Aptar Pharma MDI Add-on Device Aids in Patient Inhalation Technique

Turns a standard metered dose inhaler into a connected device

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Aptar Hero Tracker

The Aptar Pharma HeroTracker® Sense next-generation metered-dose inhaler (MDI) add-on connected device transforms a standard metered dose inhaler (pMDI) into a smart connected healthcare device to help improve the lives of patients around the world suffering from chronic respiratory diseases, such as asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis, and respiratory conditions caused by COVID-19, by tracking their MDI usage and facilitating improved adherence to their prescribed therapy.

By attaching to the canister of an MDI, HeroTracker® Sense has a number of features to help asthma and COPD patients take their medication in a more informed and compliant way. The sensors in the device enable the creation and supply of information such as co-ordination of inspiration with actuation, flow rate, and inhalation duration. Other features available through the app include date and time stamps to indicate when the patient should take their medication, as well as environmental monitoring alerts, such as temperature and humidity.

HeroTracker® Sense offers healthcare providers valuable analytics and insights into patient training, onboarding, and performance through the Aptar Pharma Cohero Health BreatheSmart® Connect Portal, which is both HIPAA and GDPR compliant, while patients can monitor their adherence through the BreatheSmart® app.

“HeroTracker® Sense is a strategic addition to Aptar’s portfolio of digital health solutions in the respiratory space and underlines Aptar Pharma’s progress in the field of digital therapeutics, as well as our commitment to providing tools that will lead to an improvement in the lives of patients,” says Sai Shankar, president, Digital Health, Aptar Pharma.

“The launch of HeroTracker® Sense positions Aptar’s digital respiratory portfolio as a world-leading offering, providing insights into patient behaviors and how that will lead to a change in the way the patient interacts with their device and their understanding of their indication. We see this as a product for the future and one that will demonstrate significant value, creating real-world evidence that can aid the support of reimbursement models in numerous different markets,” adds Marcus Bates, director, business development, Digital Healthcare, Aptar Pharma. 

HeroTracker® Sense has been designed and developed using Aptar Digital Health’s ISO 13485 certified Quality Management System, is CE marked, and is pending FDA approval.

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