Propeller, Novartis to develop add-on sensor for COPD patients

As patients use the Breezhaler™ inhaler, a patented capsule-based dry powder inhaler (DPI) for treatment of COPD, the new custom sensors will allow for passively recording and transmitting compliance data, better informing patients and their physicians of adherence and other treatment factors through the Propeller platform. Propeller has regulatory clearance to help patients and their physicians better understand asthma and COPD, and help to improve the symptoms and outcomes of these chronic respiratory diseases. The Novartis-Propeller partnership is focused on COPD in Europe.