Somnics Inc. is a Taiwan based medical device company focusing on developing innovative technologies for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).
Somnics was founded in 2011 by Dr. Chen, Chung-Chu who himself suffered OSA and understood the deficiencies of positive air treatment solution like CPAP, oral appliances, and positional aids. He decided to take matters into his own hands and build a new therapy alternative - a treatment using “intraoral negative air pressure” that treated the problem differently and without a mask, the iNAP Sleep Therapy technology, which is clinically proven to be a comfortable and discreet way to treat OSA.
Since then, Somnics has been improving the comfort and efficacy of the iNAP therapy. Now iNAP has been prescribed in countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, and available under a limited launch right in the US.
At Somnics, its mission is to provide innovative solutions and support build-up a healthcare ecosystem to satisfy the unmet needs of patients and physicians on patient-centered and user-friendly solutions for comfort and restful sleep. With its complete QMS for developing and manufacturing iNAP, Somnics is equipped with core knowledge and experience in the domain of medical device, been capable of developing innovative medical device solutions in accordance with its CDMO clients’ orders.
iNAP® One Sleep Therapy System is a new, patient-preferred, non-surgical device for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) in adults of all severities- mild, moderate, and severe.
When using iNAP® Sleep Therapy System during sleep, it provides a pressure gradient within the oral cavity and the pressure gradient pulls the tongue toward upper palate and also pulls the soft palate forward.
The system uses a soft, flexible oral interface, thin tubing, and a quiet battery-powered console the size of a smartphone to deliver a light, oral vacuum to comfortably open the airway while breathing normally through the nose during sleep.
Major Attributes of iNAP
◎ Natural Breathing - iNAP® allows you to breathe through the nose naturally without blowing air into the body while sleeping.
◎ Portable and Rechargeable - iNAP® is battery powered and ultra-portable for any situation, such as traveling and camping.
◎ Discreet and Quiet - iNAP® console is silent when negative pressure is reached and maintained, allowing you to sleep peacefully.
◎ Operation Without Mask - iNAP® works without facial masks, belts or large hoses. iNAP is both easy-fitting and non-intrusive.
◎ Excellent Wearing Comfort - iNAP® has a soft and flexible oral interface with thermal-memory material and one-size-fits-all design.
Echo to the need for telemedicine since the COVID-19 pandemic, Somnics developed an interconnected OSA Remote Management System. The iNAP Lab+ APP can be installed on smart mobile devices, allowing users to see their own OSA treatment records. Since data been uploaded to the cloud platform, physicians can track and analysis, accomplishing maximum effects for sleep therapy. It will provide a proven tele-health service that giving better OSA treatment experiences.
|2010||Somnics, Inc. founded in Hsinchu|
|2012||Awarded ISO 13485 certification|
|2013||Awarded Taiwan GMP Certification|
|2016||iNAP® Awarded iF Design Award & A’Design Award|
|2016||iNAP® receives CE certification|
|2017||iNAP® Lite TFDA approved in Taiwan|
|2019||iNAP® One Awarded European Design Award Silver Prize|
|2020||Received 510(k) Clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its iNAP® One Sleep Therapy System|
|2021||iNAP® intraoral negative air pressure device study Published in《Sleep Medicine》|