Press Releases

Welcome to the Sommetrics newsroom. Here you’ll find up-to-date information about the company, including the latest news releases, as well as coverage on sleep disorders and the impact poor quality sleep and snoring can have on your health and bed partner.

Smiths Medical and Sommetrics Sign Distribution Agreement for New Airway Management System

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — September 12, 2017 — Smiths Medical, a leading global medical device manufacturer, today announced a distribution partnership with Sommetrics, a company that develops products and services to treat airway problems that arise during medical procedures and during sleep. As part of the partnership, Smiths Medical will distribute Sommetrics’ new and innovative aerFree™ Airway Management System (AMS), the first FDA-cleared external negative pressure aid that maintains a patent upper airway during mild to moderate sedation.

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Sommetrics Expands Board of Directors and Management Team to Prepare for Canadian Launch of New Sleep Apnea Therapy

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — July 18, 2017 — Sommetrics, a company providing products and services to improve sleep quality, today announced the addition of Wally McCloskey to its board of directors and the appointment of Corbet “Cory” Lancaster as senior vice president of finance. Both seasoned executives bring with them unique skillsets and creative initiatives to aid in accelerating Sommetrics’ growth as a leader in the sleep quality space.

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Sommetrics Receives Health Canada Approval to Market New Sleep Apnea Therapy

San Diego, Calif. – June 21, 2017 — Sommetrics, a company providing products and services to improve sleep quality, today announced that its aerSleepTM system has received a Health Canada Medical Device License, which allows this system to be marketed in Canada. aerSleep will soon be available by prescription to Canadians diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep apnea afflicts more than 20 percent of adults worldwide, and is linked to other serious health conditions, such as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and cognitive/mental disorders.

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Sommetrics Announces Completion of Series B-1 Funding

San Diego, Calif. – April 6, 2017 – Sommetrics, a company focused on providing innovative products and services that improve sleep quality, today announced that it has completed a Series B-1 Preferred Stock financing totaling $12.3 million from both new and current investors. The funds will be used to complete the development of the company’s product offerings and to obtain additional regulatory approvals.

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Sommetrics Announces Expansion of Leadership Team with New Senior Vice President of Marketing and Vice President of Bioinformatics

San Diego, June 21, 2016 – Sommetrics, Inc., a company focused on providing products and services that improve sleep quality, announces the hiring of Sarah Polk as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Stephen Maine as Vice President of Bioinformatics to facilitate the advancement of the company’s cNEP® (continuous negative external pressure) technology, products and services focused on obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and sedation-related apneas.

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Sommetrics Announces Publication of the Landmark cNEP Airway Study Showing A Reduction in Respiratory Impairment During Routine Colonoscopy

San Diego, CA, May 10, 2016 – Sommetrics, Inc., a company focused on providing products and services that improve the quality of sleep, today announced the publication of study results demonstrating that the company’s cNEP® Airway System significantly reduces respiratory impairment during screening colonoscopy. The peer-reviewed study results were published online in the journal Endoscopy, a leading GI endoscopy journal.

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Sommetrics™ Expands Leadership and adds Prominent Medical Advisors

San Diego, March 10, 2016 – Sommetrics, a company focused on providing products and services that improve the quality of sleep, announces the appointment of Paul Edwards as Senior VP of Engineering and Manufacturing. Mr. Edwards joins Sommetrics from SeQual Technologies, where he most recently served as VP of Engineering and was responsible for new product development and engineering for portable lightweight oxygen delivery systems.

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Sommetrics Announces FDA Clearance to Market its cNEP™ External Airway Management Device

San Diego, CA January 26, 2016 – Sommetrics, a medical technology company focused on developing products for assessing and managing sleep problems, announced FDA clearance to market its cNEP™ Airway Management system as an aid for maintaining the patency of the upper airway in spontaneously breathing adults undergoing medical procedures less than 2 hours in duration. This device is intended for use in cases of mild to moderate sedation with non-propofol drugs.

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Sommetrics Strengthens its Management Team

San Diego, March 25, 2015 – Sommetrics announced that it has enhanced its organizational capabilities with the appointment of three executives to its management team and the expansion of one executive’s role. “I am very pleased to have the opportunity to add several accomplished individuals to our management team,” said Dr. Richard Rose, Chief Executive Officer. “Their experience and skill will make significant contributions in bringing cNEP® technology to market.”

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