Orion Corporation and Propeller Health, a leading digital therapeutics company, today announced a partnership to connect the Easyhaler® line of inhalers for asthma and COPD to Propeller’s digital medicine platform.
The partnership will expand Propeller’s presence in Europe, where Orion serves patients across several countries. Propeller’s platform currently covers more than 90 percent of inhaled medicines for asthma and COPD on the market
Orion’s existing line of Easyhaler products will connect to Propeller’s digital medicine platform via a small, custom-built sensor. The sensor, which is being developed collaboratively under this agreement, attaches to the inhaler and pairs with a mobile app. Propeller automatically tracks medication use and provides personal feedback and insights that help individuals and their doctors manage and reduce symptoms.
Development of the sensor will begin in 2019, with clinical trials, possible real world evidence projects and a broader commercial rollout to follow.
“By connecting Easyhaler to Propeller’s digital platform, we are giving our patients and their providers a new ability to improve the user experience of Easyhaler products and help patients better adhere to the treatments,” said Satu Ahomäki, Orion’s Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations. “We are thrilled to take this step to reduce the burden of asthma and COPD via a digital companion to our medicine.”
“People and their physicians are eager for medicines that put digital to work to improve their treatments and quality of life,” said David Van Sickle, co-founder and CEO of Propeller Health. “This partnership with Orion is another significant step toward reducing the burden of chronic respiratory disease for people around the world.”
Orion is a globally operating Finnish pharmaceutical company - a builder of well-being. Orion develops, manufactures and markets human and veterinary pharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical ingredients. The company is continuously developing new drugs and treatment methods. The core therapy areas of Orion's pharmaceutical R&D are central nervous system (CNS) disorders, oncology and respiratory diseases for which Orion develops inhaled Easyhaler® pulmonary drugs. Orion's net sales in 2018 amounted to EUR 977 million and the company had about 3,200 employees at the end of the year. Orion's A and B shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. For more information, visit www.orion.fi.
About Propeller Health
Propeller Health is a leading digital therapeutics company dedicated to the development and commercialization of measurably better medicines. Propeller creates products to more effectively treat chronic respiratory disease and improve clinical outcomes for patients through connectivity, analytics, and companion digital experiences. The Propeller platform is used by patients, physicians and healthcare organizations in the United States, Europe and Asia. Propeller Health is a wholly owned subsidiary of ResMed (NYSE: RMD, ASX: RMD). For more information, visit www.propellerhealth.com.