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Respira Labs

Organization Address
545 San Antonia Road Apt. 208
Mountain View, CA 94040

Organization Phone
(617) 999-3735

Industry
Biotech and Pharmaceutical

Organization Description

Twenty-five million Americans are affected by Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). COPD is characterized by recurrent attacks that require frequent ER visits and hospitalization. The costs associated with those visits contribute to half of the disease’s $50 billion per year price tag. Measuring air in the lungs at various points in the breathing cycle maps the evolution of the disease and the build-up towards a COPD attack. Previously, there was no way to track the amount of air in the lungs over time without costly and often hard-to-access lung function labs or CT imaging. Our patent-pending technology tracks lung function remotely providing real-time disease assessment and anticipation of future episodes. By predicting future respiratory attacks, we can reduce clinic visits and ease clinical workflow. Such improved COPD control reduces healthcare costs by reducing hospital-based care, particularly those coming from re-admissions.