Masimo and Dräger Expand Licensing Agreement to Add Masimo Brain Monitoring and Capnography Technologies
IRVINE, CALIF. & LÜBECK, GERMANY--(Business Wire / Korea Newswire) December 20, 2019 -- Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) and Dräger (OTCMKTS: DRWKF) announced today that they have expanded their partnership, whereby Dräger will integrate additional Masimo measurement technologies into Dräger’s family of multi-parameter patient monitors, to help clinicians assess brain function, oxygenation, and ventilation status.
After becoming the first patient monitoring company to integrate Masimo noninvasive, continuous rainbow SET® technologies, including total hemoglobin (SpHb®), in its patient monitors, Dräger will add Masimo SedLine® Brain Function Monitoring, O3® Regional Oximetry, and NomoLine® Capnography measurements to its already comprehensive suite of advanced measurement parameters, tailored for operating rooms and critical care settings.
The three additional technologies are currently available directly from Masimo on the Root® Patient Monitoring and Connectivity Platform:
· Next Generation SedLine Brain Function Monitoring, which assists clinicians in monitoring the state of the brain under anesthesia, with bilateral data acquisition and processing of EEG signals and an enhanced Patient State Index (PSi).
· O3 Regional Oximetry, which may help clinicians monitor cerebral oxygenation in situations in which pulse oximetry alone may not be fully indicative of the oxygen in the brain.
· NomoLine “no-moisture” sampling lines, which are designed for low-flow applications and can be used in a variety of clinical scenarios and care settings, on both intubated and non-intubated patients of all ages, in both low- and high-humidity applications.
Stefan Dräger, CEO of Dräger, said, “For over 20 years, the foundation of our strong relationship with Masimo has been our shared vision to improve patient outcomes while lowering the cost of healthcare. This expanded agreement allows us to offer our customers the most innovative technologies, helping them to deliver even better patient care and achieve better patient outcomes.”
Joe Kiani, Founder and CEO of Masimo, said, “Masimo’s technical prowess in monitoring - from pulse oximetry, to noninvasive hemoglobin, to brain monitoring, and more - makes our technologies an ideal solution not just for our own devices but for other companies wanting to provide hospitals and patients the best possible care. Dräger has long understood this and we appreciate our longstanding partnership and their continued faith in us.”
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Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) is a global medical technology company that develops and produces a wide array of industry-leading monitoring technologies, including innovative measurements, sensors, patient monitors, and automation and connectivity solutions. Our mission is to improve patient outcomes and reduce the cost of care. Masimo SET® Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion™ pulse oximetry, introduced in 1995, has been shown in over 100 independent and objective studies to outperform other pulse oximetry technologies. Masimo SET® has also been shown to help clinicians reduce severe retinopathy of prematurity in neonates, improve CCHD screening in newborns, and, when used for continuous monitoring with Masimo Patient SafetyNet™ in post-surgical wards, reduce rapid response team activations, ICU transfers, and costs.[4-6] Masimo SET® is estimated to be used on more than 100 million patients in leading hospitals and other healthcare settings around the world, and is the primary pulse oximetry at 9 of the top 10 hospitals according to the 2019-20 U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals Honor Roll. Masimo continues to refine SET® and in 2018, announced that SpO2 accuracy on RD SET® sensors during conditions of motion has been significantly improved, providing clinicians with even greater confidence that the SpO2 values they rely on accurately reflect a patient’s physiological status. 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®), Pleth Variability Index (PVi®), RPVi™ (rainbow® PVi), and Oxygen Reserve Index (ORi™). In 2013, Masimo introduced the Root® Patient Monitoring and Connectivity Platform, built from the ground up to be as flexible and expandable as possible to facilitate the addition of other Masimo and third-party monitoring technologies; key Masimo additions include Next Generation SedLine® Brain Function Monitoring, O3® Regional Oximetry, and ISA™ Capnography with NomoLine® sampling lines. Masimo’s family of continuous and spot-check monitoring Pulse CO-Oximeters® includes devices designed for use in a variety of clinical and non-clinical scenarios, including tetherless, wearable technology, such as Radius-7® and Radius PPG™, portable devices like Rad-67™, fingertip pulse oximeters like MightySat® Rx, and devices available for use both in the hospital and at home, such as Rad-97®. Masimo hospital automation and connectivity solutions are centered around the Iris® platform, and include Iris Gateway®, Patient SafetyNet, Replica™, Halo ION™, UniView™, and Doctella™. Additional information about Masimo and its products may be found at www.masimo.com. Published clinical studies on Masimo products can be found at www.masimo.com/evidence/featured-studies/feature/.
ORi and RPVi have not received FDA 510(k) clearance and are not available for sale in the United States. The use of the trademark Patient SafetyNet is under license from University HealthSystem Consortium.
 Published clinical studies on pulse oximetry and the benefits of Masimo SET® can be found on our website at http://www.masimo.com Comparative studies include independent and objective studies which are comprised of abstracts presented at scientific meetings and peer-reviewed journal articles.
 Castillo A et al. Prevention of Retinopathy of Prematurity in Preterm Infants through Changes in Clinical Practice and SpO2 Technology. Acta Paediatr. 2011 Feb;100(2):188-92.
 de-Wahl Granelli A et al. Impact of pulse oximetry screening on the detection of duct dependent congenital heart disease: a Swedish prospective screening study in 39,821 newborns. BMJ. 2009;Jan 8;338.
 Taenzer AH et al. Impact of pulse oximetry surveillance on rescue events and intensive care unit transfers: a before-and-after concurrence study. Anesthesiology. 2010:112(2):282-287.
 Taenzer A et al. Postoperative Monitoring - The Dartmouth Experience. Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Newsletter. Spring-Summer 2012.
 McGrath SP et al. Surveillance Monitoring Management for General Care Units: Strategy, Design, and Implementation. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 2016 Jul;42(7):293-302.
 Estimate: Masimo data on file.
Dräger. Technology for Life.®
Dräger is an international leader in the fields of medical and safety technology. Our products protect, support and save lives. Founded in 1889, Dräger generated revenues of around EUR 2.6 billion in 2018. The Dräger Group is currently present in more than 190 countries and has more than 14,000 employees worldwide. Please visit www.draeger.com for more information.
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 effectiveness of Masimo SedLine®, O3®, NomoLine®, and Root®. 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 SedLine, O3, NomoLine, and Root, contribute to positive clinical outcomes and patient safety; risks related to our belief that Masimo noninvasive medical breakthroughs provide cost-effective solutions and unique advantages; 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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