Apnex Medical was founded in 2006 with a mission to pioneer medical innovations to improve the health of people with sleep disordered breathing. The company has developed a proprietary medical device for the treatment of OSA.
The Apnex HGNS System is an implantable therapy that is intended to work by activating the muscles in the upper airway to ensure that the airway remains open during sleep. The system detects the patient's breathing and delivers mild stimulation to the hypoglossal nerve, the nerve that controls the muscles of the tongue, to keep the airway open. The stimulation is timed to a patient's own breathing pattern. The HGNS System is designed to work only when the patient is asleep through a handheld controller.
According to the World Health Organization approximately 100 million people worldwide have OSA. It occurs because of blockage of breathing during sleep. This can deprive OSA sufferers of deep restful sleep and lead to sleepiness and fatigue. OSA sufferers are also at an increased risk for a variety of health conditions, including high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, diabetes and stroke. Untreated OSA is also associated with an increased risk of death. Current OSA treatments are not always successful or well tolerated. The Apnex device is designed to provide an alternative treatment for OSA that addresses these problems.
More information on the Apnex Clinical Study can be found at www.SleepApneaTrial.com. To learn if you might qualify for the study go to this website or call 1-888-975-3370.
To request additional information, please contact:
Apnex Medical, Inc.
2890 Centre Pointe Drive
St. Paul, MN 55113 USA
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