Success in Limited Market Release Hospitals Highlights Early Clinical Benefits and Patient Impact
IRVINE, Calif., March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI), the inventor of Pulse CO-Oximetry(TM) and Measure-Through Motion and Low-Perfusion pulse oximetry, announced today that it has initiated the full market release of its breakthrough noninvasive and continuous hemoglobin (SpHb(TM)) monitoring technology. As the first noninvasive and continuous hemoglobin monitoring technology to receive FDA 510(k) clearance and be available for widespread commercial adoption, Masimo SpHb is already transforming the way hemoglobin testing is performed at over 40 hospitals in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Africa, that have participated in the technology's limited market release initiated in September of 2008.
The availability of noninvasive, continuous, and immediate hemoglobin measurements is expected to have wide ranging clinical impact, from surgery and intensive care to less acute care settings, including the emergency department, physician office, ambulatory surgery center, and long-term care facility by facilitating prompt detection of internal bleeding and more appropriate administration of blood transfusions. Early benefits and impact of Masimo SpHb were evident in feedback received from clinicians at hospitals around the world who participated in the limited market release.
Ronald Miller, MD, Chief of Anesthesia, Professor and Chairman of the Dept. of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care at the
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