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Breakthrough "AffloVest" Greatly Advances Respiratory Care
Date:5/13/2013

AUSTIN, Texas, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation (HFCWO) vest that gives respiratory patients the freedom to move around during treatments is now available in the United States, International Biophysics Corporation (IBC) announced today. The AffloVest – already widely prescribed in Europe – represents a major advancement in the treatment of respiratory diseases such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Cystic Fibrosis, chronic bronchitis, and similar related ailments. IBC recently received the necessary FDA 510k clearance to sell the AffloVest product domestically.

Unlike current airway clearance vests that tether the patient by an air hose to bulky machines, which require direct electrical current, the AffloVest is the first-ever portable, battery-operated HFCWO vest. Users can move about freely during treatments, or have the option to sit comfortably in almost any environment. 

"Mobility is a huge differentiating factor with this vest," says a leading COPD advocate Bill Clark , who has tested the AffloVest. "The vest offers three distinctly different modes of therapy. By utilizing all three therapies in each session, the AffloVest provides for successful airway clearance. One of the programs, which involves percussion movements from the lower back and chest to the upper back and chest, felt incredible and helped bring a productive cough more quickly. I was even able to return phone calls and move from room to room during the treatment," Clark said.

Weighing approximately 10 pounds, AffloVest is also the lightest and most quiet device of its kind on the market today. And unlike other respiratory vest options, AffloVest provides adjustable levels of treatment intensity. Doctors and patients can tailor their treatments to their needs, with settings that provid
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