“UK biotech Closed Loop Medicine (CLM) has started recruiting patients into a trial that will test whether a drug linked to a smartphone app can improve treatment for hypertension.

The new study is specifically designed to include patients shielding from COVID-19, to see how well they can manage their blood pressure in a home environment and explore whether having hypertension raises the risk of severe disease.

CLM’s programme – CLM-HT01 – combines new formulations of already-registered drugs for high blood pressure with a digital therapeutic app, and earlier this year was awarded a second grant from Innovate UK for a clinical study at Queen Mary University of London that was unfortunately delayed by the pandemic.”