Leading Nephrology Care Center in India Adopts Masimo Technologies Across Continuum of Care

BANGALORE, India-Wednesday, February 28th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today that NU Hospitals, a leading nephrology care center in India, has standardized on Masimo technologies across the continuum of care. NU Hospitals have entered into a strategic partnership with Masimo to adopt technologies in their operating rooms (ORs), intensive care units (ICUs), dialysis beds, and general wards at both of their facilities in Bangalore.

“We have been evaluating various technologies that could help our clinicians improve patient safety and at the same time help reduce the cost of care. Masimo, with its innovative range of solutions – including remote monitoring systems, depth of sedation monitoring, and noninvasive monitoring of hemoglobin and fluid responsiveness – will help us accomplish these twin objectives,” said Dr. Prasanna Venkatesh, Pediatric Urologist & Managing Director, NU Hospitals.

NU Hospitals’ ORs will be equipped with Masimo Root® Patient Monitoring and Connectivity Hubs and Radical-7® Pulse CO-Oximeters®. The monitors will include noninvasive, continuous hemoglobin monitoring (SpHb®), a Masimo rainbow® parameter, and, via Masimo Open Connect® (MOC-9®) technology, SedLine®brain function monitoring.

In critical care areas and general wards, patients at NU Hospitals will now also be continuously monitored using a variety of bedside devices such as Root with Noninvasive Blood Pressure and Temperature and Rad-97™ Pulse CO-Oximeters. Measurements will include SpHb, SET® Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion™ pulse oximetry, vital signs such as blood pressure and temperature, and, for dialysis patients, pleth variability index (PVi®) monitoring to assist in optimizing fluid management.

The bedside devices will be connected to Masimo Patient SafetyNet™*, a supplemental remote monitoring and clinician notification system which allows patient monitoring data to be accessed from a central viewing station. When changes occur in measured values that may indicate deterioration in a patient’s condition, Patient SafetyNet automatically sends wireless alerts directly to clinicians, wherever they may be, allowing clinicians to respond quickly to patients in potential distress. In addition, Patient SafetyNet will automate the transfer of patient data, including vital signs, early warning scores (EWS), and other physiological parameters, directly to NU Hospitals’ electronic medical record (EMR) system.

Dr. Venkatesh Krishnamoorthy, Chairman and Sr. Consultant Urologist, NU Hospitals, commented, “We believe that every hospital patient should be continuously monitored. The automatic integration of data into our EMR and reduction in the manual recording of patient vitals will help us reduce transcription errors, build efficiency, and improve workflow.”

“We are excited to work with NU Hospitals and help them take better care of their patients with our advanced monitoring technologies,” said Jon Coleman, President of Worldwide Sales, Professional Services, and Medical Affairs, Masimo. “We applaud NU Hospitals for advancing the standard of care in their region.”

Bharat Monteiro, Country Manager for Masimo in India, added, “We are hopeful that more hospitals in India will adopt such advanced technologies across the continuum of care to help improve patient safety and reduce the cost of care.”

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*The use of the trademark Patient SafetyNet is under license from University HealthSystem Consortium.

About Masimo

Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) is a global leader in innovative noninvasive monitoring technologies. Our mission is to improve patient outcomes and reduce the cost of care. In 1995, the company debuted Masimo SET® Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion™ pulse oximetry, which has been shown in multiple studies to significantly reduce false alarms and accurately monitor for true alarms. Masimo SET® has also been shown to help clinicians reduce severe retinopathy of prematurity in neonates,1 improve CCHD screening in newborns,2 and, when used for continuous monitoring with Masimo Patient SafetyNet™* in post-surgical wards, reduce rapid response activations and costs.3,4,5 Masimo SET® is estimated to be used on more than 100 million patients in leading hospitals and other healthcare settings around the world,6 and is the primary pulse oximetry at 17 of the top 20 hospitals listed in the 2017-18 U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals Honor Roll.7 In 2005, Masimo introduced rainbow® Pulse CO-Oximetry technology, allowing noninvasive and continuous monitoring of blood constituents that previously could only be measured invasively, including total hemoglobin (SpHb®), oxygen content (SpOC™), carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO®), methemoglobin (SpMet®), Pleth Variability Index (PVi®), and more recently, Oxygen Reserve Index (ORi™), in addition to SpO2, pulse rate, and perfusion index (Pi). In 2014, Masimo introduced Root®, an intuitive patient monitoring and connectivity platform with the Masimo Open Connect® (MOC-9®) interface, enabling other companies to augment Root with new features and measurement capabilities. Masimo is also taking an active leadership role in mHealth with products such as the Radius-7™ wearable patient monitor, iSpO2® pulse oximeter for smartphones, and the MightySat™ fingertip pulse oximeter. Additional information about Masimo and its products may be found at www.masimo.com. Published clinical studies on Masimo products can be found at http://www.masimo.com/cpub/clinical-evidence.htm.

ORi has not received FDA 510(k) clearance and is not available for sale in the United States.

*The use of the trademark Patient SafetyNet is under license from University HealthSystem Consortium.


1. Castillo A et al. Prevention of Retinopathy of Prematurity in Preterm Infants through Changes in Clinical Practice and SpO2 Technology. Acta Paediatr. 2011 Feb;100(2):188-92.

2. de-Wahl Granelli A et al. Impact of pulse oximetry screening on the detection of duct dependent congenital heart disease: a Swedish prospective screening study in 39,821 newborns. BMJ. 2009;Jan 8;338.

3. Taenzer AH et al. Impact of Pulse Oximetry Surveillance on Rescue Events and Intensive Care Unit Transfers: A Before-And-After Concurrence Study. Anesthesiology. 2010; 112(2):282-287.

4. Taenzer AH et al. Postoperative Monitoring – The Dartmouth Experience. Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Newsletter. Spring-Summer 2012.

5. McGrath SP et al. Surveillance Monitoring Management for General Care Units: Strategy, Design, and Implementation. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 2016 Jul;42(7):293-302.

6. Estimate: Masimo data on file.

7. http://health.usnews.com/health-care/best-hospitals/articles/best-hospitals-honor-roll-and-overview.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, in connection with the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, among others, statements regarding the potential effectiveness of Masimo Root®, Radical-7®, SpHb®, MOC-9®, SedLine®, Rad-97™, SET®, PVi®, and Patient SafetyNet™. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations about future events affecting us and are subject to risks and uncertainties, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control and could cause our actual results to differ materially and adversely from those expressed in our forward-looking statements as a result of various risk factors, including, but not limited to: risks related to our assumptions regarding the repeatability of clinical results; risks related to our belief that Masimo's unique noninvasive measurement technologies, including Masimo Root, Radical-7, SpHb, MOC-9, SedLine, Rad-97, SET®, PVi, and Patient SafetyNet, contribute to positive clinical outcomes and patient safety; risks related to our belief that Masimo noninvasive medical breakthroughs provide cost-effective solutions and unique advantages; as well as other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of our most recent reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), which may be obtained for free at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in our forward-looking statements are reasonable, we do not know whether our expectations will prove correct. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of today's date. We do not undertake any obligation to update, amend or clarify these statements or the "Risk Factors" contained in our most recent reports filed with the SEC, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under the applicable securities laws.

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