Earlier this month, Alere Healthcare inked a deal with AirStrip Technologies to distribute the company's wireless remote fetal monitoring technology in the US. In March, Alere inked a similar deal with Monica Healthcare, which also specializes in wireless remote fetal monitoring. At the Mobile Healthcare Industry Summit in London this week, Monica Healthcare CEO Dr. Carl Barratt told MobiHealthNews that the deal with Alere is actually complementary to the similar deal AirStrip struck with the distribution company.
"AirStrip is focused more on the viewer," Barratt explained. Monica Healthcare's AN24wireless fetal-maternal monitoring device is pocket-sized and operates on battery power, weighs under 100-grams and can detect 0.00000001 volts, meaning it can differentiate between the pregnant woman’s heart and her baby's heart signals, according to the company.
Barratt explained that Monica's monitoring device would pair well with AirStripOB's viewing application, which explains Alere's recent deals with both companies.