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Ventus Medical Announces PROVENT(R) Sleep Apnea Therapy Recognized by The Wall Street Journal 2009 Technology Innovation Awards
Date:9/21/2009

BELMONT, Calif., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Ventus Medical, a privately-held medical device company focused on improving the lives of patients with sleep-disordered breathing, today announced that the company's PROVENT(R) Sleep Apnea Therapy received the Runners-Up Award in The Wall Street Journal 2009 Technology Innovation Awards, Medical Devices category. The results were published in the September 14, 2009 edition of The Wall Street Journal.

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"We are excited to be recognized by The Wall Street Journal for our PROVENT Sleep Apnea Therapy," said John McCutcheon, President and Chief Executive Officer at Ventus Medical. "We are proud of this innovative treatment and the potential benefit it brings to the more than 50 million Americans who have obstructive sleep apnea and those not satisfied with standard therapies. We continue our commitment to developing innovative solutions for people affected by sleep-disordered breathing."

According to The Wall Street Journal, winners were selected from nearly 500 nominations across numerous categories from nearly 20 countries. Of those, more than 180 nominations cleared preliminary screening and were passed on for review by a panel of judges comprised of research institutions, venture capital firms and other companies. Judges evaluated whether innovations were truly groundbreaking and also looked at whether their application would be particularly useful in a time of economic hardship. Only seven percent of entries screened by the judges received an award.

About PROVENT Therapy

PROVENT Therapy is a prescription device indicated for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). It is an easy to
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