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GS-Elektromedizinische Geräte

Hauswiesenstrasse 26
Kaufering, Germany D-86916
+49 8191 65722-0
+49 8191 6572222 Fax

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Forms Pulse Oximetry Purchasing and Licensing Agreement With Masimo

April 29, 1998 - GS Electromedical (Kaufering, Germany) and Masimo Corporation (Irvine, CA) today announced an agreement under which GS Electromedical will integrate Masimo’s pulse oximetry signal processing and sensor technologies into its current and future defibrillators/monitors that include pulse oximetry. Masimo, a privately-held developer of proprietary signal processing and sensor technologies, has created a novel approach that measures arterial oxygen saturation and pulse rate even in the presence of motion artifact.

Gunter Stemple, President of GS Electromedical, stated, "Our primary products are defibrillators and monitors used in emergency medical applications. In these applications, the current pulse oximetry technology has proven to be largely ineffective due to problems caused by patient motion, low perfusion and ambient light. We believe that Masimo has effectively solved these problems and has thus created a new standard of performance for this vital measurement. We are happy to be one of the first companies in our market to be able to offer our customers this quantum leap in performance and reliability."

Joe E. Kiani, President and Chief Executive Officer of Masimo Corporation, stated, "Conventional pulse oximetry brings little or no value in the emergency medical application due to its inability to give reliable arterial blood oxygen saturation and pulse rate measurement under these challenging conditions. We are delighted that the people at GS Electromedical have recognized the shortcomings of conventional pulse oximeters and have embraced Masimo SET pulse oximetry for the benefit of patient care."

GS Electromedical designs, manufactures and distributes defibrillators and other equipment used primarily in emergency medical applications. GS Electromedical is located in Kaufering, Germany and primarily serves the European market.