Life Sciences Insight

Sidekick Health nets $55M to bolster digital therapeutics programs

Looking to no longer play second fiddle, digital therapeutics developer Sidekick Health has set its sights on expanding its video-game-like platform to assist in treating people with multiple chronic conditions.

After collecting $20 million in late 2020, the Swedish company now has another $55 million in venture capital for its efforts and has outlined plans to build out its commercial footprint in the U.S.

Sidekick’s smartphone software combines artificial intelligence and gamification measures to reward beneficial changes in lifestyle, and it delivers users personalized recommendations in managing their nutrition, exercise, sleep, stress and medication adherence.