Sleep firms link up

Precision Pulmonary Diagnostics (PPD), a firm which specializes in diagnosing and treating sleep apnea in commercial truck drivers, has announced a strategic alliance with sleep diagnostic medical group Avastra Sleep Centers Limited.

Precision Pulmonary Diagnostics (PPD), a firm which specializes in diagnosing and treating sleep apnea in commercial truck drivers, has announced a strategic alliance with sleep diagnostic medical group Avastra Sleep Centers Limited.

Avastra currently runs 33 diagnostic sleep centers in 13 states and has acquired six sleep diagnostic companies, including Pacific Sleep Medicine and somniSleep Group, in the past year.

"This strategic alliance with Avastra is the next step in our growth and will allow PPD to provide its sleep apnea testing, education, equipment and support services for trucking companies and their drivers in more locations," said Mark B. Berger, MD, president of Precision Pulmonary Diagnostics.

"With our newly-formed strategic alliance with Precision Pulmonary Diagnostics, we are able to further expand our expertise to an extremely important patient population--truck drivers who travel the roads across our nation,” said Steven Hull, MD, CEO of Avastra Sleep Centers.

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