Somnics Inc., a Taiwan based medical device manufacturing company, focuses on developing innovative technologies for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).
The company was founded in 2011 by Dr. Chung-Chu Chen, Dr. Chen himself suffers Sleep Apnea and understands the deficiencies of current products. Its main product iNAP® Sleep Therapy System, that utilizes intra-oral Negative Air Pressure Technology to treat obstructive sleep apnea, as opposed to forced air of CPAP, iNAP has oral interface worn in patient’s mouth, a quiet pump in the console creates gentle suction in the oral cavity to stabilize the tongue and the soft palate in a forward position, thereby opening up the blocked airway, preventing from sleep apnea.
Our mission is to satisfy unmet needs of patients and physicians. Targeting at deficiencies of other OSA therapies, we provide patient-centered and user friendly solutions for comfort and restful sleep.
Somnics founder Dr. Chung-Chu Chen and his family were diagnosed with OSA several years ago. He underwent all possible treatment options and understood difficulties using CPAP machine. As an engineer and an OSA patient, he saw an opportunity of 26% of adults suffering OSA worldwide. He rethinks what a patient centered treatment device should be: easier to use, more comfortable, more travel friendly and increased everyday compliance.