SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 26, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ProSomnus, Inc. (“the Company”) (NASDAQ: OSA), a pioneer in precision medical devices for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), today announced that an abstract showcasing data from the First Line Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment study (FLOSAT) has been accepted for an oral presentation at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2023 International Conference, being held from May 19-24 in Washington, D.C.
Designed and conducted by The Antwerp University Hospital (UZA), Belgium, FLOSAT is a prospective, independent, head-to-head, crossover study comparing the effectiveness of precision Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) as first-line treatment versus Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Therapy in patients with moderate to severe OSA. ProSomnus precision intraoral medical devices are being used exclusively for the precision OAT arm of the study.
Professors Olivier Vanderveken, MD, PhD and Marijke Dieltjens, BMS, PhD, will present the data in a session titled, “Breaking news in OSA: New approaches and new trials,” on Sunday, May 21 at 9:00 a.m. eastern time.
ProSomnus (NASDAQ: OSA) is the first manufacturer of mass-customized Precision Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) devices to treat OSA, which affects over 74 million people in North America and is associated with serious comorbidities, including heart failure, stroke, hypertension, morbid obesity and type 2 diabetes. ProSomnus’s patented devices are a more comfortable and less invasive alternative to Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy, and lead to more effective and patient-preferred outcomes. A growing body of research, including studies published by the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine and Military Medicine, suggests ProSomnus’s Precision OAT devices are an effective treatment for mild to moderate OSA. Additional clinical research has shown that ProSomnus’s Precision OAT devices can mitigate common dental side effects and improve economics for payers and providers. With more than 187,500 devices delivered, ProSomnus’s devices are the most prescribed Precision OAT in the U.S. ProSomnus’s FDA-cleared devices are authorized by the Department of Defense and the U.S. Army, and are often covered by medical insurance, Medicare, and social health programs in key international markets. To learn more, visit www.ProSomnus.com.
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