DCTx Incubator - A pathway to innovation driven by purpose
Our UCB Digital Care Transformation (DCTx) team has been working to source the
latest innovations from entrepreneurial businesses across the global digital health
ecosystem - challenging ourselves to uncover breakthroughs in care provision and
delivery. Breakthroughs that can have a major impact in solving some of the biggest
challenges in the lives of people living with severe or chronic diseases. The value that
we will seek to create puts their wellbeing paramount.
We believe the ventures we are working with currently, as well as those we seek to
bring into the program moving forward, can have a real impact on the individual lives
of patients and at scale, they have the potential to impact society and our world.
Our ambitions are bold, but we are proud of and enthused by. This is why one of the
most important criteria of the businesses we want to partner with has to be ambition.
The start-ups currently in the program each have that ambition:
Epihunter solutions apply real-time AI to third-party wearable EEG for real-time digital
interventions - reducing the conditions’ daily life impact while generating real-world
data for better diagnosis, treatment and new therapies.
The company has already created, clinically validated and commercialised a
beachhead for absence epilepsy in Europe & Australasia and is now setting up
co-development collaborations for a future product pipeline of 13 products in epilepsy
and other brain disorders.
The miniature LAB-ON-SKINTM sensing platform developed by the Xsensio team in
Lausanne, Switzerland, allows the detection of small changes in skin biofluids.
A non-intrusive wearable device that can help to detect and predict changes in a
number of disease areas could help both clinicians and patients better manage a
range of conditions and lead to better outcomes for patients.
VRx Medical is an immersive digital therapeutics company founded in California by
Garland Wong and Paul Lafferty. Their mission is to deliver accessible, drug-free,
digital wellness through immersive VR technology.
Bringing together virtual and augmented reality to the fingertips of patients, providing a
wide range of therapies that can integrate into their lifestyles
And finally, PeakProfiling combines voice analytics based on quantitative musicology
of sound patterns with Machine Learning methods. Several clinical studies have
already demonstrated that this technology can serve as a valid predictor of certain
Each of these DCTx Incubator participants have the combination of innovation and
drive to see it reach a global market.
To find out more about our incubator, apply to be a part of the program and keep
updated on the latest start-ups taking part, please visit our website on
ucb-digitalcaretransformation.com - alternatively, you can contact us via email on