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CareFusion unveils EnVe ventilator

CareFusion, a global medical device company, has unveiled EnVe ventilator, a critical care ventilator that weighs 9.5 pounds, about 70-80 pounds lighter than other ventilators with similar functions.

The EnVe ventilator has the capability to manage non-invasive or mask-ventilated patients to the most critically ill intubated patients in the intensive care unit (ICU).

CareFusion said the EnVe system’s miniaturization and compact design allows patients to be easily transported throughout the hospital and other environments outside the hospital.

In addition, the ventilator’s small size allows for it to be stored in a cabinet rather than on a typical ventilator stand, freeing up valuable space in some of the most crowded areas of a hospital.

CareFusion chairman and CEO David Schlotterbeck said the EnVe ventilator is representative of the type of product innovations that CareFusion is introducing to provide measurable improvements in patient care and address some of the most urgent needs in health care globally.

"Unlike previous generations of ventilators, the EnVe ventilator is also lightweight and portable, making it effective throughout the hospital and for patient transport by helicopter or ambulance outside the hospital," Schlotterbeck said.