Softhale is a Belgium based medical device company focused on the development of Soft Mist Inhalation (SMI) devices for the delivery of pharmaceutical drugs to the lungs. Softhale is currently designing and creating a propellant-free, purely mechanical device to be used for worldwide generic and non-generic pharmaceutical development and approval processes, offering innovative as well as cost-optimized device components.
Our next generation SMI devices incorporate a proprietary set of technical configurations to spray a propellant-free liquid formulation in a highly efficient way. Our technology creates an ultra-fine mist using a mechanically-driven impinging working principle, offering a variety of patient benefits:
They help the medication pass the natural curve of the throat
They give users time to naturally breathe in the medication
They help users get the medication deep into their lungs
In 2012, the founding members of Softhale met and started their conceptual work on a new generation Soft Mist Inhaler (SMI). The team had proven expertise in microfluidic, medical device, pharmaceutical and business development competencies, and the collaboration resulted in a business concept to start a medical device company. The first patent was filed by the group in 2013.
The team then conducted concept validation work and initial freedom-to-operate analysis, followed by the creation of a business plan. This plan – coupled with the team’s strong background – helped Softhale raise seed funding, leading to early stage proof-of-concept work in 2014-2015.
Since then, the Softhale team has successfully expanded collaborations across geographies, attracting series of funding and investing on a proprietary, innovative approach to inhalation therapy. This led to a successful Series A round, a more than €1 million grant and a first customer-funded proof-of-concept study in 2016.
Softhale NV was established in Diepenbeek, Belgium in 2016 and development activities related to our proprietary next generation SMI intensified.
A Series B round is planned for 2018.
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Softhale is a medical device company focused on the development of Soft Mist Inhalation (SMI) devices for the delivery of pharmaceutical drugs to the lungs