Healthcare Industry News: Pulse Oximetry
News Release - July 22, 2010
Masimo and Hygia Settle LawsuitIRVINE, Calif., July 22 (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Masimo (Nasdaq:MASI ), the inventor of Masimo Rainbow Pulse CO-Oximetry™, Masimo Rainbow Acoustic Monitoring™, and Masimo SET® Measure-Through Motion and Low Perfusion Pulse Oximetry, announced today it has settled a lawsuit with Hygia Health Services, a reprocessor of medical devices, on mutually agreeable terms. Terms of the settlement agreement remain confidential.
The lawsuit had been pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama since May 2009.
Masimo (Nasdaq:MASI ) develops innovative monitoring technologies that significantly improve patient care—helping solve "unsolvable" problems. In 1995, the company debuted Measure-Through Motion and Low Perfusion Pulse Oximetry, known as Masimo SET®, which virtually eliminated false alarms and increased Pulse Oximetry's ability to detect life-threatening events. More than 100 independent and objective studies demonstrate Masimo SET provides the most reliable SpO2 and pulse rate measurements even under the most challenging clinical conditions, including patient motion and low peripheral perfusion. In 2005, Masimo introduced Rainbow Pulse CO-Oximetry™, allowing noninvasive and continuous monitoring of blood constituents that previously required invasive procedures, including total hemoglobin (SpHb®), oxygen content (SpOC™), carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO®), methemoglobin (SpMet®), and Pleth Variability Index (PVI®), in addition to SpO2, pulse rate, and perfusion index (PI). In 2009, Masimo introduced Rainbow Acoustic Monitoring™, the first-ever noninvasive and continuous monitoring of acoustic respiration rate (RRa™). Masimo's Rainbow platform offers a breakthrough in patient safety by helping clinicians detect life-threatening conditions and helping guide treatment options. Founded in 1989, Masimo has the mission of "Improving Patient Outcome and Reducing Cost of Care … by Taking Noninvasive Monitoring to New Sites and Applications®." Additional information about Masimo and its products may be found at www.masimo.com.
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