The Strados RESP Biosensor is a refreshingly modern, patient-centered solution for Clario’s customers looking at additional respiratory data endpoints. The wireless device records pulmonary sounds for 24 uninterrupted hours and has the capacity to hold up to 220 hours (about one and a half weeks) of recordings on board. With the capabilities of a digital stethoscope, this device can capture lung sounds, enabling measurement of cough frequency, cough severity, cough type (e.g., dry, productive), and other adventitious events (e.g., wheeze, rhonchi, crackles).
“Clario has helped many sponsors to obtain high quality data supporting numerous drug approvals in respiratory clinical trials, and some of our customers are increasingly looking for robust and objective cough metrics – an endpoint that Strados Labs’ RESP Biosensor addresses fantastically. The RESP Biosensor’s capabilities eliminate the need for subjective self-reporting and introduce several new respiratory endpoints enabling sponsors to now demonstrate drug efficacy from different angles, enabling greater flexibility in protocol design while reducing the burden for clinical sites and patients.” Achim Schülke, Chief Innovation Officer at Clario.
The RESP Biosensor’s design reduces the burden placed on the patient in the at-home environment. Weighing only as much as a pen and less than half an inch thick, patients can discreetly wear the device on their chest under their clothes and carry on with their day as they ordinarily would. The device is wireless and rechargeable, so there is no need for messy cables or battery replacements.
After 24 hours of continuous recording, the patient docks the RESP Biosensor on the charger, and while it charges, the recorded audio is transferred to the Strados Clinician Portal for review via the Clario-supplied mobile device. This efficient data collection not only eliminates the need for patients to return to sites in person, but also allows clinicians to see patient data much sooner and make faster decisions, whether for patient screening or to support subjects in a study.
“Our goal is to provide clinical trials with much stronger respiratory data, allowing researchers to access lung sounds to determine when patients are coughing or wheezing, differentiate between cough type, and understand how symptoms progress over time in relation to medication use and other factors.” Said Nick Delmonico, CEO and Cofounder at Strados Labs. “We are extremely excited about this partnership with Clario and the potential to improve cough monitoring for many sponsors.”
For more information, visit www.clario.com or www.stradoslabs.com.