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Founded Year

2007

Stage

Series C | Alive

Total Raised

$29.3M

Last Raised

$11M | 1 yr ago

About Sommetrics

Sommetrics develops products and services to treat airway problems that arise during medical procedures and during sleep. The company's products are based on its patented aer+ technology, which uses negative pressure to hold a patient's airway open through a comfortable, well-tolerated and non-invasive mechanism.

Sommetrics Headquarter Location

2384 La Mirada Drive

Vista, California, 92081,

United States

858-759-2205

Latest Sommetrics News

Sommetrics Launches Clinical Study of its aerSleep II Product

Jan 14, 2022

Sommetrics Launches Clinical Study of its aerSleep II Product Sommetrics Launches Clinical Study of its aerSleep II Product aerSleep II applies negative pressure over the external surface of the neck to hold the airway open during sleep. Sommetrics01.14.22 Sommetrics , a private company developing products and services to improve sleep health, has launched the pivotal clinical trial of its aerSleep II device for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This study is being conducted at 10 university and community-based sleep centers in the United States under an Investigational Device Exemption approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Termed the SUPRA study (Study Using Negative Pressure to Reduce Apnea), the trial will evaluate the treatment benefits and safety of applying mild external vacuum over the upper airway with the aerSleep II device in subjects with moderate and severe OSA who are unable to use standard therapy with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) provided by companies such as ResMed and Philips Healthcare. Subjects who exhibit an initial response to aerSleep II will be evaluated over 24 weeks of home use. The primary effectiveness endpoint is evidence of continued treatment response at the termination of the study. SUPRA builds upon favorable clinical results seen in previous studies with the first generation aerSleep (aerSleep I) which demonstrated reduction in apnea similar to CPAP in responder subjects and a favorable safety profile in multiple studies conducted in the United States and Canada. These studies were the basis of a Health Canada Medical Device License for aerSleep I and the designation of the second generation aerSleep II as a Breakthrough Device by the FDA. “SUPRA is an important study for both patients and physicians”, commented Dr. Kingman Strohl, the lead SUPRA investigator and program director, Sleep Medicine, University Hospital, Cleveland, and professor of Medicine, Case School of Medicine. “aerSleep II could become another approach for many people with sleep apnea who are unable to tolerate CPAP. It is a non-invasive therapy, intuitive to apply and comfortable. I look forward to aerSleep II having a significant role in managing this common and frequently undertreated life-threatening disease with important co-morbidities.”   aerSleep II applies negative pressure over the external surface of the neck to hold the airway open during sleep. It is a self-contained unit with an integral vacuum pump which is quiet, and easy to use and maintain. The unit is held in place without the need for a retaining strap, and unlike CPAP does not generate infectious aerosols during use. In previous clinical studies, participants voiced a strong preference for aerSleep over other therapies like CPAP and oral devices. The aer+ technology utilized in the aerSleep devices is protected by 33 issued patents, with additional patents pending that include a proprietary skin-friendly interface material which has been incorporated into the second generation aerSleep device. Andre Puleo, Sommetrics’ vice president for Clinical Affairs added, “We are ramping up enrollment in the study quickly to meet the tremendous interest in testing aerSleep II at the study sites. There is a pressing need for new approaches to OSA in the many patients unable to use CPAP. We expect aerSleep II to address this large unmet need.”   Sommetrics has also raised $11 million in its Series C Preferred round of financing. Investors in this round included existing shareholders and new investors in the United States and Australia. Funds will be used to support the pivotal trial and to support readiness for commercial launch. Up to $16 million is targeted for this round, which is expected to close early this year. Sommetrics is a privately funded company located in San Diego. It is 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. Related Breaking News Cleerly 01.14.22 enlightenVue Inc. 01.14.22 Endologix LLC 01.14.22 Cadence Inc. 01.13.22 Proximie 01.13.22 Sam Brusco, Associate Editor 01.13.22 PR Newswire 01.13.22 Wyss Center 01.13.22 PR Newswire 01.13.22 Sam Brusco, Associate Editor 01.13.22 GE Healthcare 01.13.22 TEAM Technologies Inc. 01.12.22 Sam Brusco, Associate Editor 01.12.22 Sam Brusco, Associate Editor 01.12.22 Foldax Inc. 01.12.22

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Expert Collections containing Sommetrics

Expert Collections are analyst-curated lists that highlight the companies you need to know in the most important technology spaces.

Sommetrics is included in 2 Expert Collections, including Sleep Health & Wellness.

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Sleep Health & Wellness

798 items

These companies aim to assess or improve the quantity/quality of sleep, or use sleep data in the monitoring or diagnosis of other health conditions.

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Medical Devices

11,398 items

Companies developing medical devices (per the IMDRF's definition of "medical device"). Includes software, lab-developed tests (LDTs), and combination products. *Columns updated as regularly as possible.

Sommetrics Patents

Sommetrics has filed 16 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Medical equipment
  • Human head and neck
  • Respiratory therapy
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Title

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3/8/2017

9/21/2021

Medical equipment, Medical treatments, Human head and neck, Veins of the head and neck, Respiratory therapy

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Application Date

3/8/2017

Grant Date

9/21/2021

Title

Related Topics

Medical equipment, Medical treatments, Human head and neck, Veins of the head and neck, Respiratory therapy

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