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2011-08-16 08:00:00

Receives $2.3 million from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to complete development of affordable respiratory support device SEATTLE, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seattle Children's Research Institute today announced the receipt of a two-year, $2.3 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to complete prototype development of its new respiratory support device, called Seattle Children's Positive Airway Pressure (Sea-PAP.) Sea-PAP, designed to be an...

2011-07-25 15:30:00

SAN DIEGO, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CareFusion (NYSE: CFN), a leading, global medical technology company and ResMed (NYSE: RMD), a leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of medical equipment for treating, diagnosing and managing sleep-disordered breathing and other respiratory disorders today announced a five-year agreement providing CareFusion the exclusive right to distribute the ResMed Stellar(TM) 100 and 150 non-invasive ventilators (NIV) and their related accessories...

2011-07-13 11:00:00

ROSWELL, Ga., July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Marking a significant advance in the fight against Ventilator-associated Pneumonia (VAP), Kimberly-Clark Health Care today announced its launch of KimVent Multi-Access Port (MAP) Closed Suction Systems. The new system features a compact rotating manifold with multi-access ports, allowing clinicians to perform suctioning and other procedures, such as bronchoalveolar lavage, bronchoscopy or MDI drug delivery, while maintaining a closed ventilator...

2011-06-13 15:28:46

Study shows that five guidelines for avoiding ventilators improve outcomes, reduce costs of care Guidelines that reduce the use of mechanical ventilation with premature infants in favor of a gentler form of respiratory support can profoundly affect those children's outcomes while reducing the cost of care, according to a team of researchers at Children's Hospital Boston. The team, led by Bernadette Levesque, MD, of the Division of Newborn Medicine at Children's Hospital Boston and the...

2011-05-16 20:52:17

A miniature, easy-to-carry ventilation system with a simple nasal mask may help patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) become more active, according to research conducted at medical centers in California and Utah. The compact design offers an attractive alternative to currently available larger, less comfortableventilators and masks. The results of the study will be presented at the ATS 2011 International Conference in Denver. "The results from this study suggest that...

2011-04-11 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ResMed Corp. (NYSE: RMD) today released its new S9 VPAP(TM) series of bilevel devices. Based on ResMed's latest design and technology platform, the new bilevels include a range of sophisticated comfort technologies to promote long-term compliance. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100203/RESMEDLOGO) "We are proud to announce the launch of the bilevel range of products on the S9(TM) platform, our latest and most innovative flow...

2011-03-09 00:00:27

Medical Support Products Inc has launched a new ecommerce website to help customers quickly find and order respiratory equipment and supplies. Mountville, PA (PRWEB) March 8, 2011 Medical Support Products Inc has launched a new ecommerce website to help customers quickly find and order the respiratory equipment and supplies that they need. Medical Support Products offers a full line of products for respiratory care including: Medical Air Compressors, Airway Supplies and Monitors, BiPAP...

2011-03-08 09:00:00

SAN DIEGO, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CareFusion (NYSE: CFN), a leading, global medical device company, today introduced a portable ventilator for adults and children who require mechanical ventilation at home. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110308/LA60768) The CareFusion LTV® 1100 ventilator is designed to significantly enhance the mobility of patients with spinal injuries or neuro-muscular diseases who require continuous ventilation to breathe. The...

2011-03-07 06:00:00

SAN RAMON, Calif., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Breathe Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of innovative technology solutions for people with respiratory conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), announced today that it has received FDA clearance for use of the Breathe Technologies BT-V2S ventilator in the home setting. The one-pound portable device provides ventilation assistance to aid select adult patients who suffer from respiratory insufficiency. "This...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
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