Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
November 7, 2019 

Minister Davis Announces Support for Innovative Health Product

The Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, today announced an investment of $246,000 for BreatheSuite Inc. to support the company’s research and development on innovative technology for proper inhaler usage.

BreatheSuite is developing ‘smart’ inhaler add-on devices that train asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease patients in proper inhaler technique and adherence.

Founded by Brett Vokey, BreatheSuite was a participant in Memorial University’s Centre for Entrepreneurship, Bounce Health Innovation, and the Genesis Evolution program. Since its inception, the company has been recognized internationally, most notably placing in the Top 10 globally at the prestigious New York Health Innovation Challenge.

The Provincial Government is delivering on commitments outlined in the Business Innovation Agenda and Technology Sector Work Plan. These commitments help strengthen the province’s economic foundation, and deliver better services and better outcomes for residents. The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living, and can be viewed at thewayforward.gov.nl.ca

Quotes:
“As work continues to develop and advance the start-up eco-system in our province, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is committed to providing programs and services to support entrepreneurs and innovators, just like Brett Vokey. This commitment to create and maintain a climate where innovation can thrive is important in ensuring a bright and prosperous future for our province.”
Honourable Bernard Davis
Minister of Tourism, Culture, Innovation and Industry 

“This investment allows for BreatheSuite to continue to grow our product portfolio to help as many chronic disease patients as we possibly can. By using our digital health interventions, we aim to close the gap of improper medication usage by teaching proper inhaler technique and adherence. This investment from the Provincial Government helps us achieve our mission of empowering chronic disease patients to manage their own diseases more effectively”
Brett Vokey
CEO, BreatheSuite 

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Learn more
BreatheSuite 

Business Innovation Agenda

The Way Forward

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Media contacts
Eric Humber
Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
709-729-4819, 725-9655
erichumber@gov.nl.ca 

Brett Vokey
BreatheSuite
709-765-1002
brett.vokey@breathesuite.com 

2019 11 07                                                    4:35 p.m.