B. Braun Acquires Patent for Enhanced Wireless Communication Between Medical Devices and Hospital Information Management Systems
BETHLEHEM, Pa., July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — B. Braun Medical Inc. (B. Braun) announced today that it has acquired US patent 7,933,780, which was issued April 26, 2011, and two pending applications, providing the Company patent rights related to enhanced communication between medical devices and hospital information management systems through wireless communication.
“The addition of this patent further broadens our existing patent portfolio, which includes barcoding and wireless communication between IV pumps and hospital information management systems,” said Gale White, Vice President of Infusion Systems Division for B. Braun Medical Inc. “This patent adds additional ownership rights protecting the B. Braun technology available to our infusion pump customers.”
The technology covered by the patent is related to bedside point-of-care (BPOC) applications, which allows for seamless communication between medical devices and hospital information management systems, and ultimately makes the clinician’s job easier.
Specifically, the technology covered by the patent allows for greater connectivity options for B. Braun’s OutlookÃ‚® Safety Infusion System and Space Infusion Pump System smart pump product lines integrating with BPOC applications.
For information about B. Braun’s smart pump products please visit www.smartpumps.bbraunusa.com.
About B. Braun
B. Braun is a leading manufacturer of infusion therapy and pain management products with an environmentally-friendly focus. Guided by the company’s “Sharing ExpertiseÃ‚®” philosophy,
B. Braun addresses the critical issues of infection prevention, medication safety and environmental responsibility by promoting best practices that help clinicians reduce medication errors, prevent healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) and achieve sustainability objectives.
Consistently recognized by Frost & Sullivan and KLAS for its medical technology and support services, B. Braun employees share their knowledge with colleagues and customers to improve working processes in hospitals and medical practices and to enhance the safety of patients and healthcare professionals. For more information, call 800-227-2862, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit B. Braun at www.bbraunusa.com.
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