Aptar Pharma and Propeller Health, a leading digital therapeutics company, announced plans to collaborate on the launch of a comprehensive platform to develop digital medicines for multiple therapeutic areas and diseases.
The digital medicine platform, spanning inhaled, injectable, nasal and dermal medicine delivery forms, will combine software and experiences with connected drug delivery devices to more effectively treat diseases and improve clinical outcomes for patients.
Aptar Pharma and Propeller will work together with pharmaceutical and healthcare partners to accelerate the development, manufacturing and commercialization of digital medicines for leading marketed and pipeline brands. Digital medicines can help to personalize treatments, monitor patients in real-time, detect day-to-day changes in disease condition and increase patient adherence. Key objectives are to improve patient outcomes and help contribute to lower healthcare costs.
The collaboration brings together Aptar Pharma’s decades of expertise in device development, packaging innovation and quality manufacturing with Propeller’s platform and leading experience in digital therapeutics design and implementation.
The two companies initially partnered in 2016 to develop the world’s first fully-integrated connected metered dose inhaler (cMDI).
“Propeller draws on nearly a decade of experience pioneering digital respiratory medicines and putting them to work in healthcare organizations around the world,” said David Van Sickle, co- founder and chief executive officer of Propeller. “We’re excited to expand our relationship with Aptar and apply our expertise to new diseases. Our end-to-end infrastructure enables fast, flexible and secure development and commercialization of digital medicines.”
Propeller and Aptar Pharma will co-market the platform, with Propeller managing the digital services and Aptar Pharma managing the device development, manufacturing and supply chain. In addition to expanding the partnership, Aptar Pharma has made a strategic equity investment of $10 million in Propeller Health during their latest funding round.