Oridion, introducer of Smart Capnography and Masimo have entered into a distribution agreement naming Masimo as a non-exclusive distributor for the Oridion Capnostream20 portable bedside capnography monitors throughout the US, Canada and Europe.

The distribution agreement further enhances previous year’s agreement between Masimo and Oridion which established connectivity between the Capnostream20 bedside monitors and the Masimo Patient SafetyNet remote monitoring and clinician notification system.

The enhanced partnership enables full distribution capabilities in addition to the connectivity and two-way wireless communication between Oridion Capnostream20 and Masimo’s Patient SafetyNet System in August 2009. This allows hospitals to purchase and implement the two complementary devices directly from Masimo to obtain the highest level of patient care with the industry’s advanced continuous monitoring and patient surveillance solution.

Oridion Microstream capnography combines the healthcare industry’s accurate and reliable sidestream etCO2/respiration rate measurements with Oridion Smart Capnography, which includes SARA alarm management and the Integrated Pulmonary Index (IPI). IPI integrates Capnography and Pulse Oximetry values into a single, easy to understand index simplifying assessment of patient ventilation status.

Masimo SET provides pulse oximetry technology in more than 100 independent and objective studies to provide SpO2 and pulse rate measurements and alarms. Masimo SET Pulse Oximetry and Oridion Smart Capnography provide algorithm technologies that reduce alarms, improve clinical workflow, and provide valuable decision-support tools to patient caregivers.

Joe Kiani, founder and CEO of Masimo, said: “This distribution agreement allows us to package two proven, best-in-class solutions, Oridion Capnostream 20 monitors with Masimo SET and Masimo Patient SafetyNet, for hospitals and healthcare facilities in the US, Canada, and Europe offering the flexibility and device options that today’s healthcare providers need to unite their patient monitoring solutions.”

Gerry Feldman, president of Oridion Capnography, said: “We are delighted to partner with Masimo to add the distribution of our Capnostream20 monitors in conjunction with Masimo’s Patient SafetyNet System. This powerful solution combines proven best-in-class performance and measurements for monitoring oxygenation and ventilation in an easy-to-use device for both hospital and outpatient environments, and offers the added safety associated with remote monitoring and automated clinician notification of adverse changes in a patient’s status.”