Weinmann's CPAP and autoCPAP sleep therapy devices now extremely quiet and equipped with SD card

Hamburg, (PresseBox) - Weinmann has enhanced its new CPAP therapy device SOMNOsoft 2 and the proven autoCPAP device SOMNObalance with important functionality. Patients benefit from sound level improvements that make the sleep therapy devices among the quietest on the market. The SD memory card simplifies therapy and compliance monitoring and the setting process. In addition, the patient can follow his therapy success with the optional therapy journal.

Weinmann's new CPAP therapy device SOMNOsoft 2 and the proven autoCPAP therapy device SOMNObalance now use SD (Secure Digital) flash memory card technology, which makes it easier for medical staff in sleep labs and dealers to transfer or exchange therapy data and device settings securely and to make the data available for analysis. Because the master card contains a customized basic configuration, the doctor or dealer can eliminate the time-consuming configuration of device pools.

With the new optional therapy journal for both therapy devices, the patient can take an active role in charting his therapy success. On the Weinmann Website the patient can download the SOMNOjournal application, which displays the data from the therapy journal in graphics that are easy to understand.

Anne Grünewald, head of Sleep Medicine Product Management, said, "Especially in times of increasing cost pressure, both sleep therapy devices with integrated SD memory card support medical personnel and dealers in optimizing their work processes in CPAP and autoCPAP therapy segment. The role of the patient is very important too. By reducing the sound level, we increase the patient's acceptance of the device and with the therapy journal and the SOMNOjournal app, the patient can quickly, easily and clearly see what's happening with his therapy. The goal is to free up more time for treatment of the patient and to achieve sustained therapeutic effectiveness more quickly. On top of that, we want to guarantee that medical staff in the sleep lab and our dealers get all the help they need to streamline their processes and procedures."

WEINMANN Geräte für Medizin GmbH & Co. KG

Weinmann Geräte für Medizin GmbH + Co. KG concentrates on the product lines Homecare and Emergency. In these areas the Hamburg-based family business offers diagnostic, therapeutic and life-saving devices and system solutions of the highest quality.

Founded in 1874 by Gottlieb Weinmann as a precision mechanics company in Ludwigshafen, Weinmann initially concentrated on the production of fine mechanical fittings for oxygen devices. The expansion of the medical technology product palette came when Karl and Vera Feldhahn assumed control of the company and Dr. Joachim Griefahn joined the business at the end of the 1960s. Innovations such as the emergency case Quick-O2-Med, the ULM CASE for first aid treatment of emergency patients and the MEDUMAT ventilator with a portable system made their mark in emergency medicine. In 1977 the company moved to its current company headquarters in Hamburg-Stellingen. At the end of the 1980s Weinmann expanded its fields of business to include the home care segment. The company was the first German manufacturer to produce a CPAP device for the treatment of sleep-related disorders.

The second generation took over the family-run business at the beginning of the 1990s when the Feldhahns' son, Dr. Karl-Andreas Feldhahn, joined the company. He now manages the company together with Marc- Oliver Griefahn, who succeeded his father in 2004. Weinmann continues to grow and now includes important strategic partners like MCC - Measure, Check & Control (Karlsruhe), and Corscience (Erlangen).

Today the company has more than 500 employees. With more than 100 patent families and 90 trademarks, Weinmann is among the leading providers of medical devices for home care and emergency medicine. Weinmann does business in more than 50 countries and operates branch offices in France, Switzerland, China and Russia.

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