In this episode, Ayesha discussed Fitbit’s new lineup of smartwatches that is set to release this fall, including the Sense 2 which has a sensor for the detection of atrial fibrillation (AFib). Fitbit said the Sense 2 is its most advanced health-focused smartwatch to date. The device has a sensor that can identify signs of AFib through the company’s electrocardiogram (ECG) app and photoplethysmography (PPG) algorithm. Hear more about the AFib detection feature as well as the smartwatch’s new Body Response sensor for stress management.
Ayesha also discussed the FDA approval of Imbruvica (ibrutinib) for pediatric patients one year of age and older with chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD). This is the BTK inhibitor’s first approval for a pediatric indication, and the first approved liquid form of the drug. The approval addresses an unmeet need in this indication, as treatment options for cGVHD in younger children are limited. Learn more about the approval in this episode of the Xtalks Life Science Podcast.
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