Vyaire Medical’s AirLife Open oxygen mask is now available for sale. The low-flow oxygen therapy device combines the best elements of traditional nasal cannula, oxygen mask and non-rebreather benefits in a single device, the company says.

The AirLife Open’s patented design and unique geometry of the mask openings that maintain higher oxygen concentrations without obtrusive structures. The mask’s design distributes oxygen flow through unique jet orifices, creating a soft curtain of oxygen around the nose and mouth, reducing the risk of rebreathing carbon dioxide resulting in a more comfortable patient experience. The AirLife Open mask is designed to allow patients to drink, eat and easily communicate without removing the mask, while delivering uninterrupted oxygen therapy.

For clinicians, AirLife Open provides the ability to adjust oxygen delivery from 1 LPM to 15 LPM without disturbing the patient. What’s more, the unique design of AirLife Open allows access for certain procedures and the easy transfer of patients between areas of care. AirLife™ Open reduces the need to change out interfaces, improving workflow, reducing waste and cost while effectively delivering continuous oxygen therapy without compromising safety or quality.  

“Vyaire is leveraging our rich history of innovation and expansive knowledge in respiratory care to bring to market revolutionary devices like the AirLife™ Open mask that will advance patient comfort and care while reducing the burden on clinicians,” said Gaurav Agarwal, chief executive officer, Vyaire. “We incorporated feedback from customers and patients from across the world and we are thrilled that the results we have seen confirm that the new design delivers the revolutionary benefits AirLife Open provides.”

“The novel design of AirLife Open is the culmination of customer inputs and extensive benchtop testing,” said Michael Pedro, MD, chief medical officer, Vyaire, and board-certified anesthesiologist. “The feedback from our limited commercial release exceeds our initial expectations as AirLife Open is delivering superior results both in maintaining oxygen concentrations and reducing the risk of rebreathing while providing patients with an enhanced, updated and more comfortable method of oxygen therapy.”