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FDA on oxygen concentrators: Don't try them at home without scripts

November 4, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned consumers not to use oxygen concentrators in their homes unless prescribed by a health care provider in a consumer update posted to its website on Oct. 30 as the number of cases of COVID-19 spikes across the country. The agency says giving yourself oxygen without talking to a doctor first may do more harm than good. “You may end up taking too much or too little oxygen,” it says. “Deciding to use an oxygen concentrator without...

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Invacare sets plan for growth

September 29, 2020HME News Staff

CLEVELAND - Invacare expects to add 45 new positions at its manufacturing site in Elyria as part of its launch of a new oxygen concentrator. The company plans to build a 10,000-square-foot clean room within its Taylor Street facility to enhance its manufacturing capabilities to produce its new Platinum NXG stationary oxygen concentrator to meet the rising demand for respiratory equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Celebrating our 40th anniversary this year, Invacare has had a long and successful...

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CAIRE adds remote monitoring capabilities

October 4, 2017HME News Staff

ATLANTA - CAIRE has entered a strategic relationship with SynsorMed, a mobile telehealth and remote patient monitoring company, to help its HME providers better monitor patient conditions. The multi-year agreement combines SynsorMed's technology with CAIRE's portable and stationary oxygen therapy devices. Available on Android and iOS platforms, SynsorMed's technology integrates with FDA-approved devices to provide analysis on a patient's oxygen concentrators, wherever they are. “In the first...

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Caire signs on new service center

September 27, 2017HME News Staff

BALL GROUND, Ga. - Caire, the manufacturer of the AirSep, Caire and SeQual brands of wearable, portable and stationary oxygen concentrators, has appointed Altra Service Professionals as the authorized service center for its customers in New Jersey and New England. Altra Service Professionals will perform both warranty and non-warranty service for Caire products from its facility in Berlin, Conn. “Altra has been performing non-warranty repairs of our products for many years and were a natural...

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Caire opens service center

August 2, 2016HME News Staff

BALL GROUND, Ga. - Caire, a Chart Industries Company, has opened a new service center in Corpus Christi, Texas. The 5,000-square-foot center, which will operate through a partnership with ReOx Medical Services, a well-known resource for respiratory equipment repair, will employ 10. “This new Caire-Authorized Service Center answers a critical need for our providers in Texas,” said Lanier Hogan, Caire technical service manager. “By partnering with ReOx, we ensure a smooth and quality...

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3B Medical enters oxygen market

March 8, 2016HME News Staff

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - 3B Medical has entered the home oxygen therapy market with the launch of its 5-liter stationary oxygen concentrator, the Cirrus 5. The manufacturer has, up to this point, been focused on the sleep therapy market. 3B Medical says the Cirrus 5 has features like a cooling system to protect the sieve beds and a monitor to measure oxygen purity. “Once you remove the back panel and explore the internal design, it is easy to see that it was designed for performance and low maintenance,...

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Study details important attributes in concentrators

May 12, 2015HME News Staff

SOMERSET, Pa. - Failure rate is the most important attribute for homecare providers in a 5-liter oxygen concentrator, according to a recent market research study conducted by DeVilbiss Healthcare. Failure rate (36.09%) is followed by price (25.53%), warranty (19.43%), energy savings (11.05%) and maintenance tools (7.9%). “It is clear from our research that more and more providers see the value of a product that is built to last beyond just the acquisition price,” stated Wally Haddick,...

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DeVilbiss moves oxygen concentrator production to the US

January 8, 2014HME News Staff

SOMERSET, Pa. - In the latest step in its effort to move production from China to the U.S., DeVilbiss is now manufacturing its redesigned 5 Liter Oxygen Concentrator at its Somerset, Pa. headquarters, the company announced Jan. 6. The new two-piece cabinet design is quieter, easier to assemble and disassemble, and has more efficient cooling, according to a release. “We are proud to offer an improved concentrator that is built to last and easy to maintain,” said Jim Clement, director of...

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Catching up with Drive Medical

August 29, 2010Mike Moran

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. - For a company that's been quick to develop a DME product line that includes 2,500 items, Drive Medical has taken its sweet time rolling out an oxygen concentrator, but that was by design, said CEO Harvey Diamond. Drive formed in 2000 but only introduced a concentrator earlier this year. The company could have done so sooner, but "we kept testing and testing and getting feedback from therapists as well as providers, kept tweaking so that when we finally came out with one,...

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