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Nonin Medical Introduces Next-Generation Regional Cerebral Oximeter

Nonin EQUANOX Cerebral Oxymeter
Dusseldorf, Germany – Nov. 2009 – Nonin Medical, Inc., a leading innovator of noninvasive physiological monitoring solutions, introduces its Model 7600 Regional Oximetry System at MEDICA 2009, Dusseldorf. Designed for instantaneous signal acquisition, improved accuracy and consistency during cerebral monitoring, the Model 7600 offers real-time management of cerebral oxygenation for patients at risk of ischemia.

The Model 7600 integrates Nonin’s EQUANOX™ near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) regional oximetry technology to measure the balance of oxygenated and deoxygenated hemoglobin (HbO2 and Hb) in the cerebral cortex. The Model 7600’s innovative sensor design effectively removes surface tissue effects that can influence measurement accuracy — while three-wavelength technology reduces the sensitivity to patient physiological differences. These advancements improve accuracy, repeatability and efficiency by eliminating possible measurement variations resulting from repositioning or replacing the sensor.

EQUANOX’s accuracy proved superior to conventional NIRS cerebral oximetry in validation testing at Duke University, Chapel Hill, NC, with an ARMS of 2.7 (trending data) relative to jugular bulb measurements (SjvO2). “The Nonin regional oximeter with EQUANOX technology and cerebral sensor provides an accurate measure of trends in cerebral oxygen saturation,” said Dr. David MacLeod, F.R.C.A., Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center.

With over 20 years of signal processing and NIRS sensor design expertise, Nonin’s innovative technologies enable clinicians to accurately monitor a patient’s true condition in the most challenging clinical situations. The progression into regional oximetry is a natural step for Nonin and expands the reach of their proven monitoring solutions in an effort to provide clinicians with a more effective tool for identifying and preventing cerebral oxygen desaturation complications before they occur. For more information, go to www.noninequanox.com.

About Nonin Medical Inc. - www.nonin.com
Minneapolis-based Nonin Medical, Inc. is a privately owned company specializing in the design and manufacturing of noninvasive physiological monitoring solutions. Nonin distributes its products to health professionals in more than 125 countries and has over 100 OEM partners worldwide. Nonin's industry-leading capabilities in signal processing and sensor design are the foundation of its leadership in innovation.

See the innovative cerebral oxymeter EQUANOX™ at our MEDICA booth – we are looking forward to your visit in Hall 9, booth 9C39 or Hall 11, booth 11D42.

Contact: Don Giroux, Nonin Medical Inc.
Email: donx@nonin.com