Better Therapeutics Appoints Diane Gomez-Thinnes as Chief Commercial Officer
Industry Veteran Joins Health Technology Pioneer to Bring Prescription Digital Therapeutics for Type 2 Diabetes and other Cardiometabolic Conditions to Market
Gomez-Thinnes brings more than two decades of experience in the healthcare industry, leading the commercialization and launch of products spanning the medical device, prescription medicines and consumer health sectors for companies including Johnson & Johnson and Galderma, where she served as President of
“We could not be more pleased to welcome such an accomplished and well-respected executive to the
At Galderma, Gomez-Thinnes led the company’s largest
“It’s rare to see a company seeking to truly tackle huge health problems with such an innovative approach that is not only clinically promising, but which is leveraging advanced technology to reach patients and potentially improve their quality of life at a scale that simply was not possible before. Having an opportunity to set the standard for what prescription digital therapeutics may accomplish was something that I could not pass up,” said Gomez-Thinnes. “With prescription digital therapeutics rooted in CBT, we have a chance to change how we treat epidemic, chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, heart disease and more by giving individuals control over their own health. And we can do this in a way that reaches more patients, especially those who experience disparities in access to health treatments and services. I look forward to working with the team to ensure these investigational therapies make their way to patients and on working tirelessly to establish Better Therapeutics’ prescription digital therapies as the market-shifting innovations they have the potential to become, if authorized by the FDA.”
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 in-person 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 CBT Platform
Better Therapeutics’ investigational digital therapeutic platform is designed to deliver 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.
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