Teleflex, ResMed in NIV mask partnership
This article was originally published in Clinica
Teleflex Medical has become the exclusive distributor of ResMed’s non-invasive ventilation (NIV) mask portfolio in the US. The deal will see Teleflex make the masks available to all acute care hospitals not affiliated with the Veterans Administration. Teleflex (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina) already markets a range of NIV-based products such as vented and non-vented masks, breathing circuits and humidification technology. According to Teleflex, the market for NIV products is expected to continue growing as more healthcare facilities adopt practices aimed at reducing ventilator-associated pneumonia, the second most common hospital associated infection. NIV is proven to improve oxygenation and is well tolerated by acute respiratory failure patients, said the company. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.