Nonin(R) Medical, Inc. Launches Capnography Technology to US and Canadian Markets

    MINNEAPOLIS, June 29 /CNW/ -- Nonin Medical, Inc. announced today US Food
and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of the LifeSense(R) capnograph/pulse
oximeter. LifeSense combines capnography and pulse oximetry into one
easy-to-use device. The portable device is expected to be an industry leader
for Nonin, who has over 20 years of medical device success with innovations
such as the Onyx(R) fingertip and the Avant(R) 4000 Bluetooth(R) pulse
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    Key features of LifeSense are its WIDESCREEN(TM) LCD display, portability
and light weight. Nonin has made it easy for everyone to use the device even
though capnography is a more complex technology. Like Nonin oximeters, the
LifeSense capnograph comes equipped with Nonin's proprietary PureSAT(R)
technology. PureSAT enables accurate readings and rapid response time.
    The LifeSense is intended for use in settings such as acute care,
emergency medical services, intensive care units and during procedural
sedation. Nonin also offers this capnography (EtCO2) technology to OEM
(original equipment manufacturers) with the MaCO2 board. Capnography is
recommended and listed in the recent JCAHO standards and guidelines as well as
those of ACEP, AARC, AHA, ASA, AAP, and AAAPSF.
    Last fall Nonin acquired the Swedish capnography technology company
MedAir(TM). "The two companies share a commitment to innovative products that
offer flexibility, comfort and effectiveness for quality patient care in a
range of medical settings," said Sigvard Weisbjerg, Managing Director, MedAir.
MedAir's LifeSense capnography technology is a perfect compliment to Nonin's
existing lines of branded and OEM business.
    Today's medical community knows MedAir for its accurate and
easy-to-operate capnography and pulse oximetry monitors. The LifeSense
multi-parameter monitor, introduced in 2001, brought WIDESCREEN technology to
hospitals across Europe and Southeast Asia. WIDESCREEN gives users one screen
on which to adjust settings and view data. This unique feature makes LifeSense
easy to use.
    About Nonin Medical Inc. --
    Minneapolis-based Nonin(R) Medical, Inc. a privately owned company
specializing in the design and manufacture of physiological monitoring
solutions, distributes its branded and OEM products to health and medical
professionals in more than 125 countries. Since 1986, Nonin has developed a
broad product line of pulse oximeters, capnographs, sensors, accessories and
software for use by medical professionals. Its industry-leading capabilities
in signal processing, sensor design and an innovative combination of features
not available in competitive products are the foundation of its leadership in
    About MedAir --
    MedAir(TM) is a global innovator of WIDESCREEN capnography and pulse
oximetry technology.  MedAir AB, became a Nonin Medical, Inc Company in 2006
and is located in Delsbo, Sweden.

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