AirStrip secures CE Mark, heads to Europe

By: Brian Dolan | Jan 3, 2012        

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AirstripRPMAirStrip Technologies announced that it has received CE Mark certification to bring its mobile patient monitoring apps to Europe and other markets that recognize the CE Mark. AirStrip enables medical professionals to use their smartphones to gain access to vital signs, critical waveform data and other clinical information, which is sent directly from the hospital and can be viewed from virtually anywhere a cell phone or other wireless connection is available.

“This is a significant milestone that indicates our FDA-cleared solutions also meet the quality and safety standards required by the international healthcare marketplace,” AirStrip Technologies CEO Alan Portela stated in a company press release. “We have seen an incredible level of interest in bringing our applications to Europe and other territories, and we can now aggressively move forward with our expansion plans.”

The CE Mark certification is for AirStrip’s three core offerings: AirStripOB, AirStrip Patient Monitoring, and AirStrip Cardiology.

AirStrip’s initial product, AirStripOB focuses on remote monitoring of maternal and fetal vital signs. AirStrip Patient Monitoring and AirStrip Cardiology are apps that extend the companies virtual real time monitoring technology for mobile devices to a number of acute patient clinical environments, including the intensive care unit, the emergency department, the operating room, the neonatal ICU and other similar settings, according to the company.

AirStripOB was the first iPhone app to receive FDA clearance, while the company’s other offerings received clearance in July 2010. AirStrip also announced an undisclosed amount of funding from Sequoia Capital in 2010.

More recently, AirStrip inked a $4.3 million deal with Catholic West, partnered back up with GE, and added hundreds of new customers in the past year.

More on the AirStrip Technologies’ CE Mark certification in the press release below:

SAN ANTONIO, Jan 03, 2012 — AirStrip Technologies, Inc. has received CE Mark certification to market its innovative mobile patient monitoring applications in the European Community as well as other international territories outside Europe, company officials announced today.

In obtaining the CE Mark, AirStrip Technologies demonstrates that it conforms to international quality benchmarks for medical devices, including ISO standards.

“This is a significant milestone that indicates our FDA-cleared solutions also meet the quality and safety standards required by the international healthcare marketplace,” said AirStrip Technologies CEO Alan Portela. “We have seen an incredible level of interest in bringing our applications to Europe and other territories, and we can now aggressively move forward with our expansion plans.”

Applications currently available include AirStrip OB(TM), AirStrip CARDIOLOGY(TM) and AirStrip PATIENT MONITORING(TM), which are now used by thousands of clinicians at hundreds of US hospitals. The applications give clinicians anytime, anywhere access to vital live and historical patient data including waveforms, ECGs and other information, right on their smartphone or tablet.

AirStrip CARDIOLOGY was just named the best US medical application for the iPhone(R) as part of App Store Rewind 2011, which collects the year’s top apps as selected by the App Store(SM) editorial team.

AirStrip also recently announced a partnership with Qualcomm Life Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, to develop and execute a home health monitoring initiative that integrates AirStrip solutions into the Qualcomm 2net(TM) Platform. The initial focus will be on helping curb hospital readmission rates for congestive heart failure patients.

“We are constantly working to ensure that our applications offer the most productive and reliable user experience possible,” said AirStrip Technologies Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer Bruce Brandes. “International commercialization is the exciting next step in expanding the availability of AirStrip’s native applications, which enable more timely and accurate diagnosis and treatment and are already in strong demand globally.”

About AirStrip Technologies, Inc.

Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, AirStrip Technologies is a pioneer in mobile medical software applications designed to work across most platforms to improve patient safety and reduce risk in the healthcare setting. AirStrip Technologies engages, consults and employs leading technology and medical experts to ensure the highest quality of their products. The core technology team is committed to bringing best-of-breed products to the market that enhance the ability of physicians and healthcare professionals to perform their work on a daily basis with the added assurances that their patients are being provided the best care available. Visit www.airstriptech.com for more information.

SOURCE: AirStrip Technologies, Inc.