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Pear Therapeutics collaborates with Ironwood Pharma for GI-focused digital therapeutics

31 October 2019 | News

Collaboration combines Pear’s expertise in PDTs with Ironwood’s GI franchise and clinical development expertise

Pear Therapeutics, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement with Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to evaluate Prescription Digital Therapeutics (PDTs) for the treatment of selected indications within the gastrointestinal (GI) space.

Corey McCann, President and CEO of Pear Therapeutics said, “We are excited to be partnering with Ironwood on this initiative and believe there is a compelling clinical rationale for use of PDTs in treating GI diseases. This represents an important step for Pear and broadens our pipeline to diseases outside the central nervous system and into a range of chronic conditions.”

Tom McCourt, President of Ironwood said, “This agreement represents an attractive opportunity to develop first-in-class products that could help patients with GI diseases reach better outcomes. At Ironwood, we are committed to helping patients with GI diseases, and are excited about exploring the potential of this innovative new treatment modality.”

This collaboration will leverage Pear’s platform and capabilities in PDTs with Ironwood’s innovative GI franchise expertise.

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