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.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — November 7, 2017 — Sommetrics, a company providing products and services to improve sleep quality, today announced its partnership with AvantSleep to distribute the Sommetrics sleep apnea therapy system, aerSleep™, to Canadians diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). AvantSleep will distribute aerSleep™ in select Canadian markets, followed by a full Canadian launch in 2018.
Sommetrics Engages Key West Investments to Raise Additional Capital, Prepares for Commercialization of Sleep Apnea Therapy
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — October 24, 2017 — Sommetrics, a company providing products and services to improve sleep quality, today announced that it has engaged Key West Investments to help raise additional capital. This capital will support the company’s development and commercialization of products to treat disorders of the upper airway such as obstructive sleep apnea and chronic snoring.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.