Enjoy restful nights again

Genio is the world’s first and unique battery-free, leadless and single incision neurostimulator that was designed and developed with the user in mind.By stimulating the hypoglossal nerve bilaterally, Genio maintains your upper airway open while you sleep allowing you to enjoy restful nights again.

How to use Genio

Genio reinvents sleep

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Indications

Genio is indicated for adult moderate to severe OSA patients (AHI of 15 to 65) that cannot tolerate, failed or refused Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) therapy and are not significantly overweight.

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Implantable stimulator

The Genio neurostimulator is implanted under the chin, through a single incision surgical procedure. The device is placed over the genioglossus muscle, close to the tongue’s hypoglossal nerve. The stimulator’s electrodes are placed in contact with both branches of the hypoglossal nerve resulting in bilateral stimulation of the nerve.
The stimulation triggers a slight forward movement of the back of the tongue. This process of stimulation and forward movement helps to maintain an open airway, therefore allowing normal breathing during sleep, by pairing it with the external Activation Chip.

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Activation Chip and Disposable Patch

As part of your bedtime routine, you connect the Genio Activation Chip to an adhesive Disposable Patch that you apply under your chin. Together, they transmit energy to the Implantable Stimulator. The nerve stimulation triggers a small forward movement of the back of the tongue and maintains an open upper airway during sleep
After use, the Activation Chip can be detached from the Disposable Patch and the patch can be disposed of.

What Genio has to offer

Live to the fullest again

We have designed a sleep therapy focused completely on you: the user. Discover some of the Genio features designed to let you live life to the fullest again.

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Future-oriented

The Activation Chip will enable future upgrades of the system with no need for additional surgery​. The device is also compatible with full-body 1.5T and 3T MRI scans.

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Restored quality of life

The Genio therapy significantly improved patient’s overall quality of life. Patients noticed significant changes in daytime sleepiness and reduction in snoring — which is one of the positive side effects of the treatment. As a result, 82% of patients reported being satisfied with the Genio system.

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Specifically designed for you

In contrast to other therapies, Genio has been specifically designed to treat OSA with the user in mind. The stimulation is tailored to individual patient needs.

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Quick surgery with single incision

The Genio system has a single leadless and battery-free implantable component requiring only one incision under your chin during a short procedure.

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Effective

The BLAST OSA study demonstrated major improvements in the severity of sleep apnea. Results show a 45.6% reduction in AHI (Apnea Hypopnea Index) and a 48.7% decrease in ODI (Oxygen Desaturation Index).

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Easy-to-use and high compliance

Every night the Activation Chip is connected to the Disposable Patch and attached under your chin. The next morning, the Activation Chip and the Disposable Patch are removed. Data (BLAST OSA) show that 91% of patients reported using the Genio system more than 5 days a week.

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Future-oriented

The Activation Chip will enable future upgrades of the system with no need for additional surgery​. The device is also compatible with full-body 1.5T and 3T MRI scans.

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Restored quality of life

The Genio therapy significantly improved patient’s overall quality of life. Patients noticed significant changes in daytime sleepiness and reduction in snoring — which is one of the positive side effects of the treatment. As a result, 82% of patients reported being satisfied with the Genio system.

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Specifically designed for you

In contrast to other therapies, Genio has been specifically designed to treat OSA with the user in mind. The stimulation is tailored to individual patient needs.

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Quick surgery with single incision

The Genio system has a single leadless and battery-free implantable component requiring only one incision under your chin during a short procedure.

Treatment outcomes

With help of the Genio system hundreds of our patients
made their life better

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of patients using Genio more than 5 days/week

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decrease of loud or very intense snoring

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of patients are satisfied with the Genio system

What doctors are saying

Listen to the stories of doctors who share their results and experiences with the Genio therapy.

We found that patients going through our centre who are using our therapy, a lot of them have been having a great improvement in their sleepiness. So they’re less sleepy during the day, and they find the therapy really easy to use.

Dr. Jennifer Walsh

Centre of Sleep Science, University of Western Australia

There’s no doubt that this form of therapy is the way forward for many patients to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea. I’ve been so impressed with the outcomes and the improvement of their quality of life.

Dr. Richard Lewis

ENT surgeon and OSA expert - Perth, Australia

This is a truly innovative therapy in a field where for a long time everything remained the same. Now we have the feeling that the field can move on because of that innovation. I personally think that this could be a first line therapy.

Prof. Dr. Olivier Vanderveken

ENT, Head and Neck Surgeon at Antwerp, University Hospital

Two patients have been in our Sleep Lab and showed an AHI reduction of more than 70%. And both patients reported an improvement in daily life quality. It is such a smart idea to stimulate the upper airway without altering the anatomy of the pharynx.

Prof. Dr. med. Clemens Heiser

ENT, Head and Neck surgeon at Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technical University of Munich

We found that patients going through our centre who are using our therapy, a lot of them have been having a great improvement in their sleepiness. So they’re less sleepy during the day, and they find the therapy really easy to use.

Dr. Jennifer Walsh

Centre of Sleep Science, University of Western Australia

There’s no doubt that this form of therapy is the way forward for many patients to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea. I’ve been so impressed with the outcomes and the improvement of their quality of life.

Dr. Richard Lewis

ENT surgeon and OSA expert - Perth, Australia

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