A startup has received $2 million in funding to test new ways of providing therapy to members of the armed forces who have problems sleeping, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Rehat LLC, doing business as Noctem LLC, received a competitively awarded $1.3 million grant from the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium to pilot a software platform for treating sleep problems among members of the armed forces.
Collaborating in the study is Rachel Markwald, principal investigator at the Naval Health Research Center Sleep and Fatigue Research Laboratory in San Diego, who received $660,000 to test the usefulness of the Noctem platform.
“The goal is not to replace sleep doctors, but better match the sleep needs of the patients with the resources that are available,” said Anne Germain, CEO and Noctem co-founder. “It’s super exciting.”