SomnoMed Ltd subsidiary, SomnoMed Canada Inc, acquired the business of Strong Dental in Leamington, Ontario, Canada. The acquisition covers all tangible and intangible assets of Strong Dental, an exclusive license to all patents linked to dental sleep devices made by Strong Dental for the treatment of sleep disordered breathing, and the employment of key staff.

“The acquisition of Strong Dental in Canada will not only add a highly reputable device to our line of SomnoDent dental sleep devices, available in 26 countries, but it will also give SomnoMed its own service and logistic hub, a precondition for selling our SomnoDent products, directly in Canada,” says Peter Neustadt, M.Econ, DBA, executive chairman of SomnoMed, in a release.

Patrick Strong is the inventor of the SUAD oral device, which is manufactured by and distributed by Strong Dental in the US and Canada. Strong has entered into a consultancy agreement with SomnoMed, and he will be responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of SomnoMed Canada Inc. Strong Dental uses digital technology in its production process of making models and components.

“By establishing SomnoMed in Canada, our customers will soon be able to order SomnoDent and SUAD devices from our Leamington, Canada location and benefit from streamlined shipping and a reduction in inter-country shipping fees. As COAT (Continuous Open Airway Therapy) treatment is becoming an increasingly accepted medical treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), it is important for companies to offer a broad line of products to fit specific patient types. The SUAD device is a very reputable product and suits a certain group of patients,” says Kien Nguyen, PhD, MBA, president of SomnoMed North America.