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Inhaler Training Device for Asthma and COPD Patient Education

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 1R43HL118847-01A1
Agency Tracking Number: R43HL118847
Amount: $224,760.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: NHLBI
Solicitation Number: PA13-234
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
6901 E Fish Lake Road
MAPLE GROVE, MN 55369-5401
United States
DUNS: 140696332
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 (612) 730-1091
Business Contact
Phone: (763) 515-5321
Research Institution

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Koronis Biomedical Technologies (KBT) proposes to develop an inhaler training system for respiratory educators with the goal of improving patients' use of dry powder inhalers (DPIs) and pressurized metered dose inhalers(pMDIs) appropriately. Studies have repeatedly observed that a significant proportion of inhaler users are not using their inhalers correctly. Inhalers deliver medication directly to the lungs and are widely used to treat asthma and COPD. When correctly administered, inhaled medications are highly effective in reducing morbidity and mortality. Correct inhalation technique is critical for he successful use of pMDIs and DPIs. Yet proper inhaler technique is difficult for patients to maintain and compliance has been shown to deteriorate with time. Improper technique results in suboptimal medication delivery and has significant consequences, including increasing emergency room visits and lower quality of life scores. Frequent re-assessment and retraining h

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