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Advanced adaptive ventilation support

HAMILTON MEDICAL AG, a leader in intensive care ventilators and closed-loop technology, and Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI), the inventor of breakthrough SET® Measure-Through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry, announced today a purchasing and licensing agreement, and associated international launch of the integration of Masimo’s blood oxygenation (SpO2) measurement technology with HAMILTON MEDICAL’s fully closed-loop mechanical ventilation systems. INTELLiVENT®-ASV is the world’s first fully closed-loop ventilation solution, automating ventilation and oxygenation in one system.
HAMILTON MEDICAL will unveil the new system integration, available in HAMILTON-S1 and HAMILTON-G5 ICU ventilators, at the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) LIVES 2012 congress in Lisbon, Portugal, October 13-17, at exhibit booth 23. 
With the integration of Masimo SET® extended measurement options, HAMILTON MEDICAL enhances its ventilation support options for the innovative HAMILTON-S1 and HAMILTON-G5 ventilators. This offers clinicians the choice of using an SpOtechnology that they are used to working with. Masimo SET® has been proven to provide accurate SpOvalues under real-world challenging conditions, including patient motion, patient transport, and low perfusion. “This performance is of great benefit to INTELLiVENT®- ASV closed-loop operation,” said Jens Hallek, VP and COO of HAMILTON MEDICAL AG in Bonaduz.
The integration of Masimo SET® with HAMILTON MEDICAL ventilators expands the options for SpO2 technologies. SpOmeasurements are used by INTELLiVENT®-ASV, and are also available separately as monitored parameters. HAMILTON MEDICAL increases the ease of use with a dedicated sensor adapter for Masimo. The adapter mounts easily on all standard rails and includes a storage position for CAPNOSTAT® COsensors. It also offers the ability to manage the SpO2 and CO2 sensor cables to avoid cable entanglements.
“Masimo and HAMILTON MEDICAL share a passionate mission for improving patient outcomes while reducing the cost of care,” said Rick Fishel, President of Masimo Worldwide OEM Business & Corporate Development. “Today’s announcement is good news for patients and clinicians. HAMILTON MEDICAL’S INTELLiVENT®-ASV should help patients recover more comfortably and more quickly with less clinician intervention.”