NEW YORK, July 8, 2021 /CNW/ -- MindMed (Nasdaq: MNMD, NEO: MMED, DE: MMQ), a leading biotech company developing psychedelic-inspired therapies, and Datavant, Inc. ("Datavant"), a leader in helping healthcare organizations safely connect their data, announced a partnership through which MindMed will use Datavant's privacy-protecting technology to link MindMed's clinical trial data to external data from both clinical and real-world sources. MindMed plans to use Datavant's linking technology across various stages of the drug lifecycle including discovery, clinical development, and commercialization.
Data linking will allow MindMed to create broad and detailed datasets to better understand the real-world treatment, service utilization, and healthcare experiences of patients with psychiatric and substance use disorders. This data, and the deeper understanding of both the relevant illness and the paths of care through which patients proceed, will help enhance MindMed's clinical trial planning, execution, and preparation for commercialization of its novel molecules.
"Data fragmentation today prevents organizations from understanding how innovative therapies can be used to improve patient outcomes," said Travis May, Chief Executive Officer of Datavant. "The ability to safely connect data from across the healthcare ecosystem to understand the safety, efficacy, and access to a variety of therapeutic interventions creates the opportunity to greatly improve outcomes in psychiatry and addiction medicine."
"While MindMed pursues its mission of radically transforming the paradigm of care for treating psychiatric and substance use disorders, the goal of this initiative is to accelerate efforts to build better psychedelic-inspired medicines and adjacent therapeutic technology", said Robert Barrow, Chief Executive Officer of MindMed. Daniel R. Karlin, MD, MA and Chief Medical Officer of MindMed, added, "In order to build a deeper understanding of the illnesses we seek to treat, we need to better integrate data on the efficacy and efficiency of existing care models as well as patient and provider-related outcomes. Clinical trials capture a small window of time in a patient's overall experience of their illness. These trials, while essential for drug development, tell us nothing about patients' access to, and use of, various treatment modalities through time. Truly understanding the patient journey by knowing about all relevant encounters and events that lie outside of the limited window of clinical trials will enable us to better develop and deploy therapeutics that offer new hope for people who are suffering."
MindMed is a clinical-stage biotech company that discovers, develops and deploys psychedelic inspired medicines and therapies to address addiction and mental illness. The company is assembling a compelling drug development pipeline of innovative treatments based on psychedelic substances including psilocybin, LSD, MDMA, DMT and an ibogaine derivative, 18-MC. The MindMed executive team brings extensive biopharmaceutical experience to MindMed's approach to developing the next generation of psychedelic inspired medicines and therapies.
MindMed trades on the NASDAQ under the symbol MNMD and on the Canadian NEO Exchange under the symbol MMED. MindMed is also traded in Germany under the symbol MMQ. For more information: www.mindmed.co
Datavant's mission is to connect the world's health data to improve patient outcomes. Datavant works to reduce the friction of data sharing across the healthcare industry by building technology that protects the privacy of patients while supporting the linkage of de-identified patient records across datasets. Datavant is headquartered in San Francisco. Learn more about Datavant at www.datavant.com.
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