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A Self-Guided Mobile Intervention for Adults with Binge Eating and Obesity

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 1R41MH134704-01
Agency Tracking Number: R41MH134704
Amount: $375,273.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: 104
Solicitation Number: PA22-179
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2022
Award Year: 2023
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2023-09-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-08-31
Small Business Information
4 SCIENCE PARK
New Haven, CT 06511
United States
DUNS: 081133796
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 PATRICIA SIMON
 (203) 725-4024
 patricia.simon01@gmail.com
Business Contact
 BRIAN KEENAGHAN
Phone: (203) 725-4024
Email: brian@ouitherapeutics.com
Research Institution
 DREXEL UNIVERSITY
 
3020 MARKET STREET, SUITE 510
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19104-3735
United States

 Nonprofit College or University
Abstract

ABSTRACT
Obesity and comorbid binge eating are serious health problems for more than 40% of adults across the US.7
Health complications due to obesity comprise more than 20% of the nation’s healthcare budget, and the
healthcare costs of individuals with binge eating are $18,152 higher than in obese peers without binge eating.13
The prevalence of binge eating and the substantial burden of healthcare costs highlight the need for treatments
that eliminate binge eating and produce weight loss. Despite this, there is a paucity of interventions that
address these comorbid conditions. In this Phase 1 project, we seek to build a digital therapeutic (called
OTX-401) that will be ready for testing in a large, multi-site, well-powered clinical trial during Phase 2. Positive
results will be the critical initial step to facilitating the widespread implementation and commercialization of the
digital therapeutic to enhance access to highly personalized obesity and binge eating intervention.

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