Research carried out by the team of Dr Malcolm Herron, Aisling McGowan, Lorraine Stewart, Kevin McEvoy and Dr Liam Cormican of Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown. Was presented at this years Irish Thoracic Society in front of the countries leading sleep and pulmonologists specialists.

It was pertaining to technology developed by Irish health-tech start-up Dynomed, headquartered in Wexford, Ireland. It was titled “Pilot study to access the accuracy of Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) derived Apnoea-Hypopnoea Index (AHI) by using an independent novel PAP home monitoring device.”

For the uninitiated, a study to evaluate to new improved way to help people using CPAP device for the treatment of sleep apnoea. Dr Herron lead the study over a 3 month period starting in January of this year but had to cut the study short due to the outbreak of the Coronovirus epidemic. Which consequently, has resulted in the this past weeks ITS meeting being held online and remotely for the first time ever.

The study was well received and resulted in some robust debate and questioning from some of the countries leading sleep specialists.

Dynomed intend to enter into early stages of commercialisation of the product after more field assessments and envisage first customer recruitment occurring in Q2 2021.

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