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Executive Summary

Earlier this decade, a German citizen suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) came up with the idea of mechanically splinting the airways in the throat to ensure free flow of air into the lungs, rather than relying on traditional pressure-based splinting of the airways, as with continuous positive airway pressure therapy (CPAP). That concept became the AlaxoStent from Alaxo GMBH, a self-expandable, shape-memory metal braid that the patient can insert into his nose and throat at night and remove in the morning.

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