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Somnics thrusts on innovation for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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Somnics Inc, medical equipment specialist in sleep breathing disorders a medical device company that focuses on developing innovative technologies for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).

Contrary to existing OSA-treatment machine that uses Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), our product, iNAP® comes with revolutionary therapy system of applying Negative Pressure to oral cavity, provides a simple, more comfortable and discreet way that allows patients to breath naturally during OSA treatment.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a sleep-related breathing disorder that occurs when the tongue and soft tissue in the back of the throat collapses and blocks the upper airway. This reduces the amount of air getting into the lungs, leading to pauses in breathing.

Sleep Apnea can cause high blood pressure,heart disease,stroke, pre-diabetes and diabetes, depression and cancer iNAP® provides a simple, comfortable and discreet way to treat OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) and allow more patients with OSA to breath naturally wherever they are.

Our mission is to satisfy unmet needs of patients and physicians. Targeting at deficiencies of other OSA therapies, we provide patient-centered and user friendly solutions for comfort and restful sleep.

iNAP is a new oral negative pressure device for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in adults. The system uses a soft, flexible mouthpiece, thin tubing, and a quiet battery-powered console the size of a smartphone to deliver a light, oral vacuum during sleep to comfortably keep the airway open while breathing normally through the nose.

Recently the company has signed the agreement with NASA’s JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) in the second half of 2020 for the manufacturing of VITAL (Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible Locally) in Taiwan. Somnics is NASA/JPL’s only licensed manufacturer of the VITAL Ventilator in the Greater China area

In the early summer of 2021, the COVID-19 spread worsened in Taiwan, with daily infections surging and the number of severe cases rising. Medical resources, negative pressure wards, medical personnel and ventilators were strained and the medical system faced an unprecedented challenge. At this juncture, Somnics decided to allocate resources to the manufacturing of VITAL Ventilators. Somnics’ VITAL team leveraged the strengths of Taiwan by integrating the technology prowess and supply chain flexibility in the ICT industry and ensured both efficiency and quality within a tight schedule. The development of the Somnics VITAL was completed within a short period of three months as an immediate contribution to the fight against COVID-19.

Somnics holds the patents for negative pressure apnea treatment in multiple countries and has been dedicated to the R&D, design, manufacturing of the iNAP sleep therapy system. The company has a robust quality management system, comprehensive knowledge and experience in medical equipment. With the extensive capability in the production of breathing therapy devices, Somnics can stand at the forefront of anti-COVID efforts.

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