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Masimo Announces Development of Delta cHb, HHb, and O2Hb Indices for O3®

September 9, 2019 GMT
Masimo Announces Development of Delta cHb, HHb, and O2Hb Indices for O3®
Masimo Announces Development of Delta cHb, HHb, and O2Hb Indices for O3®

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 9, 2019--

Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today three additional indices (delta cHb, delta HHb, and delta O 2 Hb) for O3 ® Regional Oximetry. These indices provide clinicians with additional visibility into changes in the underlying oxyhemoglobin and deoxyhemoglobin components used to calculate cerebral oxygen saturation, rSO 2. With these additions, clinicians will now be able to view the relative contribution of each component to a patient’s overall rSO 2. O3, available on the Masimo Root ® Patient Monitoring and Connectivity Platform, is FDA cleared for the monitoring of cerebral oxygenation and may be helpful in situations in which peripheral pulse oximetry alone may not be fully indicative of the oxygenation of the brain.


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O3 uses near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) to monitor and display continuous rSO 2 values for each side of the brain. As the degree of oxygenation in cerebral tissue changes, the wavelengths of light absorbed by that tissue and those returned to the O3 sensors also change, forming the basis for the measurement of regional (cerebral) oxygen saturation, rSO 2. Until now, rSO 2 has been displayed as a single, continuous value for each side of the brain. With these three new indices, O3 can now display information about the changes in the underlying components used to calculate rSO 2 values. Delta O 2 Hb provides an index representing changes in the oxyhemoglobin component of the rSO 2 calculation. Delta HHb provides an index representing changes in the deoxyhemoglobin component of the rSO 2 calculation. Finally, delta cHb provides an index representing the sum of delta O 2 Hb and delta HHb.

O3 is available as a Masimo Open Connect ® (MOC-9 ® ) module for Root, a powerful, expandable hub that integrates an array of technologies, devices, and systems to provide multimodal monitoring and connectivity solutions. Root’s plug-and-play expansion capabilities allow clinicians to simultaneously monitor with O3 and other measurements, such as SedLine ® brain function monitoring – for a more complete picture of the brain – and SET ® Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion™ pulse oximetry, for expanded visibility of oxygenation status. O3 is available for all patient populations, with sensors in three sizes, for adult (≥40 kg), pediatric (≥5 kg and <40 kg), and infant and neonatal (<10 kg) patients.


Joe Kiani, Founder and CEO of Masimo, said, “We are proud to announce these three O3 indices, which we developed in response to requests from clinicians. Now, for the first time, clinicians can monitor not just overall cerebral oxygen saturation but also have access to additional data on the changes in the underlying oxyhemoglobin and deoxyhemoglobin components that make up rSO 2 values – data that we hope can help provide additional insight into patient status.”

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About Masimo

Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) is a global medical technology company that develops and produces a wide array of industry-leading monitoring technologies, including innovative measurements, sensors, patient monitors, and automation and connectivity solutions. Our mission is to improve patient outcomes and reduce the cost of care. Masimo SET ® Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion™ pulse oximetry, introduced in 1995, has been shown in over 100 independent and objective studies to outperform other pulse oximetry technologies. 1 Masimo SET ® has also been shown to help clinicians reduce severe retinopathy of prematurity in neonates, 2 improve CCHD screening in newborns, 3 and, when used for continuous monitoring with Masimo Patient SafetyNet™ in post-surgical wards, reduce rapid response team activations, ICU transfers, and costs. 4-6 Masimo SET ® is estimated to be used on more than 100 million patients in leading hospitals and other healthcare settings around the world, 7 and is the primary pulse oximetry at 9 of the top 10 hospitals listed in the 2019-20 U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals Honor Roll. 8 Masimo continues to refine SET ® and in 2018, announced that SpO 2 accuracy on RD SET™ sensors during conditions of motion has been significantly improved, providing clinicians with even greater confidence that the SpO 2 values they rely on accurately reflect a patient’s physiological status. 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 ® ), RPVi™ (rainbow ® PVi), and Oxygen Reserve Index (ORi™). In 2013, Masimo introduced the Root ® Patient Monitoring and Connectivity Platform, built from the ground up to be as flexible and expandable as possible to facilitate the addition of other Masimo and third-party monitoring technologies; key Masimo additions include Next Generation SedLine ® Brain Function Monitoring, O3 ® Regional Oximetry, and ISA™ Capnography with NomoLine ® sampling lines. Masimo’s family of continuous and spot-check monitoring Pulse CO-Oximeters ® includes devices designed for use in a variety of clinical and non-clinical scenarios, including tetherless, wearable technology, such as Radius-7 ® and Radius™ PPG, portable devices like Rad-67™, fingertip pulse oximeters like MightySat ® Rx, and devices available for use both in the hospital and at home, such as Rad-97™. Masimo hospital automation and connectivity solutions are centered around the Iris ® platform, and include Iris Gateway™, Patient SafetyNet, Replica™, Halo ION™, UniView™, and Doctella™. Additional information about Masimo and its products may be found at www.masimo.com. Published clinical studies on Masimo products can be found at www.masimo.com/evidence/featured-studies/feature/.

ORi and RPVi have not received FDA 510(k) clearance and are not available for sale in the United States. The use of the trademark Patient SafetyNet is under license from University HealthSystem Consortium.


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 O3 ®. 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 O3, 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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