January 10, 2018
London-based Amiko Digital Health, which makes connected inhaler and app suite Respiro, has raised a new round of funding. The amount was not disclosed. Sanner Ventures and Breed Reply (a previous investor) led the round.
Amiko Digital Health’s flagship product, Respiro, consists of two parts. The first part is a connected inhaler for respiratory disease patients, which measures compliance, lung...
April 6, 2017
Two Minneapolis-based companies – digital health care management program maker HealthFactors and medical-focused R&D firm Koronis BioMedical Technologies (KBT) – are working together to create new smart inhaler products for some undisclosed pharmaceutical partners, the company announced earlier this week.
“Connected health technology, including smart inhalers, has the ability to improve...
February 8, 2017
Digital respiratory health management company Propeller Health is collaborating with Novartis to develop a custom add-on sensor for the Swiss pharmaceutical company’s Breezhaler inhaler, which is used for Novartis’s portfolio of COPD treatments. The partnership will be focused in Europe.
The add-on sensor will be developed to work with the capsule-based dry powder inhaler by passively recording...
November 7, 2016
Madison, Wisconsin-based Propeller Health, maker of several smart inhaler sensors and companion apps, has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its latest offering – a sensor that works with GlaxoSmithKline’s Ellipta inhaler.
This marks the company’s eighth FDA clearance, and was born out of a partnership the company struck up with GSK last December. Given Propeller's growing familiarity with the...
November 2, 2016
Cohero Health, a New York City-based digital health company focused on chronic respiratory disease, has raised $9 million in new funding. Three Leaf Ventures, an affiliate of the Broe Group, led the round, which also included Zaffre Investments, the investment arm of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and BioAdvance. GIS Strategic Ventures, the investment arm of Guardian insurance was a new...
August 22, 2016
Asthma UK, a British nonprofit dedicated to fighting asthma, has released a report highlighting the role connected health has to play in treating asthma and reducing the number of preventable deaths from the disease.
"At Asthma UK we are determined to stop asthma attacks." Asthma UK CEO Kay Boycott writes in the introduction to the report. "Outcomes have plateaued in recent years and this must...
July 27, 2016
The market for digital dose inhalers for asthma and COPD will be worth $3.56 billion in 2024, according to a new prediction from Grand View Research.
Though connected inhalers are a new market, they've seen rapid growth in the last few years with interest from big pharma companies like AstraZeneca and Novartis, major device companies like Philips Respironics, as well as the newer, smaller...
July 20, 2016
Adherium, a Melbourne, Australia-based connected inhaler company, has raised $5.9 million ($8 million Australian) through a private placement of shares with Fidelity. Adherium is publicly traded in Australia. Under the deal, Fidelity will purchase 16 million shares at $0.50 Australian per share, bringing the global asset manager's share in the company to 10 percent.
“Fidelity International are...
May 24, 2016
Propeller Health has announced yet another collaboration with a pharmaceutical company. The Madison, Wisconsin-based company will parter with the Chippenham, UK-based Vectura Group, an independent pharma company focused exclusively on inhaler drugs for respiratory conditions.
“Digital health has the potential to make respiratory therapies more personal, powerful and convenient for every patient...
March 23, 2016
Propeller Health and Boehringer Ingelheim announced a new commercial partnership. Under the partnership, COPD and asthma patients using Boehringer's Respimat inhaler will have the opportunity to enroll in a program at select health systems that will monitor their adherence via a Propeller sensor and improve their engagement in their health.
"So far we have developed a popular Bluetooth-enabled...