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Pear Bankruptcy Filing Highlights Difficult Challenges Facing Digital Therapeutics
Pear Therapeutics filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in April and sold its remaining assets in an auction for about $6m. The demise of one the pioneers in the prescription digital therapeutics industry highlights the challenges PDT developers face getting their products reimbursed.
Pear Bankruptcy Filing Highlights Reimbursement Barriers for Digital Therapeutics
Pear Therapeutics, Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in April, saying that it had laid off about 92% of its staff but would still pursue a sale of the company or its assets. Health care insiders tell AIS Health, a division of MMIT, that the announcement by one of the pioneers in the prescription digital therapeutics industry highlights the challenges such companies face getting their products reimbursed. The difficulties are exacerbated by investors being wary of backing companies that promise future growth but have yet to turn a profit.
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Minute Insight: Pear Therapeutics Files For Bankruptcy, Hopes To Find Buyer For PDT Assets
A few weeks after announcing that it was exploring its "strategic options," Pear Therapeutics announced that it is filing for bankruptcy and is not filling new prescriptions for its digital therapeutics.
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