Delphi Medical Systems Expands in the Respiratory Care Market with WearAir Licensing Agreement
December 12, 2005, TROY, Mich. Delphi Medical Systems, a subsidiary of Delphi Corp., recently signed an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with Canada-based medical device company WearAir Oxygen, Inc.
WearAir is a small company with a mission to improve respiratory patients’ quality of life through an innovative proprietary oxygen concentration technology. The technology licensing agreement includes the patents and patent applications, the rights to manufacture and distribute oxygen concentrators based on this intellectual property, and the ability to use the underlying technology for OEMs and distributors.
Delphi Medical Systems anticipates using these technologies for its OEM customers and distributors for portable oxygen concentrators in the U.S., Canada and in European markets in 2006.
Ideal for use in ambulatory patients for homecare or in alternate site settings, the oxygen concentrators are being designed to be high-performance systems and easy to use for the patient. More information on the specifications will be announced during the first half of 2006.
“We’re excited about this agreement and the WearAir technologies, which strengthen Delphi Medical Systems’ portfolio in respiratory therapy,” said Christophe Sevrain, managing director, Delphi Medical Systems. “We will continue to develop our growth through strategic alliances with OEMS and distributors to try and make Delphi Medical Systems’ the leading provider of technologies and products in the respiratory care market segment.”
“We welcome this opportunity to work with Delphi Medical Systems,” said Guy Gaiser, chairman and CEO, WearAir Oxygen, Inc. “With this licensing agreement, we hope to continue to provide advanced technologies to fill the needs of respiratory patients around the world,” said Gaiser. “We look forward to leveraging Delphi’s strengths in design, cost, manufacturing and reliability.”
“Respiratory care is a rapidly growing segment of the medical community and we are becoming an important supply source of technologies, products, and manufacturing know-how in these markets,” said Sevrain.
Along with focus on the respiratory segment, Delphi Medical Systems also specializes in infusion, dialysis, in-vitro diagnostics, power mobility and vital signs monitoring.
For more information on WearAir, please visit its website at: www.WearAir.com.
For more information on Delphi Medical, please visit www.DelphiMedical.com.
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