TOKYO, EMERYVILLE, Calif. and COLUMBIA, Md., July 18, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503, President and CEO: Naoki Okamura, “Astellas”) and Eko Health Inc. (Co-Founder and CEO: Connor Landgraf, “Eko”) announced today that they have entered into a License & Supply Agreement for the global supply and license of Eko’s latest digital stethoscope, the CORE 500™, and a custom suite of Eko’s AI-powered cardiovascular disease detection software. Working collaboratively with Welldoc, Inc. (President, CEO: Kevin McRaith, “Welldoc”), Astellas intends to integrate Eko’s technology with Welldoc’s cardiometabolic digital therapeutic (DTx) capabilities to create a proprietary, non-invasive device-DTx solution for patients with heart failure, currently known as Z1608. Astellas intends to seek U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for Z1608.

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