Product news: ApniCure, DeVilbiss

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Redwood City, Calif.-based ApniCure has made its Winx Sleep Therapy System for obstructive sleep apnea available for direct purchase by consumers. Winx provides relief from OSA without a mask, making it ideal for patients who can’t or won’t use a CPAP machine, the company says. The system, which is cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, was previously only available in select sleep labs. Winx is currently available to consumers only in California, but ApniCure plans for broader distribution in 2017…Port Washington, N.Y.-based DeVilbiss Healthcare has been awarded a patent for its suction container replaceable filter cartridge. “This invention’s unique design helps to isolate the user and the suction device from the contents of the container by combining a traditional ball float shutoff mechanism with a replaceable hygroscopic filter cartridge,” said Allan Jones, director of engineering for DeVilbiss Healthcare. The container is meant to be used with medical suction and aspiration devices.