16:25 08 May 2017
ptar Pharma is working together with Kali Care to develop a smart sensor that can measure adherence to eye drops. Kali Care, which is based in Silicon Valley, is making a small sensor that can be installed in a container for eye drop medications. The sensor can detect when the bottle is used, how much drops have left the container, and how the patient applies eye drops.
CEO Dr. Sena Fateh said that the company was already eyeing the clinical trial space as a natural home for the technology.
"As you know, adherence in trial is very low and there is no way to know how people take their medication," he said at the time. "Right now, it’s paper, subjective input, not accurate. We change that. It’s objective data and the investigator can see it all with one click.”
“Clinicians are now able to rely on objective and accurate data," Fateh and Aptar President Salim Haffar said in a joint statement. "Aptar Pharma’s leading dispensing technologies combined with Kali Care’s smart sensors, data analytics and cloud services will help make clinical trials more efficient and effective. This allows ophthalmologists to improve risk strategies to distinguish patients requiring minimal support from those who require closer monitoring.”