Woebot hires regulatory technique exec and extra digital well being hires

Woebot Well being, maker of a psychological well being chatbot, not too long ago appointed Dr. Robbert Zusterzeel as vice chairman of regulatory science and technique.

Zusterzeel involves Woebot from IQVIA, the place he served as senior director of U.S. regulatory science and technique. He’d beforehand labored on the FDA for practically 10 years. 

“We consider in and have embraced regulation from the beginning and have expanded our science-based product group, which makes it the proper time so as to add deep experience to speed up the method towards clearance. Robbert’s distinctive mixture of scientific, scientific and regulatory abilities and fervour for this rising house might be instrumental in bringing our clinically-proven merchandise to market,” Woebot founder and president Alison Darcy stated in an announcement.

In March, the startup added a $9.5 million funding from Leaps by Bayer, constructing on a $90 million Collection B from July 2021. Woebot additionally obtained FDA Breakthrough Gadget Designation for its investigational postpartum melancholy digital therapeutic, WB001, final 12 months. Moreover it is engaged on a product for adolescent melancholy, dubbed WB002.

Decentralized scientific trial startup Curebase named Sean Lynch as vice chairman of scientific operations.

Lynch beforehand labored as senior director of scientific mission administration at tech-driven scientific trial firm TrialSpark. He’d additionally served as senior director of worldwide gross sales and senior mission supervisor at scientific analysis group Syntactz.

“Sean is an skilled scientific trial skilled with a robust enterprise improvement background, which makes him perfect to guide our scientific operations,” Curebase founder and CEO Tom Lemberg stated in an announcement. “His means to prepare and inspire scientific trial groups and his mission administration coaching will drive progress for the corporate whereas opening up alternatives for extra folks to take part in medical analysis.”

Earlier this 12 months, Curebase raised $40 million in Collection B funding. 

Ophelia, which gives digital therapy for opioid use dysfunction, appointed Lon Binder as chief know-how officer.

Binder most not too long ago was CTO at Cityblock Well being, a tech-enabled supplier startup aimed on the Medicaid and low-income Medicare populations. He has additionally served as CTO at vision-care and glasses retailer Warby Parker.

“Lon is an skilled know-how chief with a uncommon mixture of imaginative and prescient, creativity, coronary heart and drive,” Zack Grey, cofounder and CEO of Ophelia, stated in an announcement. “We could not have discovered a greater match for our mission, tradition and staff. We’re extraordinarily proud to work with him and to construct the core know-how collectively that can energy the way forward for dependancy therapy.”

Ophelia raised two rounds of funding in 2021: a $15 million Collection A introduced in April and a $50 million Collection B from December. 

Suki, maker of an AI-backed healthcare documentation assistant, introduced two new hires for its product staff. 

Belwadi Srikanth will function vice chairman of product and design. He labored at Google for greater than 15 years, the place he labored as director of product administration.

Anmol Rastogi was named senior director of product administration. He’d beforehand served as vice chairman of merchandise at Indian on-line mortgage firm Lendingkart and as India product lead with monetary companies agency Tala.

“At Suki, we acknowledge that profitable merchandise come from groups comprised of deep expertise. We need to entice the perfect within the enterprise as we purpose to deliver pleasure again to medication by assuaging doctor burnout,” Punit Soni, founder and CEO of Suki, stated in an announcement. “These two new product leads are key appointments who’re greater than ready to offer the management that can make our product imaginative and prescient a actuality within the coming years.”

Suki most not too long ago introduced a $55 million Collection C spherical in late 2021. 

Dwelling and senior care platform Honor Know-how named Andrew Steinberg as chief monetary officer. 

He beforehand labored at funding banking agency Evercore, the place he was a managing director centered on M&A and capital markets advisory in software program, AI and machine studying, medtech and journey tech.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Andrew together with his deep breadth of data to our government management staff,” Honor CEO and cofounder Seth Sternberg stated in an announcement. “His alignment with Honor’s mission to broaden the world’s capability to care will place us to optimize the large alternatives we’re experiencing within the residence care market and improve our means to ship on this imaginative and prescient.”

In October, Honor introduced it had raised $70 million in a Collection E spherical and $300 million in debt financing, incomes the corporate unicorn standing with a valuation of greater than $1.25 billion. The corporate additionally not too long ago acquired residence care supplier Dwelling As a substitute.

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