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Invacare names Purtill president, CEO 

November 22, 2022HME News Staff

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare's board of directors has named Geoffrey Purtill president and CEO, roles he has served on an interim basis since Aug. 28.  “The board determined that Geoff is the right steward of the company as it undergoes significant transformation and embarks on a new chapter,” said Michael Merriman, Jr., non-executive chairman of the board. “Notably, Geoff and the leadership team have already acted decisively by discontinuing respiratory products and...

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Philips pauses remediation program for vents 

November 21, 2022HME News Staff

AMSTERDAM – Philips has temporarily paused its remediation program for its Trilogy 100/200 ventilators while it investigates a limited number of complaints on remediated units.  “We anticipate a several week delay from our initial four- to six-week timeline in providing remediated devices back to our customers,” the company stated in a Nov. 7 update. “Remediating these devices in a timely manner is our top priority. In order to keep remediation progressing once our...

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ResMed opens APAC hub

November 17, 2022HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO – ResMed has more than doubled its footprint in Singapore with a new 270,000-square-foot manufacturing facility.  The new facility will serve as ResMed’s key manufacturing hub in Asia-Pacific.   “Singapore’s strategic location and support for business investment, coupled with ResMed’s world-leading devices and digital health offerings, provides the perfect opportunity to expand our manufacturing capabilities, while supporting local jobs and...

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Cardinal Health addresses complexities of hospital-at-home

November 15, 2022HME News Staff

DUBLIN, Ohio – Cardinal Health has launched Velocare, a supply chain network and last-mile fulfillment solution that the company says is capable of reaching patients in one to two hours with the critical products and services that are required for hospital-level care at home. Cardinal Health’s at-Home Solutions division is piloting Velocare with a health system customer of Medically Home. "We're excited to further expand our at-Home Solutions supply chain and logistics excellence...

Cardinal Health at-Home, hospital-at-home, Medically Home


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Primasun debuts ‘efficient, equitable solution’ 

November 14, 2022HME News Staff

LAS VEGAS – Primasun, a solution to address complex sleep disorders that was formed as a joint venture between ResMed and Verily, launched at the HLTH 2022 event on Nov. 13.  Through its preventative care model, Primasun works with employers and health care providers to identify populations at risk and connects patients to certified sleep physicians who guide them from diagnosis to treatment in a matter of weeks.  "Sleep is the foundation of physical and mental health, and at...

Primasun, ResMed, Sleep Apnea, Verily


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Invacare: ‘Respiratory products no longer meet minimum profitability target’

November 11, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

ELYRIA, Ohio – Geoffrey Purtill says the decision to discontinue respiratory products is proof that Invacare is willing to take “decisive action” to turn around the company.  Invacare announced, as part of its financial results for the third quarter, that it will discontinue respiratory products, including HomeFill and stationary and portable oxygen concentrators, in the fourth quarter.  “We are committed to taking necessary and decisive action to accelerate...

Home Respiratory Equipment, Invacare


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Invacare discontinues respiratory products 

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Invacare discontinues respiratory products 

November 8, 2022HME News Staff

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare will discontinue production of respiratory products to focus on its core business of lifestyle and seating and mobility products, the company has announced.  Invacare expects to discontinue production of respiratory products in the fourth quarter and to fulfill existing customer orders with inventory on hand.  “After carefully evaluating our strategic options, we have determined that the lifestyle and mobility & seating categories are core to improving...

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Inogen: ‘We’re continuing to see healthy orders’

November 4, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

GOLETA, Cailf. – Two major factors contributed to Inogen’s 13.2% increase in revenue in the third quarter: The company remediated “the significant portion of its backlog,” and it made “excellent progress” with its prescriber strategy, says President and CEO Nabil Shabshab.    Shabshab declined to detail the size of the backlog of orders in its domestic business-to-business channel, but Inogen recorded $42.5 million in sales for the channel in the third...

Inogen, Nabil Shabshab, Portable Oxygen Concentrators


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Inogen reports double-digit increase in Q3

November 2, 2022HME News Staff

GOLETA, Calif. – Inogen has reported total revenue of $105.4 million for the third quarter of 2022, a 13.2% increase compared to the same period last year.  Revenue increased primarily due to higher domestic business-to-business sales, as well as continued strength in the rental channel, partially offset by lower international business-to-business and direct-to-consumer sales  “I am pleased with the progress the team has made on our transformational journey,” said...

Inogen, Nabil Shabshab, Portable Oxygen Concentrators


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Belluscura amps up visibility

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Belluscura amps up visibility

November 1, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

LONDON and PLANO, Texas – Belluscura is doubling down on the POC market with a new device that’s now shipping in the U.S. and a number of deals to distribute it and a TV campaign to market it.  The company first launched its XPLOR device last year.  “We learned a few things from the introduction, then made some changes to improve sound level and output,” said Jim Clement, head of commercial strategy, who has previously worked for DeVilbiss and GCE Healthcare....

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