TechConnect Innovation Program

Subaid: a mobile solution to improve adherence for substance use disorders

Care Team Solutions, Kentucky, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

We are developing a first generation medication management smartphone application for substance abuse disorders, named SubAID. The mobile app is designed to support patients by encouraging them to take their medication as instructed by their physician.

Primary Application Area: Pharmaceuticals & Personal Care

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 6

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: SubAID fills a niche in the medication adherence category that is now underserved and will provide a first-to-market system in mHealth for self-managed OST and other substance use disorders. Our review of commercial adherence systems produced no mHealth devices that pair with a smartphone app for substance use disorders.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Mid-stage Startup (A or B)

Showcase Booth #: 752

Website: www.medsignals.com

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: Phase I SBIR Contract
Award # HHSN27101300015C
Amount: $149,307
Period: 08/01/13-02/28/14
Sponsor: NIH/NIDA
Title: Using mHealth to Aid Opioid Medication Adherence

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners