December 7, 2020
AireHealth, a Floridian startup focused on the respiratory health space, landed an FDA 510(k) clearance for its connected nebulizer VitalMed. The device was previously cleared as a stand-alone tool but did not have a connected component, according to the company.
The portable device is made of electronic vibrating mesh and is designed to nebulize medication for the inhaler at home. Patients will...
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November 9, 2020
Studies on paediatric pulmonology from the UK and Sweden have demonstrated that both young and adult patients with respiratory disease can achieve good quality spirometry at home, without clinical supervision, when using the NuvoAir Home platform.
The platform includes in-app coaching which provides feedback on techniques to support quality measurements.
Other key findings show that patient...
August 18, 2020
Sweden-based digital therapeutics respiratory company, NuvoAir, has been certified as a Class Im medical device.
The NuvoAir Home platform includes Air Next, a certified bluetooth spirometer, a connected patient app and a healthcare portal.
WHY IT MATTERS
Patients can use the platform to self-monitor their respiratory health and share clinically relevant data with their care teams, who can view...
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...
June 8, 2020
AireHealth, maker of an FDA-cleared portable nebulizer that pairs with a smartphone app for remote monitoring, announced Friday the acquisition of fellow respiratory health company BreathResearch. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The merger agreement sees AireHealth adding BreathResearch's IP, research and patents, which include work on machine learning analytics for respiratory...
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,...
January 9, 2020
Respiratory monitor maker NuvoAir (formerly Pond Healthcare Innovation) has picked up its first FDA 510(k) for Air Next, a portable and connected home-use spirometer device.
According to the FDA’s premarket notification database, the Stockholm, Sweden-based company submitted its application in November 2018, and received the decision last Thursday.
The Air Next is designed for patients with...
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...
February 25, 2019
This morning Spirosure, a health tech company focused on respiratory conditions, announced that its latest product the Fenom Pro Asthma Monitor has landed FDA clearance. The provider-facing technology enables clinicians to measure the fraction of exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO), an indicator of airway inflammation, in their patient’s breath. The technology uses proprietary algorithms to detect the...
January 23, 2019
While recent news of international product launches and recent M&As might suggest a cutthroat market, new data released this week by Research2Guidance suggest that there is still plenty of room in the digital respiratory health sector for both existing and new market players.
According to “The Global Digital Respiratory Solutions Market 2009-2023” report, roughly 210 million asthma and COPD...