Terumo Introduces New Proprietary Oxygenator to Market.
Tokyo, Japan, Sept 13, 2005 - (JCNN JCNN Japan Corporate News Network ) - Terumo announced on September 12 that it has begun marketing the CAPIOX RX15, a new model in its proprietary oxygenator oxygenator
an apparatus by which oxygen is introduced into the blood during circulation outside the body, as during open-heart surgery. See also extracorporeal circulatory support unit. series, to medical institutions across Japan. The new product features a smaller priming volume (135ml) while improving its gas exchange performance.
Offered at an NHI NHI
National Health Insurance reimbursement price of 208,000 yen ($1,890), the new oxygenerator is suitable for use for a wide range of patients from infants to adults.
Japan has about 40,000 cardiac surgeries a year. Terumo is aiming for sales of 400 million yen ($3.6 mil) in fiscal 2005. The company also plans to market the CAPIOX RX15 overseas, first in Asia and then in Europe and the US.
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