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Improved Nicotine Patch Weans Users

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 12:22 PM


Conventional patches provide a steady supply of nicotine, but the electronic SmartStop proactively addresses situations when quitters most want to smoke, pumping doses before cravings even have a chance.
 
Developed by Chrono Therapeutics, the product interfaces with smartphones and tablets via Bluetooth and customizes dosage according to the user's profile and initial input.
 
Although users can manually adjust their dosages, the device is capable of tailoring dosages to their needs and weaning them off gradually, unlike disposable patches.
 
It can also advise users on how to adjust their doses if they select the manual option.
 
In every case, SmartStop sends encouraging messages to users' smartphones and connects them with an online community of quitters.
 
The device is available as an arm band or a less cumbersome skin patch that can be worn more subtly on the stomach, for example.
 
It pumps transdermal doses of nicotine by means of disposable, replaceable cartridges.
 
In early June, Chrono Therapeutics raised $32 million in Series A financing led by Canaan Partners and 5AM Ventures, and the Mayo Clinic, GE Ventures and Fountain Healthcare Partners participated.
 
Chrono Therapeutics says they have multiple patents for the product in the US and in Europe and that clinical trials for FDA approval are underway.
 
Upon its pending FDA approval, SmartStop is expected to be available at a price comparable to other over-the-counter smoking cessation products containing nicotine.
 

© AFP/Relaxnews 2019

   
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