Propeller Health announced that it received FDA 510(k) clearance for connecting patients using its Symbicort Inhaler to its digital health platform.
The Madison, Wis.-based company’s digital health platform already connects to inhalers used by asthma and COPD patients, including ones manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis and Orion, along with other generic equivalents.
Propeller’s digital health platform helps users with asthma or COPD manage their condition in tandem with their clinician by attaching sensors to existing inhalers to deliver insights on medication use to the Propeller app on their smartphone. Then, users can share insights with their clinician to help inform their treatment plan.
Clinical studies have revealed that the Propeller platform can increase asthma control by up to 63 percent, increase medication adherence by up to 58 percent, reduce asthma-related emergency department visits and hospitalizations b…