Tuesday, May 2, 2017


The first Tuesday in May is marked as World Asthma Day by the Global Initiative for Asthma. This is an annual event with a goal to improve asthma awareness and care around the world. According to World Health Organization (WHO) estimates, 235 million people suffer from asthma and it’s the most common chronic disease among children. Asthma can be both chronic and heterogeneous and is often associated with allergies to airborne antigens. WHO also notes that asthma affects people in all countries around the world regardless of development1.

Learn more about SCIREQ's solutions for Asthma research.
Assessing airway responsiveness in response to aerosol challenges is the most frequently reported outcome for asthma research. When equipped with an integrated nebulizer, the flexiVent can be used to both deliver aerosol challenges to a subject’s lungs and follow the developing bronchoconstriction through automated data collection.

Thank You to all researchers and health care providers who are striving to develop effective treatments for this condition.

1World Health Organization. "10 facts on Asthma" http://www.who.int/features/factfiles/asthma/en//

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