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Baby lung tester.

Midland-based medical products group Ferraris has made a major medical breakthrough with the approval for use of a revolutionary baby lung testing device.

It has announced the launch of its Collins Medical division's Infant Pulmonary Laboratory, also known as a Medicrib, the world's first clinically useful infant pulmonary system, following approval from the FDA and CE for sale in the United States and Europe.

At the launch, at the ATS Conference, in Atlanta, Georgia, the company unveiled the features of the product, whose technology is patented.

The IPL attracted considerable interest from customers and the first pounds 67,000 order from a major US children's hospital customer has already been taken.

The IPL is the world's first product to employ a variety of diagnostic methods to enable the accurate measurement of lung volume and function. Developed with researchers at The Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, the IPL enables adult type pulmonary function testing in infants to obtain vital clinical evidence for the diagnosis of conditions such as cystic fibrosis. Prior to its development, the accurate analysis of lung volumes in very small infants was virtually impossible.
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Date:Jul 1, 2002
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