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Medtrade Exhibitor ResMed Touts Softness in Latest Full Face Mask

May 22, 2017

SAN DIEGO – Medtrade exhibitor ResMed today is introducing its AirTouch F20 full face mask with UltraSoft memory foam mask cushion, in what company officials are calling “a breakthrough in the treatment of sleep apnea.”

The cushion adapts to the contours of each patient’s face, creating a personalized fit.
• Designed to reduce facial markings and skin irritation – even when sealed firmly against the skin – AirTouch fits 98% of patient faces.
• Permeable foam creates a uniquely natural, breathable seal that allows some excess heat and sweat to escape through the cushion without compromising therapy pressure.
• Compatible with any CPAP, including ResMed’s new AirMini™.
• Easy to maintain and designed to seal at a range of therapy pressures, and to fit the same mask frame as the AirFit™ F20, which uses the InfinitySeal™ silicone cushion – so patients can easily try and choose the material they prefer best.

“With its unprecedented comfort, the AirTouch F20 is setting a new standard for CPAP therapy,” said Mick Farrell, ResMed CEO. “Since many patients spend all night, every night sleeping with their mask, we want all patients to be as comfortable and happy with their therapy and their sleep as possible. AirTouch takes ResMed’s market-leading mask comfort to the next level.”

To help more patients stay on therapy, ResMed’s mask developers have developed UltraSoft memory foam cushion to give patients more choices in comfort that still seal effectively over a range of therapy pressures. “It’s very exciting to offer our patients something that’s truly new and different,” said Jared Eardley, clinical supervisor at Norco Inc., a home medical equipment provider in Meridian, Idaho. “Plus, being able to pop the cushion on to a patient’s own AirFit F20 frame will save time and hassle for both the patients and my staff – it’s a real win-win.”

Today, U.S. and Canadian patients can order the AirTouch F20 from their HME provider. It will be available in select countries across South America, Europe, and Asia in the coming months.