Digital Therapeutics (DTx)

Therapeutic interventions driven by evidence-based technologies

What are Digital Therapeutics (DTx)?

Digital therapies (DTx) provide software-based therapeutic solutions to prevent, manage or treat a wide range of physical, mental and behavioral symptoms.

Areas related to Digital Therapeutics. Source: Digital Therapeutics Alliance, 2019

Healthcare goes digital

Digital Therapeutics (DTx) provides patients and healthcare providers with smart and accessible tools.

These tools address a wide range of conditions through high-quality, safe and effective interventions based on collected and analyzed data.

DTX and health regulations

DTx products must meet three major criteria:

  • Should be a medical device
  • Should be prescribed by a health professional
  • Should be able to be reimbursed by legal institutions

Pathologies concerned

Mental health
Chronic pain
Cardiovascular disease
Brain training
Women's health

The DTx market

of DTx companies
75% of the DTx companies mentioned by DTx Europe in their annual report are based in the United States. In Europe, only Kaia (Germany) was one of the top DTx companies in 2019.

The DTx market is expected to grow by 21% annually and generate $9 billion in global revenues by 2025.

Non-exhaustive list of the key companies listed in the report".Top Digital Therapeutic Highlights of 2019 So Far” – DTx Europe.

Key activities

  • Major depressive disorder
  • Chronic pain
  • Autism
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep improvement
  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

DTx Science: An essential event

DTx Science

The first edition of DTx Science, co-organized by Lucine, took place on June 27 and 28, 2019 in Bordeaux (France). DTx Science brought together more than 50 experts and talents in research and innovation of digital therapies applied to health.
Conferences, collective brainstorming sessions, workshops and citizen consultations generated more than 1,500 contributions. As a result, a citizen consultation guide was co-created with the National Digital Council of France.

DTx Science

June 2019 – Bordeaux (France)

Event co-organized by Lucine to bring together stakeholders and citizens around Digital Therapeutics.