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AirStrip acquires Sense4Baby wireless monitoring system

By Joseph Conn
Posted: March 27, 2014 - 11:30 am ET

AirStrip, a San Antonio-based mobile healthcare products provider, has acquired Sense4Baby, developer of a mobile fetal and maternal heart-rate monitoring system that works with smartphones and tablets, the company has announced.

Sense4Baby was the first product developed at the West Health Incubator, with original research funded by the Gary and Mary West Health Institute in La Jolla, Calif. The institute licensed the technology to Sense4Baby, also based in La Jolla. The monitoring system has received 510(k) market clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and also has been cleared by the European Commission, the company reported.

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AirStrip pioneered data mobilization in women's services 10 years ago with the first FDA-cleared application that allowed doctors to monitor live data for patients in labor in the hospital setting,” said Alan Portela, AirStrip CEO, in a release. “AirStrip is innovating again by mobilizing waveform data of pregnant patients beyond the four walls of the hospital, expanding the ability to care for patients throughout the obstetrics care continuum.”

Terms of the acquisition were undisclosed.

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