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Masimo Launches First Non-adhesive Pulse Oximetry Sensor Designed For Extremely Low Birth Weight Babies
Date:11/5/2008

dren's Hospital in Loma Linda, CA, stated; "The new LNCS(R) SofTouch NeoPt-500 sensor solves the problems associated with typical pulse oximetry sensors in ELBW infants. ELBW neonates are much more susceptible to skin burn injury and full thickness ulcer formations caused by improper sensor design and placement. Skin injury compromises the body's most basic protection mechanism and, in this most vulnerable population, the problems and risks associated with sensors not designed or intended for ELBW newborns have much greater consequences. Masimo is a unique company that not only understands this, but designs and develops clinically-relevant solutions to overcome these challenges."

Masimo SofTouch sensors are designed for single-patient use whenever skin sensitivity is a concern. SofTouch sensors incorporate a hook and loop wrap -- allowing the sensor to be quickly and securely applied on wet and slippery sites, and easily repositioned if necessary. Newborn skin is further protected by soft foam material that surrounds the sensor attachment for maximum comfort, and the NeoPt-500 contains no adhesive materials exposed to skin contact areas. This prevents epidermal stripping and skin trauma typically caused by applying and repositioning an adhesive sensor.

Joe E. Kiani, Founder and CEO of Masimo, stated; "The new LNCS SofTouch NeoPt-500 sensor underscores our core philosophy of 'doing what is best for patient care.' We believe that every patient deserves appropriate monitoring solutions. That's why Masimo provides over 100 different sensors, each uniquely designed to deliver the performance and measurement clinicians want -- including 15 different sensor options to address the challenging needs and specific requirements of neonatal patients."

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