asthma

By Mallory Hackett 11:56 am September 21, 2020
Teva Respiratory, an affiliate of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, completed its digital inhaler portfolio today with the launch of two new products: the AirDuo Digihaler and the ArmonAir Digihaler. Both of the new inhalers are prescription inhalation powders designed to treat people with asthma 12 years and older. The AirDuo can be used to control symptoms of asthma and to prevent symptoms such...
12:59 pm September 16, 2020
Apple and Anthem, along with the University of California, Irvine, and software company CareEvolution, have teamed up to launch a two-year, 900-participant study investigating how digital tools can help patients control their asthma and reduce hospital utilization. “The Digital Asthma Study brings together Apple Watch’s innovative technology with an engaging app-based self-management experience...
By Laura Lovett 12:04 pm August 26, 2020
Digital respiratory health company Propeller Health is expanding its geographical footprint to Japan thanks to a partnership with pharma giant Novartis.  Patients living in Japan who take one of Novartis’ drugs to help with uncontrolled asthma, the Enerzair or Atectura Breezhaler, will be able to enroll in Propeller’s digital-management program.  Those that opt in can attach the Propeller’s...
By Dave Muoio 02:14 pm July 16, 2020
Jerusalem-based Teva Pharmaceuticals announced this week the U.S. launch of its ProAir Digihaler. The sensor-laden albuterol dispenser requires a prescription, and is indicated for those aged four years or older with reversible obstructive airway diseases such as asthma and COPD, as well as for the prevention of exercise-induced bronchospasm (EIB) among this same group. The device connects to a...
By Laura Lovett 03:10 pm July 7, 2020
Novartis and respiratory health company Propeller Health, a ResMed subsidiary, have teamed up to co-package the latter’s digital health platform with the pharma giant’s new asthma medication Enerzair Breezhaler.  This news come shortly after the product landed European Commission clearance. The co-packaged product will be launching in the EU during 2020. However, it is not yet available in the U....
By Laura Lovett 03:15 pm June 10, 2020
Over the last few months respiratory health has become a major area of focus within the medical community and beyond, as COVID-19 on takes its toll. However, respiratory conditions have long impacted the American public. In fact, the CDC reports that 19.2 million US adults have asthma.  As in many areas of health, today we are seeing the rise of digital for monitoring and treating respiratory...
By Dave Muoio 03:19 pm May 26, 2020
Digital respiratory health company Propeller Health has received 510(k) clearance for a sensor and app intended for use with AstraZeneca's Symbicort inhaler for asthma and COPD, the company announced today. The tool – which, according to the agency, was submitted to the agency in September and greenlit in late March – was developed in a previously unannounced partnership with the Cambridge,...

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By Leontina Postelnicu 11:38 am August 23, 2019
A new app for asthma sufferers promises to provide another means of improving training and awareness of correct inhaler technique by using gamification and an augmented reality functionality released by Google (ARCore) and Apple (ARKit). Called MySpira, the app, which aims to help children aged six to 13, was developed by UK-based digital agency Orbital Media in conjunction with the University of...
By Dave Muoio 11:47 am May 28, 2019
This month’s news that Apple had picked up the patent rights for a passive health monitoring system from startup Tueo Health does not appear to the only business occurring between the two companies. On Friday, CNBC reported that the consumer tech company had also outright acquired the small respiratory health company for an undisclosed sum. Tueo Health’s website was pulled down at some point late...
By Dave Muoio 04:27 pm May 13, 2019
Apple has acquired the worldwide rights to a patent describing a means of monitoring a user’s health while they sleep, without the use of a smart device like the iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch. The patent, registered with the European Patent Office and spotted yesterday by Patently Apple, incorporates sensors placed near or remote to the patient to monitor individual, environmental, physiological...