June 23TH, 2021
In response to the Philips recall Panthera Dental is offering a fasttrack turnaround on effective treatment quicker. Panthera Dental is a leading North American manufacturer of custom-made oral appliances. These are an alternative to CPAP for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.
The company has developed an advanced digital manufacturing process, allowing it to produce highly customized nylon CAD/CAM oral appliances quickly and at scale. Panthera Dental is offering its support in response to the voluntary recall notification issued by Royal Philips on its Bi-Level PAP, CPAP, and mechanical ventilator devices.
The recall affects patients and providers in USA, though a field safety notice is also likely to cause disruption in the rest of the world. Philips issued the recall after becoming aware of degradation in the polyurethane foam within certain device models. This could leave many patients without treatment in the short term.
“We want to support healthcare professionals by helping to minimize the interruption in treatment for sleep apnea patients. Our CAD/CAM oral appliances are produced with an advanced digital process that we developed and refined over 10 years working with sleep dental experts in North America,” said Beatrice Robichaud, Co-Founder and VP Marketing & Customer Experience at Panthera Dental.
“Our Manufacturing 4.0 technology gives us the flexibility to respond to a crisis, allowing us to simultaneously increase production capacity while maintaining a fast 10-day turnaround, without compromising on quality or precision. Indeed we responded in a similar way in 2018, helping to ensure that no patient was left behind when ResMed ceased distribution of their nylon oral appliance in North America.”
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