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Maquet launches SERVO-air at Africa Health: For better access to learning, using and owning quality ventilation


Developed in cooperation with clinics on four continents: new wall gas independent ICU and sub-acute care ventilator offers liberating performance to hospitals confronted with unstable air supply from wall outlets.

Solna, Sweden, 05.05.2015 - Maquet Critical Care today announced their first turbine ventilator to be launched at the healthcare exhibition Africa Health, Johannesburg, from May 5 to 7, 2015. This type of ventilator will be used at hospitals in parts of the world that do not always have access to air from wall outlets. Throughout the entire development project Maquet worked together with physicians and nurses from the regions where the product was expected to be used, for example, India, South Africa, Japan and the USA, to ensure a great user experience.

Maquet SERVO-air“Guided by the principle that although ventilation can be complicated, the ventilator doesn’t have to be, we now added a wall gas independent ventilator to the SERVO family. From the ICU to intermediate care, for invasive and non-invasive ventilation, SERVO-air will be appreciated by clinicians that value easy-to-learn and -use quality ventilation. This can help limit errors, save time, and even contribute to better outcomes“, said Dr. Jens Viebke, President, Maquet Critical Care AB.

Touchscreen SERVO-air from MaquetBuilt-in features like context-based guidance, on-screen information and dynamic images can guide the users in applying advanced ventilation every day.

The turbine offers a high flow and pressure capacity, which is crucial to provide comfortable ventilation to sick and hard to ventilate lungs. At the same time, it is extremely quiet, which helps keeping noise levels down.
Thanks to the battery powered turbine and hot-swappable batteries, SERVO-air is set to follow the patient easily throughout the hospitals. SERVO-air is also a strong choice for the growing trend towards non-invasive ventilation (NIV), reducing the need for a separate dedicated NIV ventilator.
“With the launch of SERVO-U one and a half years ago, we believe we set the standard in user-friendliness introducing the first ICU ventilator that features an all-touch-screen-based user interface. SERVO-air is a strong option to work alongside our ventilators that offer the most advanced lung-protective options, such as SERVO-U”, suggested Dr. Jens Viebke.

Maquet has been developing market-leading ventilators for more than 40 years. Today the SERVO family installed base exceeds 140 000 units worldwide.

Commercialization of this product currently excludes the United States.
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About Maquet

Maquet, a trusted partner for hospitals and physicians for more than 175 years, is a global leader in medical systems. The company offers innovative therapy solutions and infrastructure capabilities for high-acuity areas within the hospital - including the operating room (OR), hybrid OR/cath lab, and intensive care unit (ICU) - as well as intra- and inter-hospital patient transport. Additionally, Maquet develops intelligent and sustainable room concepts that exceed the expectations of modern hospitals, working in close cooperation with customers, production engineers and architects to integrate high quality products and services.

Headquartered in Rastatt, Germany, Maquet is the largest subsidiary of the publicly listed Getinge Group AB of Sweden. Maquet generated about 1.55 billion Euros in 2014, representing more than half of the Getinge Group’s annual revenue of 2.93 billion Euros. Maquet has around 7,000 employees and provides 53 international sales and service organizations, as well as a network of more than 300 sales partners. Maquet | The Gold Standard.

About Getinge Group

Getinge Group is a global leading medical technology company that operates in the areas of surgery, intensive care, infection control, care ergonomics and wound care. Getinge Group has nearly 16,000 employees in over 40 countries and generates sales of almost SEK 27 billion (2014). The Group is divided into three business areas: Medical Systems, Extended Care and Infection Control and operates under the brands of Maquet, ArjoHuntleigh and Getinge.

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