Nonin Medical Selected as Exclusive Provider of Cerebral/Somatic Oximetry Systems to Leading Pediatric Hospitals in Poland

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Nonin Medical Selected as Exclusive Provider of Cerebral/Somatic Oximetry Systems to
Leading Pediatric Hospitals in Poland

- Company's EQUANOX(TM) Advance Cerebral/Somatic Oximetry System selected over
competitive systems because of ease-of-use and accuracy

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nonin Medical, Inc., the inventor of finger
pulse oximeters and a leader in noninvasive medical monitoring, announced today that the
company's EQUANOX(TM) Advance Cerebral/Somatic Oximetry System has been selected for use
by Poland's five university-based pediatric hospitals. The hospitals are:

    --  SP SK No. 6, Silesian Medical University, Upper Silesian Centre for
        Children's Health, Katowice
    --  University Hospital, Krakow
    --  University Children's Hospital, Krakow
    --  University Clinical Hospital No. 4, Lodz
    --  Gynaecology and Obstetrics Clinical Hospital of the Medical University,
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EQUANOX is a near infra-red spectroscopy (NIRS)-based monitoring device that
noninvasively and continuously detects oxygen saturation status in brain and other
tissue. The device allows clinicians to quickly react to reverse harmful tissue ischemia
events before they become critical.

"We are pleased that Polish healthcare officials value accuracy and ease-of-use in
selecting a cerebral and somatic oximetry system for their pediatric hospitals," said
Kevin McGowan, Vice-President of Sales for Nonin Medical.  "Some older generations of
cerebral and somatic oximetry systems require clinicians to enter the patients' age and
weight to compensate for the variability in pediatric cerebral tissue. The EQUANOX
System does not require patient data to be entered because of Dynamic Compensation(TM),
an algorithm which allows the system to automatically account for developing neonatal
and pediatric brain tissue.  Together with our dual emitter and dual detector sensor
architecture that produces extremely accurate measurements, the EQUANOX System is a
clear choice."

The purchase of Nonin's EQUANOX Cerebral/Somatic Oximetry Systems in Poland was made
possible by the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity (GOCC) organization, one of the
largest non-government charity organizations in Poland. Each year the GOCC meets with
hospital leaders to determine what the biggest needs are for medical equipment.
Cerebral/somatic oximetry systems were cited as a key need in Poland because the
technology allows clinicians to react to low oxygen levels in the brain before serious
injuries occur. The mission of the GOCC is to protect the health and save the lives of
children by providing medical equipment to public hospitals. Since 1993, the GOCC has
raised more than $100 million for the purchase of medical equipment in Poland.

The EQUANOX Advance System uses the Model 8004CB and the Model 8004CB-NA (non-adhesive)
Neonatal/Pediatric Sensors to accurately monitor oxygen levels in the brain and other
areas of the body. Key advantages of the EQUANOX System versus older generation systems

    --  Cerebral and Somatic Monitoring - Up to four channels displayed on one
        screen for monitoring oxygen saturation in the brain and somatic sites
        on the body, including kidney and liver sites
    --  Patented Dual-Light Emitters and Detectors with Four Wavelength Accuracy
        - The first and only device that utilizes a dual-light emitting and
        detecting sensor architecture, which has been shown to more effectively
        target the cerebral cortex, eliminating surface artifacts that interfere
        with measurement accuracy(1)
    --  Absolute Accuracy - Assures accurate measure of tissue saturation at a
        point in time, not just relative or trending accuracy of changes
    --  Consistency and Reliability - Rapid, reliable response to change without
        signal instability and interruptions from ambient electrical and light
    --  Portability and Connectivity - Lightweight, durable monitor with long
        battery life for continually monitoring patients during intra-hospital
        transport. Interfaces with a wide range of data management systems.
For more information, and to schedule an evaluation, visit

About Nonin Medical, leaders in noninvasive medical monitoring

Nonin Medical, Inc. invented the finger pulse oximeter and designs and manufactures
noninvasive medical monitoring solutions that meet customers' technology needs today and
tomorrow. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., Nonin Medical sells its pulse and
regional oximeters, capnographs, sensors and software to health professionals and
consumers in more than 125 countries. The company also has more than 100 OEM partners
worldwide. For more information, visit

    1)         Davie SN, Grocott HP. Impact of
               Extracranial Contamination on Regional
               Cerebral Oxygen Saturation: A
               Comparison of Three Cerebral Oximetry
               Technologies. Anesthesiology. 2012;

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CONTACT:  Melanie Stanek, Director, Corporate Communications, Nonin
Medical, Inc., +1-763-577-5514,

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