Clinical stage company Beckley Psytech has partnered with behavioural health company Ksana Health to use the company’s technology to support its future clinical trials.
Beckley Psytech will use Ksana Health’s Effortless Assessment Research System (EARS) to collect passive mobile device meta data from clinical trial participant’s smartphones. The system will be used to identify individual signals of potential response and relapse.
Beckley Psytech hopes that the partnership will help it track novel, predictive digital biomarkers to follow patient progress in upcoming Phase 2 studies evaluating the use of 5-MeO-DMT in combination with psychotherapy in the treatment of treatment resistant depression (TRD).
Cosmo Feilding Mellen, CEO of Beckley Psytech, said: “This partnership with Ksana Health further supports our strategy to develop an integrated psychedelic treatment model, ensuring that patients are continuously supported throughout their treatment journey. We look forward to working with Ksana Health and exploring how their state-of-the-art digital technology can help support patient safety and response in our upcoming Phase 2 clinical trials.”
Dr Nick Allen, co-founder and CEO of Ksana Health, commented: “Psychedelic treatments are offering exciting new approaches to recovery from mental disorders. However, we need rigorous clinical trials to ensure that this promise is realised. We are therefore very excited to partner with Beckley Psytech to help them build out their digital strategy. By using our continuous behavioural health measurement tools, we can help Beckley Psytech to understand each patient’s journey more deeply, which will ultimately allow for more effective and personalised treatments.”