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.
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 Alzheimer’s disease-related proteins.
“At Sommetrics, we’re 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 company’s 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 system’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.
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.
As the leading sleep therapy center network in Canada, AvantSleep’s 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.