Leading global digital health company Huma Therapeutics has acquired data driven clinical research and technology specialist Alcedis.

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.

Alcedis has more than 25 years of clinical trial experience while Huma’s award-winning technologies have been deployed since 2011.

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Between them, Huma and Alcedis have managed nearly a thousand 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 and 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 of 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.”

Huma is an innovation partner to four national governments – England’s NHS, Wales, Germany and UAE – and its digital ‘hospital at home’ was co-created with clinicians and has been independently shown to almost double clinical capacity, reduce hospital readmissions by over a third and has patient adherence levels of over 90 per cent.  

In 2021 Huma Therapeutics raised £92m to scale its modular platform for powering digital ‘hospitals at home’ nationally.