Special to California Business Journal.
Somnera, a privately-held sleep solutions and connected health company, has announced the launch of the Somnera™ System for Sleep Apnea patients. This is the first sleep apnea technology that provides positive airway pressure without the continuous high airflow of CPAP, thus creating a much more natural breathing experience that doesn’t require a humidifier.
The system is smaller than traditional CPAP devices, and offers new features designed to engage and delight customers in search of new treatment options in the rapidly growing sleep apnea market. The U.S. FDA cleared the Somnera System in June of 2020, and the company is preparing for high-volume manufacturing to meet increasing demand in respiratory healthcare. The Somnera System will be available exclusively through www.TheCPAPShop.com.
Somnera’s recent clinical study demonstrated effectiveness in treating Sleep Apnea and equivalence to CPAP using the most well-recognized outcome measures. “This is the second randomized trial that demonstrates the safety and efficacy of Somnera in treating sleep apnea,” says Somnera President John Cox.
“Sleep apnea is often difficult to treat because some patients cannot tolerate CPAP and many abandon treatment,” says Richard K. Bogan, MD, study investigator, Associate Clinical Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Associate Clinical Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, and Chair of the National Sleep Foundation board of directors.
Somnera’s new system “is a game changer” with the 22 million people dealing with sleep apnea, Cox says. “Sleep apnea is one of the most important healthcare markets, and patients with sleep apnea are more than tired: sleep apnea makes a host of other conditions, ranging from diabetes to dementia, worse. The problem is that most patients don’t want or can’t tolerate existing treatments. This is where Somnera comes in: our low-flow technology eliminates the cumbersome humidifier and has a hose so light that patients don’t feel attached to anything during sleep, and we do this in a small, elegant and easy to use form factor.”
You can see more information about Somnera here.