ATLANTA (November 3, 2016)—ResMed introduced this week at Medtrade 2016 the AirFit N20 nasal mask and AirFit F20 full face mask for positive airway pressure (PAP) treatment of sleep apnea. Loaded with innovations designed to improve mask fit, comfort and ease of use, the new-generation ResMed masks are the result of more than three years of research and development.
The AirFit N20 and AirFit F20 feature ResMed’s innovative new InfinitySeal silicone cushion that adapts to the unique facial contours of each patient to increase comfort, improve fit and reduce leakage for maximum treatment efficacy. Hard-to-fit masks affect sleep specialists and patients alike, so with the new AirFit 20 series, ResMed has taken one of its most popular mask features—magnetic clips, which make the headgear easier to get on and off—and introduced them on its full-face model.
Testing shows the AirFit N20 fit an astonishing 99 percent of patients tested, and the AirFit F20 fit an impressive 97 percent—regardless of facial structure, gender or age.
"These new masks address two of the biggest catalysts for effective sleep apnea treatment: fit and comfort,” said ResMed CEO Mick Farrell. “Patients rate mask comfort as the number one reason that can help them stay on therapy. Not only are the F20 and N20 our most comfortable masks ever, they’re easier and faster for clinicians to fit on patients the first time, helping more people suffering from sleep apnea adhere to this life-changing therapy."
The masks are part of ResMed’s Air Solutions connected care portfolio, complementing its best-selling, cloud-enabled Air10TM flow generator devices and myAirTM and AirViewTM monitoring tools that are proven to help improve patients’ CPAP use.
ResMed plans to make the AirFit F20 and AirFit N20 available in the U.S. this quarter. The launch is subject to clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Both masks are currently being rolled out in EMEA and Asia-Pacific.
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