COPD

By Jonah Comstock January 24, 2018
New Zealand-based smart inhaler company Adherium, which up until now has distributed its products via pharma sales channels in Europe and Australia, plans to expand into the United States in the first half of 2018 with a direct-to-consumer (and direct-to-payer) strategy. “We’ve had a great relationship over the last couple of years with AstraZeneca, we’ve launched in a couple dozen countries now...
By Jonah Comstock December 19, 2017
Brisbane, Australia-based ResApp is planning to re-do its big US trial soon, but in the meantime the smartphone respiratory diagnosis company is continuing to collect data in its native country. The company released data yesterday from a clinical study of more than 1,300 adult patients at Joondalup Health Campus in Perth and Wesley Hospital in Brisbane. While the company’s previous studies have...
By Laura Lovett November 16, 2017
Express Scripts members will now have access to Propeller’s FDA-cleared digital platform for respiratory health. Today, the two companies announced a partnership which they claim is the largest respiratory digital health deployment with a pharmacy benefit manager yet.  The Propeller system allows a patients to attach a sensor to their inhaler, which is synced to an app on the users smart phone....
By Dave Muoio November 2, 2017
North Carolina-based Pneuma Respiratory has announced a fully digital soft mist inhaler device. The inhaler can deliver several different types of medicines directly to the lungs, and by syncing with a mobile app can be used to verify dose delivery in real-time. “What we’ve done is created the first electronically breath-actuated inhaler,” James Bauler, VP of business development at Pneuma...
By Dave Muoio October 31, 2017
Humana has tapped Crestwood, Kentucky-based Revon Systems for a market-wide pilot of the latter’s mobile self-triage platform, the Revon Smart Symptom Tracker. The program aims to help a select population of Medicare Advantage members with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) better assess day-to-day variations in their symptoms. “COPD is characterized by exacerbation, and patients who...
By Jeff Lagasse September 1, 2017
Melbourne, Australia-based Adherium, a digital health company that focuses in improving medication adherence and patient outcomes, has just received FDA clearance for a new inhaler monitoring device for AstraZeneca’s Symbicort aerosol inhaler, dubbed the SmartTouch for Symbicort.   The SmartTouch is a device that grafts onto a patient’s inhaler to monitor and encourage medication adherence as...
By Jeff Lagasse August 24, 2017
Propeller Health, a company that trains its digital eye on respiratory medicine, first partnered with GSK in 2015. Now, that collaboration is being expanded -- enabling both companies to prepare for, and undertake, commercial activities using the Propeller clip-on sensor and software platform for use with GSK’s ELLIPTA Inhaler.   Ongoing research and development efforts will continue, with...
By Jonah Comstock June 21, 2017
Madison, Wisconsin-based Propeller Health is now a decade old. The digital health company, which makes connected inhalers and patient- and provider-facing data analytics tools for respiratory diseases asthma and COPD, can hardly be considered a startup anymore. Nowadays the company has numerous published efficacy studies and business relationships with most major pharma companies in the...
By Heather Mack March 15, 2017
New York City-based Cohero Health, which develops connected health tools and technologies for chronic respiratory diseases, has closed on $10.5 million in Series A funding. This builds on the company’s earlier $9 million Series A round from late 2016, and the extra funding comes from new strategic investors Samsung Next and Omron Healthcare. With seed funding, this brings Cohero's total funding...
By Heather Mack February 9, 2017
A telehealth initiative at Charleston Area Medical Center led to reduced readmission rates for several chronic conditions, the health system reported today. What led to the reductions wasn’t the advent of video consultations with specialists or sophisticated biometric sensor monitoring, but health information for patients and workflow integration for hospital staff via SmarTigr, TeleHealth...