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Apnex Medical Inc.

Apnex Medical is developing a tiny device that it thinks could become an enormous game changer in the bid to better treat obstructive sleep apnea. The technology is similar to a pacemaker in both size and concept. But instead of the heart, the device stimulates the musculature of the upper airway at the base of the tongue - the genioglossus - via the hypoglossal nerve. In obstructive sleep apnea, the muscle doesn't always activate sufficiently, which can lead to a collapsed airway.
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Alaxo GMBH

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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Company Information

  • Industry
  • Medical Devices
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Respiratory, Pulmonary
  • Alias(es)
  • Ownership
  • Private
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • Europe
      • Western Europe
        • Germany
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • Alaxo GmbH
  • Senior Management
  • Klaus Duering, PhD, CEO
    Joachim Pfeffer, MD, CTO
  • Contact Info
  • Alaxo GmbH
    Phone: (49) 2234 962908
    3 Auf dem Rotental 47
    Frechen, 50226