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This excerpt taken from the MASI 10-K filed Mar 4, 2008.

Pulse Oximeters/Monitors

Radical. We believe that the Radical pulse oximeter is the most advanced and versatile pulse oximetry monitor available. The Radical, using Masimo SET, offers three-in-one capability to be used as:

 

   

a standalone device for bedside monitoring;

 

   

a detachable, battery-operated handheld unit for easy portable monitoring; and

 

   

a monitor interface via SatShare, proprietary technology allowing our products to work with certain competitor products, to upgrade existing conventional multi-parameter patient monitors to Masimo SET.

Radical is a fully-equipped standalone pulse oximeter with a detachable module, which functions as a battery-operated, handheld pulse oximeter. The handheld module can be connected with any other Radical base station, which allows Radical to stay with the patient, enabling continuous and reliable arterial blood oxygen saturation monitoring as patients are transported within the hospital. For example, Radical can continuously monitor a patient from the ambulatory environment, to the emergency room, to the operating room, to the general floor, and on until the patient is discharged. Radical delivers the accuracy and reliability of Masimo SET with multi-functionality, ease of use and a convenient upgrade path for existing monitors.

Our SatShare technology enables a conventional monitor to upgrade to Masimo SET through a simple cable connection from the back of Radical to the sensor input port of the conventional monitor. No software upgrades or new modules are necessary for the upgrade, which can be completed in minutes. SatShare allows hospitals to standardize the technology and sensors used throughout the hospital while allowing them to gain more accurate monitoring capabilities and additional multi-functionality in a cost-effective manner. This has facilitated many hospital-wide conversions of previously installed competitor monitors to Masimo SET. We received FDA clearance for Radical in October 1999 and began commercially shipping Radical in 2000.

Radical-7. The Radical-7 incorporates the MX circuit board which enables Rainbow SET parameters. We received FDA clearance in October 2006 and began shipping Radical-7 in 2007, which permits the non-invasive monitoring of arterial blood oxygen saturation levels, pulse rate, perfusion index and carboxyhemoglobin and methemoglobin saturation levels, Pleth Variability Index and 3D alarms through a software purchase. Over time, we expect the Radical-7 to replace the Radical as our primary bedside Masimo SET pulse oximeter.

Rad-8. The Rad-8 is a bedside pulse oximeter with a lower cost design and fewer features as compared to Radical, allowing for the Rad-8 to be offered at a lower price point.

Rad-5. In addition to Radical, we have developed handheld pulse oximeters using Masimo SET. Our Rad-5 and Rad-5v handheld oximeters were the first dedicated handhelds with Masimo SET.

Rad-57. In March 2005, we introduced Rad-57, and in September 2005, we launched commercial sales of the first handheld Pulse CO-Oximeter that employs licensed Rainbow technology. We believe Rad-57 is the first FDA-cleared device to non-invasively measure carboxyhemoglobin saturation levels in the blood. Rad-57 also measures arterial blood oxygen saturation levels and pulse rate. In November 2007, we received approval from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare to market the Rad-57 in Japan.

Rad-57 CM. In December 2005, we sold Rad-57 CM in Europe and we received FDA-clearance to market the product in the United States in March 2006. We believe Rad-57 CM to be the first FDA-cleared device to non-invasively measure both carboxyhemoglobin and methemoglobin saturation levels in the blood. Rad-57 CM also measures arterial blood oxygen saturation levels and pulse rate.

 

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