Las Vegas – Last year brought unprecedented academic and consumer attention lavished on sleep medicine, and that trend is continuing in 2014. Sleep research originating in the United States and abroad continues to pour forth on almost a weekly basis.
The interest in sleep is reflected in the exhibitor list at Medtrade Spring, which includes the following sleep/sleep accessory companies:
Fisher and Paykel – Booth #819
Philips Respironics – Booth #706
ResMed – Booth #211
RemZzzs – Booth #943
Apex Medical Corp – Booth #850
Battery Power Solutions – Booth #743
Blue Chip Medical Products – Booth #623
Complete Medical Supplies – Booth #722
Contour Products – Booth #1043
Core Products – Booth #754
DeVilbiss – Booth #927
Drive Medical – Booth #717
GE Healthcare – Booth #326
Graham Field – Booth #619
Health Call LLC – Booth #1029
Hudson Medical – Booth #929
Inventory Solutions – Booth #357
Nova Medical Products – Booth #733
Roscoe Medical – Booth #411
Virtuox – Booth #860
Vitility – Booth #361
The list is filled with small, medium, and large companies that focus on patients of all ages. In the case of Naturs Design, a Mich-based company, founder Bob Rutan created his signature product literally in the middle of the night.
As his wife suffered through another miserable night with a CPAP mask, Rutan literally cut cloth from his own T-shirt to fashion a CPAP mask liner. “After that, I fell asleep and woke up 7 hours later,” says Rutan, who’s company now makes RemZzzs CPAP liners. “I thought I had killed my wife, because she had not moved. She had not slept so well in a long time.”
That was five years ago, and the inspiration has blossomed into a 15-employee company that will soon exhibit its retail cash item (a 100% cotton CPAP liner called RemZzzs) at Medtrade Spring (Booth #943), scheduled for March 10-12 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.
Medtrade Spring is a little more than 40 days away, scheduled for March 10-12 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.