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Welcome To Dynaris!

Are you getting the most out of your oxygen therapy? After sound research studies at Universities such as Stanford and Texas State, we’ve discovered existing oxygen delivery systems are flawed.

How is this possible? By not delivering in accordance with the Nasal Cycle, today’s oxygen therapy could be wasting half the oxygen, and up to 50% less effective.

So what’s our solution? Watch the video below to hear about what we’ve done to solve this problem…

AND how to get started on YOUR path to better oxygen therapy!

How It Works

Patient 8 hour nasal cycle

Current Problems

Recent studies at Stanford University, Texas State, and other facilities, have shown that the majority of people experience the nasal cycle. Meaning, we don’t breathe through both nostrils at the same time. Most people aren’t aware of this phenomenon because it occurs as we inhale continuously throughout the day.

So why don’t existing oxygen systems account for this? Today’s oxygen delivery systems distribute oxygen to both nasal passages evenly. These nasal cycle studies now prove that up to HALF of a patient’s oxygen is wasted. While simultaneously receiving therapy up to 50% less effective than it could be.

Our Solution

After our nasal cycle discovery, we’ve developed the solution to delivering oxygen in accordance with unilaterally breathing. The technology we’ve created has the world’s faster sensor that detects which nasal passage a patient is inhaling through, and upon detection, delivers 100% of the oxygen dosage to this open passage. This results in the full oxygen supply reaching the lungs efficiently. As you see in the image here, our cannulas are bifurcated, meaning they’re split down the middle so each nostril gets a separate airflow.

Apogee Cannula
The Apogee Kit with Patient

Apogee Kit

Our sensor technology and bifurcated cannula are both parts of our Apogee Kit. This portable oxygen delivery system weighs 4.5 lbs, XX lbs less than the average oxygen system.

Each Kit includes everything needed to use the Apogee System to its highest effectiveness. Each Apogee Kit includes: Dynamic Oxygen Controller (pictured), an Apogee Carry Bag (size and colors of choice), 4 Dynamic Nasal Cannulas, Customer Oxygen Regulator, AA batteries and Tank Accessory Kit. To order yours, or for more details, head to our Apogee Kit page.

How To Get Started

To start using Dynaris’ oxygen therapy, you must have an oxygen prescription sent to us from your doctor. You may reserve and purchase your Apogee Kit beforehand, however, we cannot fulfill or ship your order before receiving your oxygen prescription.

The arrival of our breakthrough technology is still brand-new to many healthcare professionals. However, a large number of doctors will know about the nasal cycle and unilateral breathing. After taking the time to learn about us, the benefits to their oxygen patients will be obvious to your doctor. Download our Physician’s Letter to print off or email to your doctor. You can also direct them to the Healthcare Professionals page on our website.

Doctor writing patient prescription

How It Works

Patient 8 hour nasal cycle

Current Problems

Recent studies at Stanford University, Texas State, and other facilities, have shown that the majority of people experience the nasal cycle. Meaning, we don’t breathe through both nostrils at the same time. Most people aren’t aware of this phenomenon because it occurs as we inhale continuously throughout the day.

So why don’t existing oxygen systems account for this? Today’s oxygen delivery systems distribute oxygen to both nasal passages evenly. These nasal cycle studies now prove that up to HALF of a patient’s oxygen is wasted. While simultaneously receiving therapy up to 50% less effective than it could be.

Apogee Cannula

Our Solution

After our nasal cycle discovery, we’ve developed the solution to delivering oxygen in accordance with unilaterally breathing. The technology we’ve created has the world’s faster sensor that detects which nasal passage a patient is inhaling through, and upon detection, delivers 100% of the oxygen dosage to this open passage. This results in the full oxygen supply reaching the lungs efficiently. As you see in the image here, our cannulas are bifurcated, meaning they’re split down the middle so each nostril gets a separate airflow.

The Apogee Kit with Patient

Apogee Kit

Our sensor technology and bifurcated cannula are both parts of our Apogee Kit. This portable oxygen delivery system weighs 4.5 lbs, XX lbs less than the average oxygen system.

Each Kit includes everything needed to use the Apogee System to its highest effectiveness. Each Apogee Kit includes: Dynamic Oxygen Controller (pictured), an Apogee Carry Bag (size and colors of choice), 4 Dynamic Nasal Cannulas, Customer Oxygen Regulator, AA batteries, and Tank Accessory Kit. To order yours, or for more details, head to our Apogee Kit page.

Doctor writing patient prescription

How To Get Started

To start using Dynaris’ oxygen therapy, you must have an oxygen prescription sent to us from your doctor. You may reserve and purchase your Apogee Kit beforehand, however, we cannot fulfill or ship your order before receiving your oxygen prescription.

The arrival of our breakthrough technology is still brand-new to many healthcare professionals. However, a large number of doctors will know about the nasal cycle and unilateral breathing. After taking the time to learn about us, the benefits to their oxygen patients will be obvious to your doctor. Download our Physician’s Letter to print off or email to your doctor. You can also direct them to the Healthcare Professionals page on our website.

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What People Are Saying

In the video below, United States Veteran and oxygen patient, Art, explains why he trusts Dynaris’ Apogee System for his oxygen therapy.

