Submission follows completion of first-in-class trial demonstrating significant improvements in A1c reduction with investigational therapy targeting the root causes of type 2 diabetes.
SAN FRANCISCO, September 22, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Better Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: BTTX), a prescription digital therapeutics (PDT) company developing a novel form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to address the root causes of cardiometabolic diseases, today announced that it has submitted a de novo classification request to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking marketing authorization for BT-001, its potentially first-in-class digital therapeutic designed to use CBT to treat Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) in patients 18 years and older.
"Submitting this de novo request is not just a major milestone for our company but an important moment for patients, providers and payers. As the first digital therapeutic submitted to the FDA for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, BT-001 marks a new kind of treatment paradigm with the potential to address the root causes of this and other cardiometabolic diseases," said Mark Berman, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Better Therapeutics. "By providing people with convenient, personalized treatment rooted in decades of behavioral science, we aim to help them take back control and live healthier lives, instead of relying on increasingly costly pharmaceutical treatments that place undue burden on patients and fail to address the behavioral root causes of disease."
This submission follows positive results from the BT-001 pivotal trial, the largest randomized control study ever conducted of a digital therapeutic to evaluate glycemic response in T2D. The trial met both its primary and secondary endpoints demonstrating statistically and clinically meaningful reductions in A1c over the current standard of care, even as control group patients increased use of blood sugar lowering medications. The results achieved were sustainable and improved between day 90 and day 180 of the trial, demonstrating that BT-001 has the potential to deliver meaningful, durable improvements in blood sugar control for a complex range of patients with T2D already on standard of care blood sugar lowering medications.
In addition, exploratory data revealed a host of cardiometabolic improvements as well as lower medication utilization compared to the control group, supporting the potential for BT-001 to improve the overall health of patients with T2D and potentially reduce the usage of increasingly costly T2D medications associated with the progression of the disease.
If authorized by the FDA, BT-001 would be the first validated, prescription solution for delivering CBT to T2D patients at scale, from their digital devices. In addition to treating T2D with BT-001, if authorized, Better Therapeutics is exploring the potential to use CBT for other cardiometabolic conditions, including nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia.
BT-001 is Better Therapeutics’ investigational prescription digital therapy for the treatment of T2D. The investigational therapy is delivered via software that provides a tailored experience to patients designed to help them address the underlying causes of T2D by making meaningful, sustainable behavioral changes. The BT-001 investigational therapy is rooted in the well-studied, gold standard of behavioral modification therapies, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). While CBT has been used for T2D and other cardiometabolic conditions before, until now the approach has not been scalable due to the need to deliver the therapy via a therapist. If authorized by FDA, BT-001 would be the first validated, prescription solution for delivering this therapeutic approach to T2D patients at scale, from their digital devices.
About the Better Therapeutics nCBT Platform
Better Therapeutics digital therapeutic platform is designed to delivers a novel form of CBT to help people with cardiometabolic diseases potentially improve key measures related to T2D, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and other cardiometabolic conditions. By adapting the principles and mechanisms of CBT, the digital therapeutic platform is designed to address and modify the cognitive patterns that affect eating habits and other behavioral factors associated with cardiometabolic diseases.
About Better Therapeutics
Better Therapeutics is a prescription digital therapeutics (PDT) company developing a novel form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to address the root causes of cardiometabolic diseases. The company has developed a proprietary platform for the development of FDA-regulated, software-based solutions for type 2 diabetes, heart disease and other conditions. The CBT delivered by Better Therapeutics’ PDT is designed to enable changes in neural pathways of the brain so lasting changes in behavior become possible. Addressing the underlying causes of these diseases has the potential to dramatically improve patient health while lowering healthcare costs. Better Therapeutics’ clinically validated mobile applications, if authorized for marketing, are intended to be prescribed by physicians and reimbursed like traditional medicines.
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