SAUSALITO, Calif., Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanovas, Inc., a life science asset holding company and medical technology accelerator, announced today the launch of its wholly-owned subsidiary, SinuGeniX, Inc. and its RegENT™ Sinus Treatment System. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161130/444495LOGO Sinusitis is one of the most prevalent of human diseases, second only to periodontal disease. Both conditions involve biofilm infections and undesirable host inflammatory responses. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the U.S., about 12.1% of the adult population or 28.5 Million people are suffering from chronic sinusitis, making it more prevailing than diabetes and asthma. Chronic sinusitis patients are typically first treated with medications such as nasal steroids, decongestants, antihistamines, saline solutions and antibiotics. Although treatment with these medications is often successful, patients can experience side effects with long term use. "Peer reviewed data suggests that more than 20% of the 13 million U.S. patients that are treated with medication for chronic sinusitis fail to respond. So, there are about 2.6 million patients looking to surgery as an ultimate solution," said Dr. Chris Baker, SinuGeniX's Chief Medical Officer and a Co-Inventor of the RegENT Sinus Treatment System. "However, current treatments in sinus surgery aren't precise and come with complications." The high prevalence of chronic sinusitis has been driving the demand for ENT treatments such as endoscopic sinus surgeries, functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS), and balloon sinus dilatation. Thus, the growing prevalence of sinusitis is expected to propel the growth of the ENT devices market. "Traditional Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) and, alternatively current balloon dilatation methods can 'over-fracture' the bony ostia as they open the sinus. Fractured ostia can lead to scarring, inflammation, recurrent sinusitis, and revision procedures. Sometimes, removal of vital anatomy can lead to aesthetic problems," related Dr. Baker.