Mumbai : Pharma major Lupin Limited has alunched “ADHERO,” a new connected smart device for metered-dose inhalers. This first-of-its-kind device is designed to help patients with chronic respiratory diseases track their MDI usage and facilitate improved adherence to therapy.
Inhalers are the preferred treatment option for managing the rising incidence of Chronic respiratory diseases like Asthma and COPD in India. However, it is estimated that nearly 45 percent patients do not adhere to therapy (in terms of filling / refilling prescriptions or maintaining prescribed medication schedule), which adversely impacts clinical outcomes and patient quality of life. The new device, ADHERO, is designed to improve patient adherence to therapy.
Lupin has collaborated with Aptar Pharma, a leading provider of drug delivery devices, components and services in bringing this first in class device to market.
ADHERO is a bluetooth-enabled, reusable smart device which attaches to the top of a MDI. With built-in sensors, the device tracks the patient’s daily medication usage and consumption patterns. Patients can access this information by connecting their ADHERO device to the “MyAdhero” app on their smartphones. The app is also equipped to send reminders, provide contextual health alerts based on factors like Air Quality Index (AQI) at the patient’s current location and enable visual analytics. Physicians too can access patient-related information and medication tracking data through the patient dashboard portal as well as through the app.