Product News

The IntelliCuff pressure controller continuously measures and automatically maintains the cuff pressure during mechanical ventilation using a cuffed endotracheal tube or tracheostomy.
The US Food and Drug Administration has denied the expanded use of Kalydeco in cystic fibrosis patients ages 2 or older who have one of 23 residual function mutations.
European regulators have given approval to AstraZeneca for its lung cancer drug Tagrisso, according to Fortune.
Boehringer Ingelheim has announced that Spiriva Respimat is now available by prescription in US pharmacies for the treatment of asthma.
patient monitoring
A new study suggests that patients in the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) with a high risk for respiratory adverse events should be monitored for both etCO2 and pulse oximetry using the Integrated Pulmonary Index (IPI).
Abbott Laboratories has agreed to acquire diagnostic-test company Alere Inc for $5.8 billion, according to multiple news reports.
Genentech has received the rights to AMG 282, an antibody that scrambles the connection between two biomarkers pegged for their role in a variety of lung ailments.
cough syrup recall
Master Herbs, Inc, has issued a nationwide recall of Licorice Coughing Liquid because it discovered that it contained morphine, which was not indicated on the label.
The product allows large oxygen cylinders to be secured upright and fits the following cylinder sizes: M60, M90, MM, H, and T.
Monaghan Medical has released a new manometer adapter for its Aerobika Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure (OPEP) device to help RTs administer airway clearance therapy.
smartphone app
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has officially launched AASM SleepTM, a new telemedicine platform to increase patient access to board-certified sleep doctors and sleep centers.
A rapid diagnostic breath test for pneumonia and tuberculosis uses stable isotope-related composites and free radical biology for a better diagnosis.
USC and UCLA are collaborating on a smartphone app and cloud services platform that will predict the probability of a child’s future asthma attack and provide personalized risk management advice.
The FDA has issued a draft guidance that outlines important steps for medical device manufacturers to monitor, identify, and address post-market cybersecurity risks.
AlerSense has created a smart airborne allergy and asthma early warning system that alerts consumers when particles and toxins build.
smartphone app
AiCure has raised $12.25 million for its novel medication adherence platform that uses smartphones to monitor a patient's usage.
True Wearables has announced a new product, Oxxiom, which the company says is the first wireless, fully disposable, single-use pulse oximeter.
Padmate displayed eBreathe, a respiratory training device designed for consumers, at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show.
ResMed has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Inova Labs Inc and its line of oxygen therapy delivery products, according to a company announcement.
Maquet Medical Systems USA has launched two new intensive care ventilators, the Servo-U, and a dedicated neonatal intensive care solution, the Servo-n.