News | December 16, 2007

PARI Hydrate Receives FDA Clearance

December 17, 2007 - PARI Hydrate, a new medical humidifier, recently received 510(k) clearance from the FDA and will be marketed by PARI Innovative Manufacturers for ventilator applications.

PARI Innovative Manufacturers, manufacturer of aerosol nebulizers and compressors, developed the PARI Hydrate to revolutionize the way gases are heated and humidified with the aim to reduce contamination risk for patients and give clinicians greater control and understanding of humidification.

FDA clearance for high flow gas therapy was granted previously for the Hydrate. With both high flow and ventilator applications now cleared, the company said PARI Hydrate will be available for sale in early to mid-2008.

PARI Hydrate allows clinicians to independently adjust heat and humidification. The company says it also greatly reduces rainout and cooling, because there are no heated wires or bulky tubes. Applications include use with high flow gas delivered via nasal cannula, mechanical ventilation, and tracheotomies.

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