CareFusion, San Diego, introduces its Closed Loop Controller of Inspired Oxygen system, or CLiO2—the first automatic oxygen controller designed to keep the oxygen level in the blood within a safe range for newborns needing mechanical ventilation.

The CLiO2 system noninvasively and continuously measures the oxygen level in a newborn’s blood using Masimo SET® measure-through motion and low perfusion pulse oximetry technology to provide oxygen saturation (SpO2) measurements. Using a computer algorithm, the CLiO2 system processes blood oxygen saturation levels and then anticipates trends and modifies the amount of oxygen delivered. If necessary, adjustments can be made on a second-by-second basis.

Currently, the CLiO2 system is available in most West European and Asian countries, and will be available in the United States and Canada in the future.