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Masimo Receives 2009 Silver Medical Design Excellence Award For Masimo Rad-87 Pulse CO-Oximeter

Masimo has received the 2009 Silver Medical Design Excellence Award in the general hospital devices and therapeutic products category for the Masimo Rad-87 Pulse CO-Oximeter. The award recognizes Rad-87's excellence in medical technology engineering and design as an intuitive bedside patient monitor that helps improve clinical efficiency and keep patients safe when a clinician can't be at the bedside.

The Masimo Rad-87 features the breakthrough noninvasive blood constituent monitoring capabilities of Masimo Rainbow SET Pulse CO-Oximetry for continuous monitoring of hemoglobin, carbon monoxide, methemoglobin, PVI (fluid responsiveness), perfusion index, and measure through motion pulse oximetry with upgradability to acoustic respiration rate monitoring. Its built-in 802.11a/b/g radio allows wireless communication with the Masimo Patient SafetyNet remote monitoring and clinician notification system to provide patients with an enhanced level of safety on general care floors. Designed for ease-of-use, the Rad-87 allows the features clinicians need most often to be accessed with a single touch. And, as the first Masimo Rainbow SET device with a bright white LED-based display, its high contrast visual display allows measurements to be clearly seen from across the room, while an innovative new device profile feature lets clinical settings be customized and color-coded for a particular care area.

Masimo Founder and CEO, Joe E. Kiani, stated, It is an honor to receive our third Medical Design Excellence Award for product design and engineering innovations that improve healthcare delivery and advance medical practices. We received the Gold Medical Design Excellence Award in 2006 for the Masimo Rad-57 Pulse CO-Oximeter and in 2001 for the Masimo Radical Signal Extraction pulse oximeter.