FDA clears obstructive sleep apnea implant to overcome adherence issues

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FDA clears obstructive sleep apnea implant to overcome adherence issues

May 1, 2014 2:55 pm by | 1 Comments

Sleep is like sex. Everybody wants it and nobody is getting enough. That’s what Lars Knutsen of Requis Pharmaceuticals said the other day as part of a presentation for a…


Inspire Medical Systems raised $40M to bring FDA-approved sleep apnea implant to market

Inspire Medical Systems raised $40M to bring FDA-approved sleep apnea implant to market

May 15, 2014 6:51 pm by | 0 Comments

Just a couple of weeks after securing U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for its implant to treat obstructive sleep apnea, Inspire Medical Systems added three new investors in a…


Medtronic invests in sleep disorders treatment firm it spun out in 2007

Medtronic invests in sleep disorders treatment firm it spun out in 2007

May 11, 2012 12:27 pm by | 0 Comments

Inspire Medical Systems, which has developed an implantable neurostimulation device to treat sleep apnea, announced Friday that it has raised $14.5 million in a series C round. New investors include…



Inspire Medical gets regulator OKs for sleep apnea therapy

Inspire Medical gets regulator OKs for sleep apnea therapy

November 30, 2010 6:36 pm by | 0 Comments

Medtronic Inc. spinout Inspire Medical Systems Inc. has received the go-ahead from regulators to sell its obstructive sleep apnea device in Europe and test it for the U.S. market.


Apnex Medical names former BSX and J&J executive as its new CEO

Apnex Medical names former BSX and J&J executive as its new CEO

June 2, 2010 6:06 pm by | 0 Comments

Apnex Medical Inc., a St. Paul-based startup developing technology to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), has named Charles McKhann as its new CEO. McKhann, who previously served as a global…


MedCity Weekend Rounds, June 12, 2009

MedCity Weekend Rounds, June 12, 2009

June 12, 2009 5:10 pm by | 0 Comments

A couple of Midwest biomedical companies announced new venture financing this week. Could the deep freeze for early-stage investments be thawing?


Inspire Medical Systems raises $17 million to study sleep apnea treatment

Inspire Medical Systems raises $17 million to study sleep apnea treatment

June 8, 2009 10:54 pm by | 2 Comments

Inspire Medical Systems Inc. in Minneapolis has raised $17 million in a second round of venture capital to pay for ongoing clinical trials of its device to treat one type of sleep apnea.