MediPines Launches New Gas Exchange Monitor For Comprehensive Lung Function Analysis
Source: Thailand Medical News Feb 03, 2019 4 years ago
Medipines, a company based in California’s Orange County, obtained US FDA clearance for its MediPines Gas Exchange Monitor. The device is used to measure and monitor a variety of respiratory parameters and indices of patients presenting with lung conditions.
It can help to quickly triage patients and make decision making easier by providing parameters such as PIO2, PETCO2, and Oxygen Deficit. Even the pulse rate and oxygen saturation of blood (SpO2) can be obtained by the patient simply breathing into a mouthpiece.
A comprehensive test takes only a few minutes and it is non-invasive and can be performed at the point of care. The device is portable, and so can be used in mass casualty situations affecting people’s lungs.
Here is the full list of the real-time respiratory parameters and calculated indices that the MediPines Gas Exchange Monitor can provide, according to the company:
Functional Oxygen Saturation (SpO2%) – The percentage of oxygen saturated hemoglobin relative to total hemoglobin in arterial blood
Pulse Rate (PR) – The number of times the heart beats per minute