NEUCHATEL, Switzerland & EYNSHAM, England - Thursday, June 23rd 2016 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) and SunTech Medical, a Halma (LSE:HLMA) company, jointly announced today the integration of Masimo SET® pulse oximetry technology into SunTech’s CT40, a next generation spot-check vital signs device.
Masimo Signal Extraction Technology (SET®) Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion™ pulse oximetry measures oxygen saturation (SpO2), pulse rate, and perfusion index. Masimo SET® has been shown to significantly reduce false alarms and accurately monitor for true alarms1,2 and is estimated to be used on more than 100 million patients in leading hospitals and other healthcare settings around the world.
The SunTech CT40 is an ideal, affordable solution for clinical-grade spot-check measurements of blood pressure, temperature and pulse oximetry in hospitals and clinics. Ambulatory care, long-term care and low-acuity hospital departments can easily implement this versatile, user-friendly vital signs device that offers both advanced features and digital connectivity. The modular design allows clinicians to easily make adaptations to the device while in the field, adding thermometry, SpO2 and Wi-Fi as needed. Other advanced features include the ability to transmit measurement data directly from the device, in accordance with HL7 messaging protocols, as well as BP Averaging Mode—an increasingly important component of accurate blood pressure measurement, as evidenced by the recently published SPRINT Study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which specified that a mean of three office BP measurements would be used to establish target BPs for Standard Group participants.3
“Both SunTech and Masimo share industry-leading technologies within our respective areas of expertise,” said Kenny Andersen, VP of Strategic Product Development at SunTech Medical. “Partnering with them on our next-generation vital signs platform is a very natural strategy. Masimo SET pulse oximetry is the benchmark for clinical performance, just as SunTech Advantage technology is for blood pressure. We look forward to a long and successful partnership.”
Rick Fishel, Masimo’s President of Worldwide OEM Business and Strategic Development, stated, “SunTech Medical is a recognized global leader and worldwide supplier of non-invasive blood pressure measurement technology. Combining best-in-class measurement technologies that provide superior performance, accuracy, and affordability, in flexible and cost effective monitors, supports our organizations’ mutual vision to offer solutions that help clinicians improve patient outcomes and reduce the cost of healthcare delivery. We are very pleased to partner with SunTech Medical and that Masimo SET pulse oximetry is the preferred pulse oximetry offering in the highly versatile and cost-effective SunTech CT40 monitor.”
The SunTech CT 40 with Masimo SET® technology has a CE Mark. It is not FDA cleared and is not available for sale in the United States.
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Taenzer, Andreas H.; Pyke, Joshua B.; McGrath, Susan P.; Blike, George T. "Impact of Pulse Oximetry Surveillance on Rescue Events and Intensive Care Unit Transfers: A Before-and-After Concurrence Study." Anesthesiology, February 2010, Vol. 112, Issue 2.
The SPRINT Study Research Group; The design and rationale of a multi-center clinical trial comparing two strategies for control of systolic blood pressure: The Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT); Clin Trials; October 2014; 11(5): 532-546.
About SunTech Medical
SunTech Medical, a Halma company, has been the preeminent supplier of clinical-grade blood pressure monitoring products and technologies for nearly 30 years. More than 75 companies trust SunTech Medical's OEM non-invasive blood pressure solutions for their patient monitoring needs. SunTech Medical produces the leading cardiac stress test blood pressure monitor and is the world's foremost manufacturer of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring products. SunTech Medical also offers solutions for in-office blood pressure monitoring as well as a complete line of blood pressure cuffs designed for general and specific applications.
Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) is a global leader in innovative noninvasive monitoring technologies. Our mission is to improve patient outcomes and reduce the cost of care by taking noninvasive monitoring to new sites and applications. In 1995, the company debuted Masimo SET® Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion™ pulse oximetry, which has been shown in multiple studies to significantly reduce false alarms and accurately monitor for true alarms. Masimo SET® is estimated to be used on more than 100 million patients in leading hospitals and other healthcare settings around the world. In 2005, Masimo introduced rainbow® Pulse CO-Oximetry technology, allowing noninvasive and continuous monitoring of blood constituents that previously could only be measured invasively, including total hemoglobin (SpHb®), oxygen content (SpOC™), carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO®), methemoglobin (SpMet®), and more recently, Pleth Variability Index (PVI®) and Oxygen Reserve Index (ORI™), in addition to SpO2, pulse rate, and perfusion index (PI). In 2014, Masimo introduced Root®, an intuitive patient monitoring and connectivity platform with the Masimo Open Connect™ (MOC-9™) interface. Masimo is also taking an active leadership role in mHealth with products such as the Radius-7™ wearable patient monitor and the MightySat™ fingertip pulse oximeter. Additional information about Masimo and its products may be found at www.masimo.com.
This press release includes forward-looking statements as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, in connection with the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, among others, statements regarding the potential benefits of Masimo’s SET® pulse oximetry technology into SunTech’s CT 40. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations about future events affecting us and are subject to risks and uncertainties, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control and could cause our actual results to differ materially and adversely from those expressed in our forward-looking statements as a result of various risk factors, including, but not limited to: risks related to our assumptions regarding the repeatability of clinical results; risks related to our belief that Masimo's unique noninvasive measurement technologies, including Masimo’s SET® pulse oximetry technology, contribute to positive clinical outcomes and patient safety; risks related to our belief that Masimo noninvasive medical breakthroughs provide cost-effective solutions with comparable accuracy and unique advantages, including: immediate and continuous results that enable earlier treatment without causing invasive trauma in all patients and in every clinical situation; as well as other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of our most recent reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), which may be obtained for free at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in our forward-looking statements are reasonable, we do not know whether our expectations will prove correct. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of today's date. We do not undertake any obligation to update, amend or clarify these statements or the "Risk Factors" contained in our most recent reports filed with the SEC, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under the applicable securities laws.
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