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Masimo Receives Gates Foundation Grant to Develop Combined Pneumonia-Screening Device for ...

- 11 Novembre 2016 modifié le 1 Janvier 1970

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today, in advance of World Pneumonia Day tomorrow, that it has received a grant of $4.95 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). The grant will support Masimo's efforts to develop a low-cost pulse oximeter for use in pneumonia screening in several low-resource areas outside the U.S. While still in development, the device will likely measure oxygen saturation (SpO2) and respiration rate (RR) - two key parameters that would provide additional information to clinicians when screening potential pneumonia cases in high-burden settings. The grant will also support studying the clinical use environment in such settings to ensure that the device is user friendly and fit for its purpose. ...

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