ProSomnus Sleep Technologies has appointed John E. Remmers, MD, to its leadership team. Remmers will provide expert medical and strategic guidance on a range of initiatives including research and development, regulatory clearances, company strategy, medical education, and clinical investigations.
“Millions of people around the world breathe better in their sleep thanks to the myriad contributions of Dr John Remmers,” says Len Liptak, ProSomnus CEO, in a release. “John is a pioneer in the research, medical education, clinical practice, and technologies integral to the diagnosis and management of OSA. ProSomnus is honored to work with John to further develop ProSomnus oral appliance therapy devices as a leading treatment option.”
John E. Remmers, MD, says in a release, “Joining ProSomnus is one of the greatest opportunities of my career. ProSomnus is already the leader in digital manufacturing of oral appliances for sleep apnea, the company is now undertaking in new approaches that will engage my expertise and background in the field. I look forward with great anticipation in partnering with ProSomnus to improve the treatment of sleep apnea.”
Remmers has invented products ranging from portable diagnostic sleep monitors to auto-titrating CPAP devices, including proactive algorithms to automatically adjust CPAP pressure based on patient need. He has served two terms as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Applied Physiology and has presented honorary research lectures to the American Thoracic Society, the American Physiological Society, and American College of Chest Physicians. His research interests relate to the neurobiology of respiratory rhythmogenesis, chemoreception, and the pathophysiology of the control of breathing. Remmers has published over one hundred peer reviewed publications in the area of respiratory physiology. He founded the Foothills Medical Centre and Sleep Lab in Calgary and was clinical professor of internal medicine at the University of Calgary, where he is still actively involved with several programs.