Compumedics was established in Melbourne in 1987, when Dr. David Burton, the Executive Chairman, was approached by Dr. Murray Johns of the Epworth Medical Clinic in Melbourne to design and install the first Australian, fully computerized Sleep Clinic. Following the success of the Epworth Sleep Clinic installation in 1989, Compumedics focused on the development of products that sold into the growing Sleep Clinic market and the home monitoring market. This led to the release in 1991 of Compumedics S-Series laboratory sleep system and later the P-Series portable systems. Compumedics achieved technology endorsement, when in 1995, NASA chose its P-Series for two separate contracts, the first involving Space Shuttle mission preparation, and the second the international space station mission preparation. The P-Series was further endorsed when the Company won the right, against considerable international competition, to supply diagnostic equipment to the largest sleep study in the world, the USA-funded Sleep Heart Health Study (SHHS). Compumedics obtained its first FDA clearance in 1997 and in 1999 Compumedics established an office in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA. Compumedics listed on the Australian stock exchange in Dec 2000. In April 2002, Compumedics purchased Neuroscan, the world’s premier developer of EEG and Evoked Potential systems for neurological research. This purchase firmly secured Compumedics position as a leader in this rapidly growing field of medicine.