards amplifying our impact on patient care both at the individual and systemic level. Our recent regulatory achievements mark a significant milestone, streamlining our ability to introduce innovative digital companion applications, alongside more sophisticated AI algorithms that may support patients and healthcare professionals alike. We are thrilled to join forces with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, to develop this ambitious oncology platform."

Dr Mert Aral, Chief Medical Officer, Huma, said: “A number of well-designed scientific studies have underscored the pivotal role digital health technologies can play in optimising care pathways in oncology, improving patient outcomes. In this significant collaboration with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, the project strives to simplify the complex journey that cancer patients often face. The goal is straightforward – to deepen the understanding of patients about their condition, help them to navigate intricate care pathways seamlessly and to facilitate sustained adherence to therapies.”

About Huma

Huma Therapeutics is a global digital health technology company that advances digital-first care delivery and research to help people live longer, fuller lives. Its award-winning modular platforms are used by more than 3,000 hospitals and clinics, with over 1.8 million active users in healthcare and over 700,000 participants across research.

Huma’s technology powers:

  • virtual care tools ranging from digital-first screening and population health initiatives to at-scale remote patient monitoring (RPM)
  • companion apps to support patients through treatment and drug therapies
  • digital clinical trials, including decentralised trials, to accelerate medical research

Huma’s regulated Software as a Medical Device, used in its RPM and companion app platforms, is the only disease- and device- agnostic platform to hold EU MDR Class IIb, US FDA 510(k) Class II clearance and Class IIb registration with the UK MHRA. The SaMD platform is regulated to accept artificial intelligence algorithms and monitor patients of all ages.

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3000+ hospitals and clinics supported across Huma platforms to secure the most sustainable impact for patients1

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Our platform can almost double clinical capacity and reduce readmission rates by >30%3

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Huma's digital-first health platforms support a network of 27m patients1

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Over 1 million devices have been shipped in support of our projects and we know what it takes to deploy at scale1

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Winner of the 2022 Prix Galien award for digital health, widely regarded as 'pharma's Nobel prize'4

Winner of the 2022 Prix Galien award for digital health, widely regarded as 'pharma's Nobel prize'4

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Announcement

Huma signs partnership with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany to support cancer care

November 7, 2023
Announcement

Huma signs partnership with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany to support cancer care

November 7, 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.

Huma is one of the first to sign the Zero Health Gaps Pledge

Huma is one of the first signatories to the Zero Health Gaps Pledge, the World Economic Forum’s Global Health Equity Network’s (GHEN) initiative. Huma supports GHEN’s ambition to build a future without disparities in health or wellbeing outcomes. Huma’s digital platform has been built on a deep clinical knowledge of complex patient needs and how people engage with technology and we are committed to ensuring our technology promotes health equity. We are proud to work with governments, hospital groups, universities, life science and technology companies to bring greater scale and impact and help all people live longer, fuller lives.

Huma at World Economic Forum

Global Innovators and Tech Pioneers
Dec 2022: Huma selected to join 100 innovative companies on a two-year journey as part of the World Economic Forum’s initiatives, activities and events, bringing their cutting-edge insight and fresh thinking to critical global discussions.
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Working Together, Restoring Trust
May 2022: With the aim to address economic, environmental, political, and social fault-lines exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Dan Vahdat speaks at WEF annual meeting about the importance of scientific collaboration.
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Accelerating innovation and breaking new ground
October 2022: Dan joined the WEF Biotech Future Forum 2022 to discuss how start-ups are breaking new ground in biotech and changing the way we interact with the world, but also how the sector can earn trust, scale successfully and spot the brightest innovations.
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Making connections at Davos
Jan 2019: Dan attended WEF as an unofficial attendee and spoke to CNBC about the importance of meeting in-person to make connections.
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Announcement

Huma signs partnership with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany to support cancer care

November 7, 2023
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Huma signs partnership with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany to support cancer care

November 7, 2023
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