Nonin Medical has launched new Equanox Advance Model 8004CB cerebral/somatic sensor in the US.

The Equanox 8004CB cerebral/somatic sensor is designed for use with the company’s Equanox Advance Model 7600 Oximetry system in cerebral or somatic positions on patients weighing less than 40 kg.

Nonin Medical global sales vice president Kevin McGowan said the company’s 8004CB sensor is designed specifically for pediatric patients.

"The sensor features adhesive and non-adhesive versions for delicate skin, a small footprint for space-saving placement, short light-path spacing for pediatric-appropriate tissue-depth readings, and Nonin’s Dynamic Compensation algorithm for calculating accurate, patient-specific values," McGowan added.

"And because the 8004CB provides a single-sensor solution for all patients less than 40 kg, it simplifies protocols and inventory requirements, saving time and money."

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center anesthesiologist-in-chief Dean Kurth said, "Nonin’s EQUANOX Advance 8004CB sensor represents a major step forward in pediatric patient monitoring because it provides absolute, real-time accuracy of cerebral oxygenation status without requiring the physician to input patient demographics or stock and choose from multiple sensors."