Sommetrics Partners with AvantSleep to Market Novel Sleep Apnea Solution in Canada

Patients diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea now have access to the Sommetrics aerSleepTM system through AvantSleep

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sommetrics, a company providing products and services to improve sleep quality, today announced its partnership with AvantSleep to distribute the Sommetrics sleep apnea therapy system, aerSleepTM, to Canadians diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). AvantSleep will distribute aerSleep in select Canadian markets, followed by a full Canadian launch in 2018.

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Sommetrics aerSleep is the first device to use negative external air pressure to successfully treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). aerSleep's soft collar and integrated silent vacuum pump allows sleep in virtually all positions, has no hoses or mask, and is non-invasive, comfortable, highly portable, cordless, and easy to use and maintain. aerSleep is manufactured in the United States by Sommetrics and distributed in Canada by AvantSleep. aerSleep is intended for use in maintaining an open, upper airway in adults diagnosed with OSA. (Photo: Business Wire)

Sommetrics recently announced its aerSleep system received a Health Canada Medical Device License, allowing it to be marketed in Canada. Sommetrics aerSleep is the first device to use negative external air pressure to successfully treat OSA, a disorder that afflicts more than 20 percent of adults worldwide. OSA is linked to health conditions, such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease, and new research suggests poor-quality sleep over time is associated with higher levels of Alzheimers disease-related proteins.

At Sommetrics, were committed to optimizing sleep quality for all, said Richard Rose, M.D., Sommetrics CEO and board chair. Our partnership with AvantSleep in Canada further solidifies our commitment to providing effective and well tolerated sleep disorder solutions to a global market in need of better ways to treat OSA.

Sommetrics innovative, new technology allows us to offer products to our patients that are unlike anything on the market, said Kosta Tsambourlianos, President of AvantSleep. The entire AvantSleep team aligns with the companys focus on providing Canadians more therapy options for the management of OSA.

Sommetrics aerSleep system utilizes proprietary aer+ technology, which applies negative external pressure to maintain an open airway during sleep. The patented technology addresses the need for a highly effective and tolerable treatment for both sleep apnea and chronic snoring. The systems soft collar and integrated silent vacuum pump allows sleep in virtually all positions, has no hoses or mask, and is non-invasive, comfortable, highly portable, cordless, and easy to use and maintain.

About Sommetrics

Sommetrics is a privately funded company located in San Diego. It is primarily focused on improving sleep quality by providing products and services that deal with disorders of the upper airway such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring. In addition, the company has developed products that address sedation-related compromise of the upper airway during medical procedures. For more information, visit www.sommetrics.com and follow the company on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

About AvantSleep

As the leading sleep therapy center network in Canada, AvantSleeps clinics are committed to providing the highest quality sleep therapy services. AvantSleep services include home sleep testing and treatments for a variety of sleep disorders. AvantSleep currently has therapy centers throughout the Canadian market and is expanding rapidly, with multiple locations run by affiliate partners.

Contacts

Sommetrics
Zak Pugh, 760-295-5620 ext. 2004
media@sommetrics.com
www.sommetrics.com
or
AvantSleep
Kosta Tsambourlianos, 416-802-2382
kostas@avantsleep.com
www.avantsleep.com


Source: Sommetrics

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Sommetrics aerSleep is the first device to use negative external air pressure to successfully treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). aerSleep's soft collar and integrated silent vacuum pump allows sleep in virtually all positions, has no hoses or mask, and is non-invasive, comfortable, highly portable, cordless, and easy to use and maintain. aerSleep is manufactured in the United States by Sommetrics and distributed in Canada by AvantSleep. aerSleep is intended for use in maintaining an open, upper airway in adults diagnosed with OSA. (Photo: Business Wire)