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Obstetrics to benefit from AirStrip, PeriGen partnership

Iain Morris
May 28, 2014
Obstetrics clinicians should be able to diagnose and treat evolving conditions faster and more efficiently thanks to a new tie-up between healthcare technology providers AirStrip and PeriGen.

Backed by investments from Sequoia Capital (Menlo Park, CA, USA) and Qualcomm (San Diego, CA, USA), AirStrip (San Antonio, TX, USA) develops mobility solutions that provide healthcare professionals with quick access to critical patient data, while PeriGen (Cranberry, NJ, USA) provides fetal surveillance systems allowing clinicians to make informed decisions about mothers and babies in their care.

The two companies have now formed a partnership that will see AirStrip incorporate a number of PeriGen’s tools into its solution, including technology that allows clinicians to interpret fetal heart rate patterns.

“This collaboration supports AirStrip’s development of a comprehensive maternal-fetal mobility solution that monitors high-risk pregnancies from any location when medically necessary, from the home to the hospital to aftercare,” said Alan Portela, AirStrip’s chief executive. “Obstetrics clinicians will benefit from the delivery of higher-quality care while having the ability to better mitigate the risks associated with childbirth.”

“This enriched care coordination can also help hospitals realize potential savings through the reduced length of inpatient stays,” he added.
PeriGen said the combination of its technology with that of AirStrip would give clinicians “unprecedented access and insight to the most critical and time-sensitive indicators of each labor”.

The tie-up with PeriGen is the latest in a series of business development and partnership announcements from AirStrip this year.

In March, the company acquired the assets of Sense4Baby, the developer of a wireless fetal monitoring system, and it has also announced deals with Texas Health Resources (Arlington, TX, USA) and RegionalCare Hospital Partners (Brentwood, TN, USA) in recent months.
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