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Denver Zoo Orangutan Breathes Easier With eFlow Technology From PARI
Date:4/8/2011

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In the case of Mias, zookeepers used an eFlow Technology-based nebulizer to distribute a bronchodilator to open his small airways and saline to moisturize and break apart thick secretions in his lungs. He has also received antibiotics by nebulization to treat infection.

After listening to a Zoo Atlanta zookeeper speak about using similar machines to successfully treat one of their orangutans, a Denver Zoo veterinarian contacted doctors and pharmaceutical companies in an effort to obtain this type of nebulizer for Mias' treatment. PARI Pharma stepped forward with technology that, due to its high flow rate and high percentage of each delivered dose, allows patients to better control their symptoms and significantly reduce the time to dispense medicine.

"Human patients often comment that they appreciate the advancements provided by eFlow Technology, and now Mias is showing that our technology can help orangutans with similar symptoms," said Geoff A. Hunziker, president of eFlow LLC.  "Our goal is to help reduce the treatment burdens of respiratory therapies for patients and their caregivers.  In this case, we are pleased that this could also extend to the Denver Zoo and Mias."

Zookeepers have administered treatments to Mias using an eFlow Technology-based nebulizer twice a day, every day for the last month. The results have been amazing. Before he began treatment, Mias was lethargic and could be found in a corner holding his head. Now he is far more active, alert, and social. He's even grooming his mate, Nias, which zookeepers say was once a very rare sight. Zookeepers will continue to use the TRIO if Mias redevelops symptoms.

Denver Zoo is also very fortunate to have received support from other companies, hospitals and health professionals to diagnose and alleviate Mias's symptoms. Those consultants and donors include:


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