Wednesday, October 21, 2009

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Preventing Airway Collapse Through Neurostimulation

Marcelo G. Lima

Special guest: Marcelo G. Lima

Marcelo G. Lima is the chairman, president, and chief executive officer of ImThera Medical, San Diego. In this podcast, Lima discusses ImThera’s aura6000 neurostimulation system for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. The aura6000 system utilizes an implanted electrode and pulse generator to deliver muscle tone to key tongue muscles, preventing the tongue from collapsing into the upper airway, thus permitting normal breathing during sleep. ImThera recently showcased the system at the 2009 American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Foundation Annual Meeting. Listen to the podcast to hear more about the aura6000.