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Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. Introduces The Oxygen Saturation Monitor PULSOX-300 And PULSOX-300i

7/31/2006 11:09:53 AM

RAMSEY, N.J., July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. (KMSA) introduces the Oxygen Saturation Monitor PULSOX-300 and PULSOX- 300i, compact, lightweight wristwatch-style pulse oximeters that can non- invasively measure the amount of oxygen in arterial blood (SpO2 -- arterial blood oxygen saturation level) and pulse rate continuously, making it ideal for home therapy. The PULSOX-300i has a memory function with the capacity to store up to a maximum of 300 hours of SpO2 and pulse rate data.

Pulse oximeters measure the amount of oxygen in arterial blood (SpO2) as well as the pulse rate by projecting light through a fingertip, eliminating the need to extract blood for such measurements. They are widely used in operating rooms or intensive-care units of hospitals and for ward or outpatient care for internal medicine, respiratory medicine, and circulatory medicine.

"The PULSOX-300 and 300i are wristwatch-style pulse oximeters that continuously monitor blood oxygen saturation levels as the patient goes about his or her daily routine wearing the product, instead of only measurements taken by the doctor in a patient interview," said Takaaki Saito, PULSOX product manager, KMSA. Operation is extremely simple: Attach the PULSOX-300 or 300i to the wrist, attach a probe to a fingertip, and press the power button.

The PULSOX-300i memory function enables data to be recorded during sleep by simply attaching the unit and probe before going to bed and pressing the power button, so it is ideal for screening (diagnosis of susceptibility) for sleep apnea syndrome. Further, it is also designed for long-term continuous measurement, with a single AAA-size battery providing approximately 30 hours of measurements.

Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. (KMSA)

A wholly-owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Holdings USA, Inc., Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. is a top-tier company in the measurement of light and color and precise representation of shapes and dimensions. Products include colorimeters, spectrophotometers, spectroradiometers, 3D digitizers, display products and more. The thousands of companies that use KMSA instruments range from food, plastics, paints and coatings, automotive, to cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. 3D digitizers are used in medical, surgical and dental applications as well as in industrial design, game software development, animation, virtual reality, architectural and fashion applications, to name just a few.

Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc.

CONTACT: Maxtec Inc., +1-801-266-5300; John McCasland, of Konica MinoltaSensing Americas, Inc., +1-201-785-2436

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