AirStrip and Telenatal have announced their partnership to begin distributing AirStrip’s Sense4Baby wireless fetal/maternal monitoring system in 13 European countries. Sense4Baby is used to perform remote maternal and fetal monitoring including for high-risk pregnancies. The monitoring system received a CE mark from the European Commission in 2013 for commercialization in remote settings including self-administration. Established in 2007, Telenatal aims to provide additional care choices to women facing increased medical risk during pregnancy.
AirStrip and Telenatal will make Sense4Baby available in the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey. Established in 2007, Telenatal aims to provide additional care choices to women facing increased medical risk during pregnancy.
Last year, AirStrip acquired the assets of Sense4Baby, Inc. in 2014. It received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for remote use by medical professionals and is pending FDA clearance for self-administration.
The Sense4Baby technology platform was originally researched at the West Health Institute, which licensed the technology to Sense4Baby, Inc. The company received an investment from the Gary and Mary West Health Investment Fund and was the first resident of the West Health Incubator. The Institute, Investment Fund and Incubator are a part of West Health, four organizations with a common mission—pioneering new and smarter technologies, policies and practices, to make high-quality healthcare more accessible at a lower cost to all Americans.
“AirStrip has a long-standing commitment to maternal-fetal health and safety. Sense4Baby allows us to extend interoperability and mobility to out of hospital settings to promote better outcomes, safety, and convenience,” said AirStrip President Matt Patterson, MD. “International demand for Sense4Baby is overwhelming. We are delighted to partner with Telenatal to begin addressing the demand throughout Europe.”