Transcend announced the immediate availability of Transcend 365 miniCPAP, a CPAP and integrated heated humidifier capable of running on a single, travel-size battery.
Transcend introduces patented Capillary Force Vaporizer Technology (CFV) as an alternative to pass-over heated humidification. Unlike traditional CPAP humidifiers that must heat water in a reservoir to humidify a constant airflow, the new Transcend 365 humidifier instantly vaporizes water using an internal element and delivers humidification to the patient during inhalation, “resting” during exhalation. This preserves water and power and provides humidified air from the first breath. The responsive inspiratory-only humidifier also eliminates “rainout,” which describes when condensation collects in the CPAP mask and hose.

Clarence Johnson, Somnetics CEO, says in a release, “This technology is unlike anything seen in CPAPs before. It will be a game changer for sleep apnea patients with active lives and who have been unable to rely on their CPAP and humidifier in travel situations when mains power is not available or during power outages. The small size, complete feature set, and compatibility with any CPAP mask and hose makes the Transcend 365 a great option for both use at home and when traveling.”