US-based AirStrip has entered into a strategic partnership with The Batswadi Group to distribute its solutions in 10 African countries.
Under the deal, Batswadi will distribute the AirStrip ONE mobile interoperability platform and the Sense4Baby wireless fetal/maternal monitoring system in 10 African nations, initially starting with South Africa followed by Namibia, Botswana, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Mauritius and Rwanda.
The Batswadi Group CEO Christopher Whitfield said: "South Africa has some of the most advanced hospitals in the world and benefits from a very developed private hospital infrastructure.
"Major players like Netcare, Life Healthcare, Mediclinic and several large independent groups create significant market opportunities for AirStrip not only in South Africa but also in other emerging countries."
AirStrip ONE is said to unite multiple data types from multiple vendors and care settings into a single platform and solution to meet a wide range of clinical requirements and workflows.
In March 2014, AirStrip purchased Sense4Baby, which has already received 510(k) approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and CE mark from European Commission in 2013. It is a wireless system, which will perform non-stress testing for high-risk pregnancies.
AirStrip CEO Alan Portela said: "We have seen an extraordinary level of international interest in AirStrip solutions, so this is just one in a series of announcements as AirStrip rapidly grows its presence outside the US in 2015."