gate-Startup VisionHealth achieves important milestone

Worldwide unique health app Kata® receives CE certification as a medical device

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Paving the way for admission to standard care in Germany

High savings potential for health insurances and the health sector

Accelerating new quality of care for an estimated 8.4 million respiratory patients in Germany

gate-Startup VisionHealth announces the certification of its health app "Kata" as a medical device. Experts predict that with this digital therapy assistance, more than 250 million chronically ill respiratory patients worldwide will be able to use their inhalers more effectively, improve their treatment and improve their quality of life. Savings in the millions are expected in the healthcare sector.

Paving the way for admission to standard care in Germany

With the Europe-wide certification as a medical device, an elementary step has been taken for the German market towards inclusion in standard care in accordance with the new "Digital Health Care Act" (Digitales Versorgungsgesetz). As a development specialist for highly innovative, digital health solutions for respiratory indications, VisionHealth is thus paving the way for a new quality of treatment for an estimated 8.9 million respiratory patients in Germany (Source 1, 2). Sabine H"Now there is nothing standing in the way of cooperation with health insurance companies in Germany.?

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"The certification is a clear seal of quality for us," says H"In the rapidly growing market for health apps, Kata" (Source 3) Thus VisionHealth strongly differentiates its digital health solution from conventional lifestyle apps.

Enormous savings potential for the healthcare market

The health costs for asthma and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) already amounted to 250 billion dollars worldwide in 2015 (Source 4), and rising. Of this, $164 billion alone is spent annually on the consequences of incorrect use of inhalers (Source 5). ?Studies have shown that improved handling of inhalation systems can significantly improve therapeutic success. (Sources 6, 7, 8) ?, explains Philipp Kroneberg, COO of VisionHealth. "With Kata"



About VisionHealth

VisionHealth is a German enterprise located in the business incubator gate in Garching near Munich. There, experts from medicine and IT develop innovative digital health solutions in cooperation with research institutions, which in a networked world enable real progress and improvement of therapy standards for patients.

www.visionhealth.gmbh | www.kata-inhalation.com

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3) Kramer, U., Borges, U., Fischer, F., Hoffmann, W., Pobiruchin, M. & Vollmar, H. C. (2019). DNVF-Memorandum ? Gesundheits- und Medizin-Apps (GuMAs). Gesundheitswesen (Bundesverband der https://doi.org/...

4) ERS Whitebook 2017

5) Roggeri A et al.International Journal of COPD 2016:11 597?602

6) Jardim, J. R. & Nascimento, O. A. (2019). The Importance of Inhaler Adherence to Prevent COPD Exacerbations. Medical Sciences (Basel, Switzerland), 7(4). https://doi.org/...

7) Morton RW, Elphick HE, Rigby AS, et al. (2017). STAAR: a randomised controlled trial of electronic adherence monitoring with reminder alarms and feedback to improve clinical outcomes for children with asthma Thorax 2017;72:347-354.

8) Chan, Amy H. Y.; Stewart, Alistair W.; Harrison, Jeff; Camargo, Carlos A.; Black, Peter N.; Mitchell, Edwin A. (2015): The effect of an electronic monitoring device with audiovisual reminder function on adherence to inhaled corticosteroids and school attendance in children with asthma: a randomised controlled trial. In: The Lancet Respiratory Medicine 3 (3), S. 210-219. DOI: 10.1016/S2213-2600(15)00008-9.

As a business incubator, the gate is the first place to go to for high-tech-startups and is located on the research campus in Garching/Munich. The total package consisting out of flexibly expandable offices, coaching, access to the network, professional conference rooms and valuable additional services makes it ?the gate to success for high-tech-startups? since 2002, already.



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