The founder of smart asthma inhaler firm Aerobit Health has launched a crowdfunding campaign.

Ali Moiyed, who is the chief executive, is seeking £250,000 in return for 16 per cent equity on Crowdcube to scale up his Manchester-based business.

Aerobit’s tech monitors inhaler use and shares the data with patients, family and clinicians through a smartphone app.

"I've had asthma since I was three and my daughter has also been diagnosed with it, so I understand how it feels to live with this chronic condition every day,” Moiyed, set to speak at BusinessCloud’s ‘Transforming healthcare through technology’ conference in Lancashire on Wednesday, said.

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"We are hugely excited about this product and the huge difference it can make to many people in the UK and worldwide.

“With 300 million asthmatics globally we see a huge opportunity to commercialise our product."

So far Moiyed has raised £116,000 from 60 investors, 46 per cent of the target, with 14 days remaining.

He wants investment to complete product development and conduct clinical trials.

Aerobit claims that 1 in 11 people in the UK suffer from asthma and that a life-threatening asthma attack happens every 10 seconds.

Three people die as a result of the condition every day.

BusinessCloud’s ‘Transforming healthcare through technology’ conference and exhibition takes place between 9am-12.30pm on November 23 at Chorley Town Hall. Admission is free. To register go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/transforming-healthcare-through-technology-tickets-27524503531