Philips Respironics is one of the dominant players in the CPAP industry. Alongside ResMed, the company is frequently referred to as one of the "Big Rs". The company is based in Murrysville, Pennsylvania, and is just outside of Pittsburgh.
Philips Respironics started out in the anesthesia market. However, the company introduced their first CPAP machine, the SleepEasy, in 1985. Within the sleep space, Respironics is most recognized for the creation of gel CPAP masks, the first of which was invented in 1996. The ComfortGel Nasal Mask was the first of its kind, offering a gel cushion which molds to the face. This mask was widely used and later evolved into a newer model called the ComfortGel Blue Nasal and ComfortGel Blue Full Face mask. Respironics also boasts a strong history in the CPAP machine space, notably introducing DryBox technology with the long running System One Respironics CPAP machine line. The company is also known for its latest line of travel CPAP Machines, the DreamStation CPAP. These travel friendly machines also offer superior water leak protection within the machine.
Philips Respironics also offers oxygen concentrators for help with the treatment of COPD.