Propeller Health today announced a collaboration with Novartis to co-package the Propeller digital health platform with Enerzair® Breezhaler® (QVM149; indacaterol acetate, glycopyrronium bromide and mometasone furoate [IND/GLY/MF]), a recently approved Novartis medication developed to treat uncontrolled asthma.
This collaboration marks the first time a digital health tool will be packaged and prescribed alongside an inhaled asthma medication. Enerzair® Breezhaler® and Propeller sensor and app received approval from the European Commission on in July and will launch across Europe starting in 2020. Healthcare professionals in Europe will have the option to prescribe Enerzair® Breezhaler® with or without the companion digital health platform. The medication is not available in the U.S.
Enerzair® Breezhaler® was approved as a maintenance treatment of asthma in adult patients not adequately controlled with a maintenance combination of a long-acting beta2-agonist (LABA) and a high dose of an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) who experienced one or more asthma exacerbations in the previous year.
Propeller’s solution works by attaching a sensor to the Enerzair® Breezhaler® inhaler, which then delivers objective data on medication use to the Propeller app on the patient’s smartphone. The app also sends the patient reminders to take their prescribed dose and keeps a record of adherence data over time. The patient can share that data with their clinician to help inform the patient’s treatment plan. Read the full story here.