US Launch for Philips’ New Anesthesia Machine and Patient Monitors

Royal Philips has launched three new products; the IntelliSave AX700 anesthesia machine and, IntelliVue MX400 and MX450 patient monitors at the annual American Society of Anesthesiologists meeting in San Francisco, CA.


Royal Philips has its headquarters in the Netherlands and describes itself as a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting.

Philips says the recently FDA-cleared IntelliSave AX700 is designed to meet the specific demands of anesthesiologists. As the centerpiece of the complete anesthesia workstation solutions from the company, this product includes support for low-flow and minimal-flow anesthesia, as well as extensive ventilation capabilities, all packed in a slim and ergonomic, modern design. The AX700 communicates with Philips IntelliVue patient monitors via IntelliBridge, a single, standards-based point of interoperability. This enables transfer of data from the AX700 to an anesthesia/clinical information system such as Philips IntelliSpace Anesthesia or Hospital Information System (HIS).

The other two devices, the MX400 and 450 patient monitors, are up to 10 percent lighter than the previous MP20/30 series, and have a built-in comfort handle that can accommodate  a shifting center of gravity for enhanced portability. These monitors also share the design of the rest of the IntelliVue MX family, optimized for easy cleaning and disinfection.

Company comments

“Patient care today demands quick, reliable and easy to use information at the clinicians’ fingertips. Our new technologies include ease of use features, and more importantly, provide doctors with the right information at the right time to make those tough calls,” said Mike Mancuso, CEO, Patient Care and Clinical Informatics at Philips Healthcare. “Our goal at Philips is to bring to market innovative technologies that improve patient outcomes and meet the needs of clinicians all around the world. These new solutions do just that and more.”

Source: Royal Philips, PR Newswire


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