Ventus PROVENT™ Professional Sleep Apnea Therapy

PROVENT Therapy is a simple to use, disposable prescription treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). PROVENT Therapy uses the body's own breathing to create positive airway pressure, eliminating the need for often-ineffective surgery or discomfort due to the cumbersome tubing, mask and machine of CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) therapy. The PROVENT Nasal Device is placed just inside the nostrils and is held in place by a discreet hypoallergenic adhesive.  It uses a novel, non-invasive valve design: on inhalation, the valve opens allowing nearly unobstructed airflow; on exhalation, the valve closes and air passing through the nose is directed through two small air channels. This creates expiratory positive airway pressure (EPAP), which helps maintain an open airway during sleep.

"An innovative new approach and technology for the treatment of sleep apnea. Moving from the traditional full mask therapy that runs on electricity; to a new therapy that is discreet, comfortable, easily portable, human-powered, and may reduce some of the stigma and embarrassment associated with sleep apnea."  --Isabel Ancona 

Contact: Gerard Fubershaw: gerard@lunar.com

Credit: Art Sandoval, Jeff Servaites, Matt Durack and Sandrine Lebas of LUNAR; and Rajiv Doshi, Bryan Loomas, Ryan Pierce, Elliot Sather, Eric Meyer and Art Ferdinand of Ventus Medical