Covidien and GE Healthcare announced a 5-year, global collaboration this week to incorporate Covidien measurement technologies into GE Healthcare patient monitors.

The Nellcor™ respiratory function portfolio, which includes Nellcor pulse oximetry with OxiMax™ technology, and the BIS™ brain monitoring system, are now available on many GE Healthcare patient monitors. This includes the CARESCAPE™ Monitor B850 and CARESCAPE™ Monitor B650, which combine GE Healthcare’s cardiac and anesthesiology heritage. The CARESCAPE™ Monitor B850 now provides access to Covidien measurements; bi-directional information flows between the monitor and hospital information systems, such as electronic medical records; and electrocardiogram measurements without requiring a separate monitor.

Among the Covidien patient monitoring technologies leveraged as part of the collaboration are Nellcor pulse oximetry with OxiMax technology, INVOS™ cerebral/somatic oximetry, and BIS brain monitoring.

Source: Covidien