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Texas Society for Respiratory Care Honors Masimo for “Groundbreaking Innovation of Rainbow SET Technology” and “Continued Unwavering Support of the TSRC and the Respiratory Care Profession

06/28/2007
Masimo CEO Joe Kiani accepts award at the Texas Society for Respiratory Care's
36th Annual Meeting and Exposition in Austin, Texas.

Irvine, California June 28, 2007 - Masimo, the inventor of Pulse CO-Oximetry and Read-Through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry, today received the first ever Texas Society for Respiratory Care (TSRC) LoneStar Award for Innovation and Support "for the groundbreaking innovation of Rainbow SET Technology, and the continued unwavering support of the TSRC and the Respiratory Care profession." Masimo Chairman and CEO, Joe Kiani, accepted the award on behalf of Masimo employees worldwide at the TSRC's 36th Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Austin, Texas.

"Masimo has advanced patient care with its read-through motion pulse oximetry technology, Masimo SET, making pulse oximeters a clinically useful tool," said TSRC President-Elect Terry Gilmore, MA, and RRT. "With their introduction of Masimo Rainbow SET and with it the noninvasive measurement of carboxyhemoglobin and methemoglobin, they are again advancing patient care by allowing respiratory care professionals to have a better understanding of the true oxygenation status of their patients' blood."  Gary Herrin, MBA, Executive Director of the TSRC added that "we greatly appreciate Masimo's long standing support of the Respiratory Care profession and the TSRC, and we welcome the opportunity to enhance this partnership in patient care. We encourage their development and implementation of further groundbreaking technology"

"We are honored to receive this award from TSRC for the advances in patient care made possible by Masimo technologies, and are happy that respiratory care professionals continue to look to Masimo to help them provide cost-effective quality cardiopulmonary patient care." Mr. Kiani explained. "For nearly 20 years, we have been privileged to work alongside so many dedicated respiratory care professionals who shared our vision of always doing what is best for patient care. This award is very meaningful to us because it comes from an organization and a group of professionals we greatly admire."

About Masimo
Masimo develops innovative monitoring technologies that significantly improve patient care-helping solve "unsolvable" problems. In 1995, the company debuted Read-Through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry, known as SET and with it virtually eliminated false alarms and increased pulse oximetry's ability to detect life-threatening events. More than 100 independent clinical studies have confirmed that Masimo SET technology allows clinicians to accurately monitor blood oxygen saturation in critical care situations-establishing the technology as the "gold standard" pulse oximetry and substantially contributing to improved patient outcomes. In 2005 Masimo introduced Masimo Rainbow SET Pulse CO-Oximetry, which, for the first time, noninvasively monitors the level of carbon monoxide and methemoglobin in the blood, allowing early detection and treatment of potentially life-threatening conditions. Masimo, founded in 1989, has the mission of "Improving Patient Outcomes and Reducing Cost of Care by Taking Noninvasive Monitoring to New Sites and Applications." Additional information about Masimo and its products may be found at www.masimo.com.

Contact:
Tom McCall
Masimo Corporation
949-297-7075

Masimo, SET, Signal Extraction Technology, Radical, Radical-7, Rad57, APOD, and Improving Outcomes and Reducing Cost of Care by Taking Noninvasive Monitoring to New Sites and Applications are registered trademarks of Masimo Corp. ARM, Acoustic Respiratory Monitoring, BiFi, Rainbow, SpCO, SpMet, SpHb and Pulse CO-Oximeter are trademarks of Masimo Corp.

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