AirStrip scores regulatory win in EU

AirStrip Technologies has won CE Mark certification for its mobile patient monitoring applications. The San Antonio-based company develops mobile software apps that work across most platforms and improve patient safety, according to a release.

AirStrip's platform is deployable throughout the healthcare system, including medical, surgical, labor and delivery, coronary, burns, trauma, neuro, pediatric and neonatal ICUs, as well as ED, PACU, PCU and telemetry units, the company notes on its website.

Company officials expressed great enthusiasm about the regulatory win. "This is a significant milestone that indicates our FDA-cleared solutions also meet the quality and safety standards required by the international healthcare marketplace," said AirStrip CEO Alan Portela. "We have seen an incredible level of interest in bringing our applications to Europe and other territories, and we can now aggressively move forward with our expansion plans."

AirStrip was in the news recently after announcing a partnership with Qualcomm Life on a home health monitoring initiative. The initial focus will be on helping to curb hospital readmission rates for congestive heart failure patients. Pilots are expected to kick off in the first quarter of this year.

Qualcomm isn't the only big name AirStrip has partnered with; last April, GE Healthcare ($GE) announced it was working with the company on a mobile app giving clinicians access to near real-time cardiac information.

- see the AirStrip release