Whole You™ Acquires Respire Medical
-Respire Medical, an emerging oral appliance company, adds its line of devices to Whole You’s portfolio-
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
Whole You, Inc.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (March 18, 2015) – Whole You, Inc., a Mitsui Chemicals’ company dedicated to providing innovative solutions that allow those with sensory and physical mobility challenges to live life to the fullest, today announced the acquisition of oral appliance company Respire Medical, marking the third acquisition since the company’s launch in November 2014. Respire Medical’s products will be rebranded under the Whole You™ name.
“Respire Medical has experienced a rapid year-over-year growth since its founding and we see a great opportunity to utilize its technology to help those suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring,” said Yasunori Nishiyama, CEO, Whole You. “We are excited to welcome it into the Whole You Family. Working together, we will bring to market the next generation of oral devices that will improve the lives of millions.”
Respire Medical, which manufactures top quality and functional oral appliances, was formed in 2010 to meet the needs of doctors and patients in the treatment of OSA and snoring. Its current management team will remain in their leadership roles within the new company structure.
“Following our rapid growth since inception, we are thrilled to join Whole You to help propel us to the next phase of our expansion,” said David Walton, CEO of Respire Medical. “Over the past five years, we have proudly created a range of oral devices designed to meet different patient needs. Combined with Whole You’s resources and expertise, we will continue to develop industry-leading products and services in the years ahead.”
In addition to Dentca, the CAD/CAM denture company and subsidiary of Whole You, and electronic eyewear technology acquired from PixelOptics and Panasonic Healthcare, Respire Medical contributes to Whole You’s business expansion plans to provide better solutions for those with sensory and physical mobility challenges.
About Whole You™
By combining open innovation with wide range of partners, material innovation, and deep understanding of market needs, Whole You Inc., a Mitsui Chemicals company, is committed to offering solutions that allow those with sensory and physical mobility challenges to live life to the fullest. Through Mitsui Chemicals’ acquisitions of Dentca and PixelOptics and Panasonic Healthcare’s technology, Whole You™ and its partners will push the boundaries of technology to greatly improve how life is experienced by millions of Americans.
Whole You is headquartered in San Jose, CA. For more information, please visit http://www.wholeyou.com
About Respire Medical
Respire Medical Holdings LLC, a Sleep Group Solutions’ affiliated oral appliance company, was formed in March of 2010, to meet the needs of doctors and patients in the treatment of OSA and snoring. Respire Medical offers the Respire Blue Series and Respire Pink Series. Visit RespireMedical.com for more information.