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Philips Brings New Anesthesia Product And Patient Monitors To Market

ANDOVER, Mass., Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Expanding its scope of solutions for anesthesiologists, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG AEX: PHIA) today launched three new products: IntelliSave AX700 anesthesia machine and, IntelliVue MX400 and MX450 patient monitors. Delivering ease of use, durability and leading-edge innovation, the products were announced at the annual American Society of Anesthesiologists meeting in San Francisco, CA.
The Philips anesthesia product, IntelliSave AX700, which recently received 510(k) clearance, is designed as the centerpiece of the complete anesthesia workstation.

"Patient care today demands quick, reliable and easy to use information at the clinicians' fingertips. Our new technologies include ease of use features, and more importantly, provide doctors with the right information at the right time to make those tough calls," said Mike  Mancuso, CEO, Patient Care and Clinical Informatics at Philips Healthcare. "Our goal at Philips is to bring to market innovative technologies that improve patient outcomes and meet the needs of clinicians all around the world. These new solutions do just that and more."

Meeting the needs of anesthesiologistsThe Philips anesthesia product, IntelliSave AX700, which recently received 510(k) clearance, is designed to meet the specific demands of anesthesiologists. As the centerpiece of the complete anesthesia workstation solutions from Philips, this product includes support for low-flow and minimal-flow anesthesia, as well as extensive ventilation capabilities, all packed in a slim and ergonomic, modern design.

Additional capabilities – such as advanced ventilation modes like Pressure Regulated Volume Target, or special support for neonatal or heart-lung machine (HLM) scenarios – are also available. The product also offers the option of a built-in Multigas Module to monitor the levels of different gases. The platforms are adjustable to an anesthesiologist's personal needs, and make use of a breathing system which is compact in size, allowing for easy assembly, disassembly and cleaning. The products include built-in features to support patient safety.

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