ResMed (NYSE: RMD) (ASX: RMD), a leader in cloud-connected medical devices and out-of-hospital software-as-a-service (SaaS) business solutions, today announced it has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Propeller Health, a digital therapeutics company providing connected health solutions for people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma.
Named a “2017 Most Innovative Company” by Fast Company, Propeller helps people and their doctors better manage their COPD and asthma. Propeller’s digital medicine platform consists of small sensors that easily attach to consumers’ inhalers and pair with a mobile app to automatically track medication use and provide personal feedback and insights. Propeller’s clinically validated solutions have demonstrated a 58 percent improvement in medication adherence, 48 percent increase in symptom-free days and 53 percent reduction in emergency room visits.
Propeller’s ability to support people in stage II and III severity levels of their COPD are complementary to ResMed’s own suite of cloud-connected ventilators for those with stage III and IV COPD, including Astral, Stellar and AirCurve 10 ST-A with iVAPS – plus ResMed’s new portable oxygen concentrator Mobi.
“Acquiring Propeller is a significant step for ResMed toward becoming the global leader in digital health for COPD,” said ResMed CEO Mick Farrell. “By working with Propeller’s existing partners to offer digital solutions for respiratory care pharmaceuticals and building on our proven ability to support digital solutions at scale, we can positively impact the lives of even more of the 380 million people worldwide who are living with this debilitating chronic disease.” Read the full story here.