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 News Release - December 12, 2006

Draeger Medical, Inc. Launches New Emergency and Transport Ventilation System

Oxylog 3000(TM) receives FDA clearance, offers ICU-level Performance and Mode Range for Adults and Children

TELFORD, Pa.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Draeger Medical, Inc. announces the launch of its newest ventilation system, the Oxylog 3000, into the U.S. market. Designed for the demanding emergency and transport environments, the Oxylog 3000 is ideal for supporting critical-care patients in transfer situations. With its combination of volume and pressure-controlled and pressure support ventilation across the entire breathing cycle, the Oxylog 3000 delivers the high-end performance sought by today's caregivers.

Oxylog 3000 provides the flexibility of both comprehensive invasive or non-invasive ventilation support, including the ability to provide automatic back-up support for spontaneously breathing patients in the event of apneas. In addition, the Oxylog 3000 features integrated PEEP, and 100% oxygen flush - providing three minutes of pre-oxygenation and inspiration hold, for use during X-ray imaging.

The Oxylog 3000's tidal volume begins at just 50ml so it can be used for small children and adults alike. And its patented blender permits oxygen concentration adjustments between 40 percent and 100 percent with greater precision and range than previously possible. Designed and manufactured with the same attention to detail and performance as Draeger's high-end Evita ICU ventilators, the Oxylog 3000 represents a significant advance in emergency and transport ventilation systems.

"From its large, high contrast display screen to its fast and easy control system, the Oxylog 3000 is built to support the needs of respiratory care professionals in a wide range of situations," noted Tim Scharn, marketing manager for Pre- and Post-Hospital Care at Draeger Medical, Inc. "We've greatly expanded the Oxylog's capabilities so that patients and caregivers benefit from its improved functionality, greater flexibility and reliability."

Featuring an entirely new design, the Oxylog 3000 is light, compact and easy to carry and use. It features a combination of the well-known Oxylog "knobs," for quickly setting the most vital parameters, and Draeger's familiar centralized rotary wheel for setting individual parameters. In addition, its robust, spray-proof construction and suitability for use in helicopters mean that the Oxylog 3000 can stand up to aggressive use in even the most extreme environments.

About Draeger Medical

Draeger Medical AG & Co. KG is one of the world's leading manufacturers of medical equipment, the largest division of Draegerwerk AG (history dates back to 1889) and a 65:35 joint venture company between Draegerwerk AG and Siemens AG. The Company offers products, services and integrated CareArea(TM) Solutions throughout the patient care process - Emergency Care, Perioperative Care, Critical Care, Perinatal Care and Home Care. With U.S. headquarters in Telford, Pennsylvania and world headquarters in Lubeck, Germany, Draeger Medical employs nearly 6,000 people worldwide. Additional information is available on the Company's website www.draeger.com


Source: Draeger Medical

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