Criticare Systems releases new blood pressure measurement technology
Friday March 4, 12:28 pm ET
MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 4, 2005--CRITICARE SYSTEMS, INC. (AMEX:CMD
- News). Criticare Systems, Inc. today announced the release of a new
technology platform for non-invasive blood pressure measurement utilizing a
traditional BP cuff. This system is based on the Criticare-pioneered "on
inflation" principal but adds a greater level of patient comfort, safety,
accuracy, reading speed and tolerance of a wide range of physical and
environmental conditions. Its unique gentler pressure feature addresses all
patients, but in particular, reduces a potentially painful experience when
used on children and the elderly.
The accuracy of the system is supported by its passing the very stringent
criteria of the latest US regulatory protocol, AAMI SP 10, 2002.
Furthermore, the system also complies with the latest European regulatory
requirements of the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol
for validation of blood pressure measuring devices.
Criticare believes it is one of the first patient monitoring companies
worldwide to adhere to both of these standards. This technology is now in
production at Criticare and will also be offered on an OEM basis.
Criticare (www.csiusa.com) designs, manufactures, and markets
cost-effective patient monitoring systems and noninvasive sensors for a wide
range of hospitals and alternate health care environments throughout the
world. Although the above referenced technology operates within the
functional boundaries of Criticare's previous products, the supporting
clinical data indicates a significant improvement in the actual clinical
Criticare Systems, Inc.
Emil Soika, 262-798-8282
Source: Criticare Systems, Inc.