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New Acquisition And Positive Data Inflates Philips' Respiratory Biz

Executive Summary

Philips has expanded its sleep and respiratory care unit with the acquisition of US firm Respiratory Technologies, Inc., which offers a noninvasive airway clearance solution for patients with chronic respiratory problems. Separately, as an additional boost to this business, a clinical study sponsored by the Dutch multinational gave further support for the combined used of home noninvasive ventilation with oxygen therapy to delay hospital readmissions in COPD patients.

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