The statements below are from an oxygen patient, and two highly accredited healthcare professionals.

I learned about Dynaris’ nasal cycle research several years ago. I’m glad to hear they now have perfected an oxygen delivery system that senses which nostril you’re breathing out of and only delivers 02 to that nares. This efficient targeted delivery should not only enhance oxygen saturation but will virtually cut oxygen use by half. A brilliant discovery!

Dr. Tim Curan

M.D, Austin, Texas

The Apogee portable oxygen system solves a real problem that current research has brought to light. Oxygen has been delivered through a nasal cannula equally to both nostrils, 50-50. This means that if one nostril is closed as often is the case that only a portion of the oxygen prescribed may be therapeutic. Also, delivering oxygen to the closed nostril can unnecessarily dry and irritate that nostril. I also enjoy knowing that I’m not wasting my oxygen to the atmosphere and thereby greatly extending the range of my portable ambulatory oxygen system. I love the Apogee.

Erik Foged

USAF Retired, Oxygen Patient

Patients no longer need to choose between life-sustaining oxygen and nasal comfort. Patients no longer need to suffer nasal irritation for the benefits of life-sustaining oxygen.

Oscar Corillo

Researcher & Clinical Advisor

Frequently Asked Questions

The list below are the most common questions asked by patients. If you have any other specific questions, email our team at info@dynaris.com

How does the Apogee’s portable oxygen system compare to portable oxygen concentrators (POC) of similar size and weight?

The Apogee is a fraction of the cost of a POC. At around 4.5 lbs., is quieter and should have several hours more range than a similarly sized POC. In addition, the Apogee delivers a ‘uniform’ dose of oxygen to the most open nostril at nearly 100% oxygen purity. The Apogee’s volume remains the same with every breath.

POC’s with a built-in conserver deliver minute volume (a constant volume of oxygen produced each minute) and reduce the volume sent as the breath rate increases. They may only produce 82% oxygen. Because they always deliver oxygen to both nostrils — even when one is blocked — POCs may not meet the prescribed dosage.

What are some of the advantages of the Apogee’s Selective Oxygen Delivery?

1. The most important advantage of selective delivery is receiving oxygen consistently regardless of whether one side of the nose is completely blocked. This is important because if your oxygen is being split 50% to each nostril and one nostril becomes blocked then only half of the oxygen will be therapeutic.

2. Because the Apogee does not flow any gas to the congested nostril, dryness and irritation may be substantially reduced.

Why do humans usually breathe out of a dominant side of the nose?

Both anatomical and physiological factors account for uneven nasal airflow. Examples of fixed causes may include a deviated septum, nasal polyps, or enlarged nasal turbinates. Physiological factors may be caused by allergies, body position and the nasal cycle. We nasal cycle throughout the day and night for periods of 20 minutes to several hours.

How do oxygen systems using today’s standard nasal cannula differ from the cannula used by the Apogee?

Nasal cannulas are the tubes that deliver oxygen from the oxygen source to a patient’s nose. Nasal cannulas were first introduced in 1948 and, until now, little has changed in their operation. The standard nasal cannula has a single hose that separates itself into a left and right nasal prong. Studies show that this results in the oxygen being split evenly and delivered to each nostril at the same time. The Apogee’s nasal cannula, although it may look like a standard nasal cannula, has two tubes fused together, one entering each nostril. Each nasal airway is sensed separately, and the full oxygen dosage is then sent directly to the most receptive nostril.

Why until only very recently was there little information about the nasal cycle?

The nasal cycle was first described in a medical text in 1895. For nearly 100 years thereafter, there was little study on this subject — possibly because there was no way to continuously observe nasal airflow in real-time. The inventors of the Apogee at Dynaris discovered how the nasal cycle occurs inadvertently after inventing and patenting a device to improve the way sleep laboratories measure nasal breathing for sleep apnea patients. At first, they thought their machine was broken because it would often only detect airflow out of one nostril at a time. After research and testing of hundreds of patients at the Stanford University Sleep Center, the nasal cycle was rediscovered. The graph shown on the homepage of this website records a real patient’s nasal airflow pattern at Stanford.

The nasal cycle is now widely studied throughout the world. It is mentioned in publications, medical textbooks, and even Wikipedia.

What are the most important factors to consider when comparing pulse oxygen conserving systems?

1. The size of oxygen bolus (flow amount) delivered for each breath. Many units deliver a ‘minute volume’ so the faster you breathe, the smaller the bolus of oxygen becomes. The Apogee, on the other hand, delivers a ‘uniform pulse dose’ so that the bolus size remains constant regardless of breath rate.

2. The ability to detect inhalation at the earliest moment is critical to optimize therapy because only the first portion of inhalation will get deep enough into the lungs where gas exchange occurs. Units that sense and deliver late may only fill up the dead space in the airway. The Apogee’s dual sensors detect and deliver the oxygen before many oxygen systems can even begin to detect that inhalation has begun.

3. The purity of the oxygen being delivered. Some concentrators that are exceedingly small can only deliver oxygen purity that is less than 85% whereas oxygen tanks deliver about 99% purity.