Oridion Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Capnostream(TM)20 Monitor With Integrated Pulmonary Index(TM)



    JERUSALEM and NEEDHAM, Massachusetts, Feb. 23 /CNW/ - Oridion Systems
Ltd. (SIX Swiss Exchange: ORIDN). Oridion Systems Ltd. has received an FDA
510(k) clearance for its Capnostream(TM)20 Monitor with Integrated Pulmonary
Index(TM).
    The Integrated Pulmonary Index(TM), the latest Oridion Smart
Capnography(TM) initiative, utilizes sophisticated algorithms to integrate the
real time measures and interactions of four complex parameters - end tidal CO2
(EtCO2), respiration rate, pulse rate and SpO2 (oxygen saturation) into a
single index value. The result is displayed on a scale from 1-10, where 10
indicates optimal pulmonary status.
    By using the Integrated Pulmonary Index(TM), clinicians can quickly and
easily assess a patient's ventilation status and monitor a patient's changing
condition, thus facilitating more timely interventions to reduce patient risk
and improve outcomes.
    The Integrated Pulmonary Index(TM) has been clinically validated as
evidenced by medical research studies conducted and presented at major
conferences in 2008 and 2009. At the recent annual meeting of the Society for
Technology in Anesthesia (STA) in San Antonio, Texas, research findings were
presented by Dr. David Gozal, MD from Hadassah University Hospital and Prof.
Ya'acov Gozal, MD from Shaare Zedek Medical Center, both in Jerusalem, on the
validity and application of the Integrated Pulmonary Index(TM) in the
pediatric population. The study concluded the Integrated Pulmonary Index(TM)
would be "particularly useful for non-expert personnel monitoring patients
undergoing procedures requiring sedation or recovering from them". Based on a
further study on its reliability in the post-operative setting, Prof. Ya'acov
Gozal stated that since the Integrated Pulmonary Index(TM) is displayed as a
single value, "it may simplify the monitoring of patients in a busy PACU."
    In addition, a study presented at the American Society of
Anesthesiologists (ASA) in Orlando, Florida in October, 2008, demonstrated how
the Integrated Pulmonary Index(TM) provides an accurate, uncomplicated and
inclusive assessment of a patient's ventilatory status.
    "We are encouraged and delighted by this FDA clearance," said Gerry
Feldman, President of Oridion. "Oridion has worked hard to develop safer and
easier patient safety technologies. The Integrated Pulmonary Index(TM) will
make sophisticated determinations of pulmonary adequacy far more efficient for
the diagnosing clinician. More importantly, it will enable the general floor
nurse to confidently decide when to call for help. Our mission is to take risk
and cost out of medicine and the Integrated Pulmonary Index(TM) is an
important success on that journey."
    Oridion is the global leader of capnography monitoring solutions and its
Microstream(R) capnography technology is the standard of care in ventilation
monitoring.

    About Oridion

    Oridion Systems Ltd. (www.oridion.comwww.oridion.com) is a global medical
device company specializing in patient safety monitoring. The Company operates
through wholly owned subsidiaries in the United States, Europe, and Israel.
    Oridion develops proprietary medical devices and patient interfaces,
based on its patented Microstream(R) technologies, for the enhancement of
patient safety through the monitoring of the carbon dioxide (CO2) in a
patient's breath. These products provide effective, proven airway management
and are used in various clinical environments, including procedural sedation,
pain management, operating rooms, critical care units, post-anesthesia care
units, emergency medical services, transport, alternate care and other
settings where patients' ventilation may be compromised and at risk.

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statements, including, among others, our ability to maintain profits, the
market demands for our Capnography products, our ability to focus our team on
the Capnography business, changes in general economic and business conditions,
inability to maintain market acceptance to the Company's products, inability
to timely develop and introduce new technologies, products and applications,
rapid changes in the market for the Company's products, loss of market share
and pressure on prices resulting from competition, introduction of competing
products by other companies, inability to manage growth and expansion, loss of
key OEM partners, inability to attract and retain qualified personnel,
inability to protect the Company's proprietary technology.
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For further information: For further Oridion information please contact
Alan Adler, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Walter Tabachnik, Chief
Financial Officer; Elena Gerberg, Investor Relations, e-mail:
investor@oridion.com, website: http://www.oridion.com, phone: +972-2-589-9159,
address: Oridion Systems Ltd., P.O. Box 45025, 91450 Jerusalem, Israel

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