Disrupting the sleep apnea therapy market
LUNAR worked with Ventus to design and commercialize this elegant treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). The Provent Therapy uses the body’s own breathing to create positive airway pressure, eliminating the need for often-ineffective surgery or the 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.
LUNAR helped Ventus conceptualize, refine and commercialize a design that’s effective for a wide range of people, noses and severity of OSA. On inhalation, a 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.