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7 June 2018

Cambridge Cognition and University of Bristol in partnership to tackle growing mental health need

Mental and substance use disorders are now the leading cause of disability worldwide, resulting in 23% of all years lost with a global economic loss of a trillion US dollars every year1 which is why we are very pleased to announce a new strategic collaboration and partnership with the University of Bristol to accelerate the development of novel brain health products.

New scalable tools are needed to measure mental health objectively and to enable clinicians to better diagnose and monitor patients.

Our digital health products exemplify how new technologies can transform clinical research and health, while the team at the University of Bristol, led by Professor Marcus Munafò, brings expertise in mental health and addiction along with an established network of patient groups and clinicians.

The creation of this collaboration will enable us to run in-patient studies with the university and accelerate the development of new software applications to help clinicians address the global need in mental health conditions.

This is an exciting opportunity to rapidly translate our research into clinical practice and patient benefit. We have worked with Cambridge Cognition for several years and this partnership allows us to extend this work and build on their experience of digital neuroscience. - Professor Marcus Munafò, Professor of Biological Psychology at the University of Bristol

We are delighted to extend and formalise our relationship with the talented team at the University of Bristol. Working more closely will enable us to build a pipeline of novel, evidence-based and usable tools to better measure and monitor mental health across all age groups and accelerate our ability to validate our digital health apps in a clinical setting. - Dr Jenny Barnett, Chief Scientific Officer at Cambridge Cognition

Sources:

1 World Health Organization (WHO) March 30, 2017