TO MITIGATE AND TRACK COVID-19, ENTREPRENEURS PUSH TO DEVELOP TOOLS
July 15, 2020
By David M. Ewalt - The Wall Street Journal

If necessity is the mother of invention, a pandemic is a powerful fertility drug. That is evident in the current coronavirus crisis, which has inspired researchers and entrepreneurs to accelerate the development of tools and technologies that might be useful in containing the virus or mitigating its effects.

BreathResearch of Walnut Creek, Calif., is developing a system that would allow doctors to detect and track the progression of respiratory disease by recording and analyzing the sound of a patient’s breathing.

In early June, BreathResearch agreed to merge with AireHealth Inc., a health company focused on respiratory diseases.

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A VIRTUAL CARE PLATFORM FOR RESPIRATORY ILLNESS:
INTERVIEW WITH STACIE RUTH, CEO OF AIREHEALTH
July 2, 2020
By Conn Hastings - Medgadget 

Recently, AireHealth announced a merger with BreathResearch, a respiratory healthcare company based in Silicon Valley that specializes in detection and monitoring of respiratory diseases. The company has developed a portable spirometer that can be used to measure lung health. The technology involves analyzing breathing sounds and lung flow volumes using AI and machine learning to recognize changes in a respiratory condition.

This technology will be merged with that of AireHealth to form VitalBreath, a virtual care platform for respiratory illness. The system encompasses disease monitoring, including a lung health score based on 35 different biomarkers, drug delivery, and patient apps that aim to increase patient engagement and medication adherence.

Medgadget had the opportunity to talk to Stacie Ruth, AireHealth Co-Founder and CEO, about this technology.

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AIREHEALTH ACQUIRES BREATHRESEARCH TO FLESH OUT IT'S DIGITAL RESPIRATORY HEALTH PLATFORM
June 8, 2020
By Dave Muorio - MobiHealthNews

AireHealth, maker of an FDA-cleared portable nebulizer that pairs with a smartphone app for remote monitoring, announced Friday the acquisition of fellow respiratory health company BreathResearch. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

AireHealth already looks to set itself apart with patient-facing digital features and adherence tracking. The new combined offering, VitalBreath powered by BreathResearch, appears to be strengthening the virtual care platform's capabilities so that it can support early detection of respiratory decline.

VitalBreath powered by BreathResearch will support a patient app, adherence tracking and data-analysis capabilities focused on detecting early respiratory decline.

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AIREHEALTH MAKES HEALTHLINE'S BEST ASTHMA BLOGS OF 2020
May 15, 2020

Each year, Healthline looks for asthma-focused online resources that offer accurate medical information, insight, and a sense of community to those who need it.

AireHealth is proud to be selected as one of Healthline's Best Asthma Blogs of 2020. Each blog was selected based on the quality of content, the consistency in posts, and engagement with its community.

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ORLANDO COMPANY'S PORTABLE NEBULIZER MAY ENHANCE COVID TREATMENT
April 3, 2020
By Justin Braun - Orlando Economic Partnership

 

Orlando startup AireHealth, based in the University of Central Florida (UCF) Research Park Incubator, has a portable nebulizer that uses a proprietary delivery mechanism to significantly enhance the delivery of drugs for lung related treatments and therapies.

That’s why on March 30, AireHealth announced it was eager to help support the national effort to stem the impacts of the novel Coronavirus, putting out a call for collaborators to help apply the firm’s technology to help coronavirus patients.

HOW THESE 4 LOCAL TECH FIRMS & MANUFACTURERS ARE HELPING THE STRESSED HEALTH CARE SYSTEM 
April 3, 2020
By Alex Soderstrom - Orlando Business Journal



Autonomous vehicles and 3-D printers are just some of the technologies 
local companies are deploying to help address the squeeze the coronavirus pandemic has placed on the nation's health care system. 

The virus, which had infected more than 1.06 million people worldwide and 9,585 people in Florida as of April 3, has stressed health care systems around the globe. It’s created a demand for medical supplies, especially masks and ventilators. It’s also caused companies around the world — including several in Central Florida — to shift their businesses and produce medical equipment.

While many companies are reeling as the pandemic forces businesses to shutter and the economy to slow, other firms are seeing a new use for their products and equipment. That includes medical tech firm AireHealth Inc., CEO Stacie Ruth told Orlando Business Journal. “When there’s something this big, it creates as much opportunity as it does a crisis.” 

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UP CLOSE WITH STACIE RUTH
APRIL 2020
By Meaghan Branham - i4 Business Magazine
 
 

   As the daughter of two business owners, AireHealth CEO and Co-Founder Stacie Ruth knew she wanted to make her mark on the world of business in her own way. Once she found a passion for health care, she knew the business side of the industry would be her calling and soon zeroed in on the production and commercialization of medical products. With the creation of the AireHealth connected nebulizer and Asthma App, Ruth hopes to do the same with her own product. Here, she discusses how and why she founded AireHealth and how tech changes the landscape for sustainable health care.

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AIREHEALTH CHOSEN FOR INAUGURAL GUIDEWELL HEALTH TECH ACCELERATOR
June 20, 2019
By The University of Central Florida
 
 
AireHealth, the recent winner of Rise of the Rest, has been chosen to participate in a new program from GuideWell Innovation designed to help women-founded health care technology companies accelerate their growth.
The firm was one of just five companies from the entire Southeast U.S. and the only one based in Orlando...
 
 
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GUIDEWELL INNOVATION SELECTS SIZE WOMEN-FUNDED HEALTH TECH COMPANIES FOR SUMMER SCALE-UP ACCELERATOR COHORT
 
June 17, 2019
By Florida Trend
 
“The GuideWell Scale-Up Accelerator is an eight-week technology accelerator program focused on “Scale-Up” health technology or medical device companies. This cohort is dedicated to companies with women founders that are headquartered in the southeastern U.S.”
 
 
 
RISE OF THE REST: FOSTERING GROWTH REVOLUTION FOR STARTUPS
July, 2019
By Justin Braun - i4 Business Magazine
 
"Medical technology developed right here in Central Florida is about to disrupt the billion-dollar respiratory care device market. Startup company AireHealth has created a connected nebulizer with the potential to provide patient care and treatment…"
 
 
 
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3 LOCAL WOMEN'S BIOTECH FIRMS CHOSEN FOR 2 NEW ACCELERATOR PROGRAMS 
July 1, 2019
By Malak Saleh - Orlando Business Journal
 
Three Orlando firms were chosen among 11 from across the Southeast to participate in GuideWell Innovation's two new business accelerator programs.
GuideWell Innovation, a subsidiary of GuideWell Mutual Holding Corp., partnered with nationally recognized accelerator Springboard Enterprises to choose 11 health tech companies founded by women to participate in two new accelerator programs: Scale-Up and Emerging Health Tech...