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ResMed issues urgent field safety notice  

November 21, 2023HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO – ResMed issued an urgent field safety notice to patients on Nov. 20, detailing a potential issue with its masks with magnets interacting with some implants or medical devices.  When a magnet comes close to certain medical implants/devices (less than 6 inches), the company says there is potential for magnetic interference to change:  the function of an implant/medical device  the position of implants made of ferromagnetic material  In...

field safety notice, magnets, Masks, ResMed

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Providers on mask tools: They're 'tremendously valuable'

June 26, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - New tools aim to reduce the guesswork when it comes to helping sleep apnea patients get the right masks and maintain compliance, say CPAP providers.ResMed in May launched ResMed MaskSelector to create personalized mask recommendations based on a patient's sleep attributes and facial measurements; Philips Respironics last year launched Philips Mask Selector to leverage 3D technology to find the best mask fit.“(These tools are) tremendously valuable,” says Brad Heath,...

Compliance, CPAP, Masks, Philips, ResMed

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Ames Walker pivots manufacturing to masks

April 29, 2020HME News Staff

ASHEBORO, N.C. - Ames Walker has pivoted some knitting machines from making socks to making masks. The company says it has the capability to produce more than 1 million masks per week. “While we remain committed to our customer's compression stocking needs, we felt it was our duty to further protect our customers because they look to us as a trusted source for products,” said Ryan Zell, co-owner and president. “Our customers' health and satisfaction is our No. 1 priority,...

Compression Hosiery, Masks

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On the Editor's Desk

Deja vu

March 11, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

It certainly caught the attention of HME providers when CVS announced that CPAP masks would be among the products offered in three new HealthHub concept stores in the Houston area. In a CNBC story online, there was even a picture of the CPAP masks featured in the stores, namely the ResMed AirFit series. From what I can tell, providers have a steely resolve in the face of the announcement. Providers are still the ones providing CPAP devices and, therefore, they're the ones with established relationships...

CPAP, CVS, Masks, New entrants

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ResMed renews patent battle with F&P

September 4, 2018HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - ResMed has filed a new petition with the U.S. International Trade Commission to stop the alleged infringement of its patented technology by New Zealand-based Fisher & Paykel Healthcare. ResMed seeks an order banning the importation and sale in the U.S. of F&P's Simplus full-face mask, Eson nasal mask and Eson 2 nasal mask for allegedly infringing five ResMed patents related to mask system and cushion design. ResMed has also filed a new lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern...

F&P, Lawsuit, Masks, Patent infringement, ResMed, Sleep Therapy

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Growth was off for F&P Healthcare's masks

May 31, 2018HME News Staff

IRVINE, Calif. - Fisher & Paykel Healthcare reported operating revenue grew 10% to a record NZD 980.8 million, or 9% in constant currency terms, for fiscal year 2018. Split up, that's 13% constant currency growth in the company's hospital product group and 4% growth in its homecare product group. F&P reported that its operating profit grew 12% to NZD 269.8 million and its net profit after tax few 12% to NZD 190.2 million in FY 2018 vs. 2017. In the homecare product group, OSA mask constant currency...

Financial Results, Flow Generators, Masks, Sleep Apnea

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ResMed set to launch 'real winner'

October 28, 2016Liz Beaulieu, Editor

SAN DIEGO - ResMed expects mask and accessories growth in the Americas to rebound with the upcoming launch of its AirFit 20 series.ResMed reported flat growth in masks and accessories in the Americas for the first quarter ended Sept. 30, 2016; it reported 4% growth in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific and Japan (APAC).“We've gotten some really good early data from the controlled product launches of the F20 in Europe and in the U.S.,” said CEO Mick Farrell during...

Brightree, Earnings, Financial Results, Masks, ResMed, Sleep Therapy

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ResMed launches comprehensive platform for sleep therapy

August 12, 2014HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - ResMed announced this week the launch of Air Solutions, a connected care platform for treating sleep disordered breathing from diagnosis to treatment to compliance management to patient engagement. Two components of the solution: The AirSense 10 series of flow generators and the AirFit family of masks. The AirSense 10 CPAP and APAP devices will be available in the U.S. on Aug. 18. The AirFit masks were launched earlier this year. Other components include ApneaLink Air, a home sleep testing...

APAP, CPAP, Masks, ResMed, Sleep Therapy

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ResMed eyes improved performance in FY2015

August 1, 2014Liz Beaulieu, Editor

SAN DIEGO - ResMed capped off a tough year in the Americas last week when it reported financial results for the fourth quarter ended June 30.The company reported revenues of $214.9 million for the Americas, a 7% decrease compared to the same period last year. Sales of flow generators were $99.3 million, a 5% decrease; and sales of masks were $115.6 million, an 8% decrease.CEO Mick Farrell said there were two main reasons for the decrease. The first: a lack of bulk orders in the fourth quarter, particularly...

CPAP, Financial Results, Masks, ResMed, Sleep Therapy

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Pricing concerns cloud ResMed's solid earnings

August 6, 2013Liz Beaulieu, Editor

SAN DIEGO - Whether or not ResMed is giving steep discounts to cash-strapped HME providers was the hot topic during an Aug. 1 call to discuss the company's recent earnings.An analyst asked company officials if there was any truth to “widespread comments” from providers that they're receiving 20% price cuts from ResMed and other manufacturers to help them absorb the, on average, 47% reduction in Medicare reimbursement for sleep therapy devices and supplies as part of Round 2 of competitive...

CPAP, Earnings, Masks, Pricing, ResMed, Sleep Therapy

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