July 15, 2019
This morning Teva Pharmaceutical Industries announced that the FDA greenlighted its AirDuo Digihaler, a sensor-enabled inhaler. The product, classified as a maintenance asthma inhaler, has a built-in sensor that sends usage data to a corresponding app on a user's smartphone. This information can also be sent to the user’s provider.
The sensor technology is also able to monitor inspiratory flow...
February 12, 2019
Propeller Health’s digital respiratory health platform will be making a bigger splash among European patients thanks to a partnership announced yesterday with Finnish pharmaceuticals and diagnostics company Orion Corporation.
Starting in 2019, the companies will begin co-development of a custom-built Propeller sensor for Orion’s Easyhaler line of inhaled pulmonary drugs. These new sensors will...
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...
January 15, 2019
In light of its recent CE Mark, Kraków, Poland-based respiratory health company FindAir will begin sales of its digital inhaler add-on to European consumers tomorrow, the company announced in a press release.
The FindAir One device wirelessly connects to an accompanying mobile and web app for patients and doctors alike.
For the former, the app passively collects data with each use to monitor the...
December 31, 2018
Jerusalem-based Teva Pharmaceuticals’ sensor-packed, app-connected digital inhaler has recently received marketing approval from the US FDA, according to a release from the company. The device will first become available next year through a “small number” of healthcare system pilot partnerships, with a full national launch currently planned for 2020.
Teva’s ProAir Digihaler is indicated for the...
August 13, 2018
Bankrupting docs? Patient booking platform Zocdoc is putting providers in a sticky situation, CNBC reports. The platform, which lets patients book and cancel appointments, is changing its business model. Now instead of charging providers a flat annual rate per doctor, it proposes to charge a lower annual rate as well as a booking fee for each new customer.
Not only would this dramatically...
July 27, 2018
Connected inhaler sensor maker Adherium has received 510(k) clearance for US over-the-counter sales of its Hailie sensor, formerly known as Smartinhaler. Specifically, individual versions of the device have been cleared for use with the asthma inhalers ProAir HFA, Ventolin HFA, and Flovent HFA.
“This latest clearance kicks off our official entry into the US consumer market, giving the tens of...
April 3, 2018
A partnership between Louisville, Kentucky city leaders, a non-profit, and digital respiratory health company Propeller Health has led to clear improvements in local asthmatic residents’ inhaler use and symptoms, according to a study recently published in Health Affairs.
Furthermore, data collected and made available through the digital respiratory health company’s crowdsourced platform offered...
April 2, 2018
Smart inhaler company Adherium announced last week that it has received 510(k) clearance for over-the-counter sales of its inhaler monitoring device for AstraZeneca’s Symbicort aerosol inhaler, called the SmartTouch for Symbicort.
Adherium — which is headquartered in San Mateo, California, but holds currently offices in Melbourne, Australia; Auckland, New Zealand; and Amstelveen, The Netherlands...
February 13, 2018
Bensheim, Germany-based drug delivery system manufacturer Sanner GmbH and London, UK-based Amiko — a startup that has leveraged smart sensors and artificial intelligence to develop its connected inhaler and app suite Respiro — are looking to integrate novel technologies into medication packaging to better address the challenges of medication adherence.
Following an unspecified investment in the...