Briefs: ResMed goes high-tech

Thursday, August 25, 2011

SAN DIEGO - ResMed has acquired BiancaMed, an Ireland-based manufacturer and distributor of a non-contact device for monitoring sleep and breathing in the home and hospital markets. BiancaMed's SleepMinder detects respiration and movement with biometric software. 

DeVilbiss sponsors Smart study

SOMERSET, Pa. - DeVilbiss Healthcare announced July 5 that a clinical study it sponsored confirms the effectiveness of its SmartFlex technology, an exhalation pressure relief solution that increases patient comfort. The randomized, double-blind, crossover clinical study showed the SmartFlex "to be equally effective to standard AutoPap therapy in that respiratory events and oxygen saturation during sleep were normalized among the participants," according to the company.

Otto Bock buys TriQuality

MINNEAPOLIS - Otto Bock US HealthCare has acquired TriQuality, a Sacramento, Calif.-based manufacturer of mobility seating. TriQuality and its 28 employees are now part of Otto Bock Company Group based in Duderstadt, Germany. Otto Bock has distributed TriQuality's Nu-Tec planar seating for seven years, a partnership that led to the purchase.

Roho sponsors seating, tennis events

BELLEVILLE, Ill. - The Roho Group sponsored the first International Symposium on Seating and Posture Aug. 18 to 20 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was also the title sponsor for the US Open USTA Wheelchair Tennis Championships Aug. 30 to Sept. 4 in St. Louis.

Fastrack offers bar coding

PLAINVIEW, N.Y. - Fastrack Healthcare Systems announced July 15 a new function for its Document Manager that allows users to add bar codes to forms. The bar codes allow the user to find the form within the system and sort documents into categories.

Short takes

San Diego-based Captive Technologies has appointed the Houston-area manufacturer's representative firm Gunner Medical Sales to handle sales of its products in Southeast Texas. The account will be handled by principal Bob Gunner, an industry veteran with more than 21 years of experience...CryoVation announced July 26 that it has launched an e-commerce site,, to allow customers to order parts and equipment for cylinder filling systems online.