Vyaire Medical Inc has acquired Ciel Medical Inc of San Carlos, Calif, a medical device company focused on solutions for medical professionals caring for intubated patients. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

According to Vyaire, Ciel Medical has developed innovative technologies that will strengthen its strategy to offer products that can help reduce the incidence of ventilator-acquired pneumonia (VAP) for ventilated patients.

“[VAP] costs the US healthcare system billions of dollars annually and Vyaire is committed to reducing overall costs of care while improving patient outcomes,” the company said in a press release. “Vyaire management sees the acquisition of Ciel Medical as a step toward the company’s stated goal of becoming the global leader in the respiratory care market.”

More information is available on the Vyaire Medical website.