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Somnetics Cleared by FDA to Distribute Non-Invasive Ventilators

May 13, 2020

Minnesota-based devicemaker Somnetics has received FDA marketing clearance to distribute its non-invasive ventilators for treatment of COVID-19 patients.

Often used for treating sleep apnea, the bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) machines deliver pressurized air through a mask to the patient's airways.

BiPAP devices place less stress on patients and they don’t require sedation or other intubation drugs in short supply during the pandemic.

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