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02/04/2016 In New Clinical Study Masimo's Oxygen Reserve Index Helps Clinicians Detect Impending Desaturation in Pediatric Patients
01/29/2016 Masimo to Report Fourth Quarter 2015 Financial Results after Market Close on Tuesday, February 23
01/21/2016 New Study Shows Utility of Masimo rainbow Acoustic Monitoring™
01/19/2016 Dr. Steven Barker Awarded the Society for Technology in Anesthesia's J.S. Gravenstein Award for Lifetime Achievement
01/13/2016 North Carolina's Appalachian Regional Healthcare System Selects Patient SafetyNet™ and Radius-7™
01/06/2016 Masimo to Debut Respiration Rate in MightySat™ at Consumer Electronics Show – First Fingertip Pulse Oximeter to Measure Breath Rate

 

In New Clinical Study Masimo's Oxygen Reserve Index Helps Clinicians Detect Impending Desaturation in Pediatric Patients

Neuchatel, Switzerland – February 4, 2016 – Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today that in a new clinical study, Masimo's Oxygen Reserve Index (ORI), the first noninvasive and continuous parameter to provide insight into patients' oxygen reserve when they are receiving supplemental oxygen, helped clinicians in the early identification of impending desaturation in pediatric patients during induction of anesthesia.1

Oxygen saturation (SpO2) using pulse oximetry provides noninvasive, continuous visibility to arterial blood oxygenation in hypoxia (lower than normal oxygenation) and normoxia (normal oxygenation). For procedures such as induction of anesthesia and intubation, clinicians will usually build an "oxygen reserve" in the patient by providing supplemental oxygen or "pre-oxygenation," creating a transitional state of hyperoxia (higher than normal oxygenation). The extent of hyperoxia can be determined by the measured partial pressure of oxygen in the blood (PaO2 ), which requires invasive arterial blood sampling and laboratory analysis. When patients have low oxygen reserve prior to intubation of the trachea, they are susceptible to sudden hypoxia, depending upon the time taken to perform the intubation.

ORI, Masimo's 11th rainbow® parameter2, is a relative index of the partial pressure of oxygen in arterial blood (PaO2) within the range of 100 to 200 mmHg that can provide insight into significant changes in oxygen reserve. ORI is intended to supplement, not replace, SpO2 monitoring and PaO2 measurements.

In a prospective study published in Anesthesiology and conducted at Children's Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Peter Szmuk and colleagues evaluated whether ORI could provide a clinically important warning of impending desaturation in pediatric patients with induced apnea after pre-oxygenation. The investigators enrolled 33 patients in this study. Eight of these resumed spontaneous ventilation during the study period, leaving 25 apneic patients to evaluate, with an average age of 7.6 years. Data were recorded continuously by the Masimo Radical-7® Pulse CO-Oximeter®, connected to the patient through an R1 25L rainbow® sensor. ORI was retrospectively calculated and was not visible to investigators.

After pre-oxygenation with supplemental oxygen, anesthesia induction, and endotracheal intubation, the anesthesia circuit was disconnected and SpO2 was allowed to decrease to 90% before ventilation recommenced. During the period of apnea, the ORI progressively decreased from a mean of 0.73 ±0.2 at the beginning of apnea to 0.37 ± 0.1. The SpO2 remained at 100% during this initial period. After decreases in ORI that would trigger the ORI alarm if monitored in real time, there was a median elapsed time of 31.5 seconds before the SpO2 decreased to 98%. After reinstitution of ventilation, SpO2 values declined further to 88%, before recovering to 98%, 34 seconds later. The researchers concluded that "In this pilot study, we found that during prolonged apnea in healthy anesthetized children, the ORI detected impending desaturation in median of 31.5 seconds (IQR, 19 to 34.3 seconds) before noticeable changes in SpO2 occurred. Knowing even roughly how much time remains before the rapid desaturation phase begins seems likely to guide proper decisions."

Radical-7® with Root® has a CE Mark with the ORI parameter. ORI is not FDA cleared and is not available for sale in the United States.

For more information on ORI go to http://www.masimo.co.uk/ori/.

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References
1 Szmuk P, Steiner JW, Olomu, PN, Ploski, RP, Sessler, DI, Ezri, T. Oxygen Reserve Index A Novel Noninvasive Measure of Oxygen Reserve—A Pilot Study. Anesthesiology 2016; 124:00-00. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000001009.

2 11 parameters include: 1) oxygen saturation (SpO2); 2) Pulse rate; 3) Perfusion index (PI); 4) Pleth Variability Index (PVI®); 5) Respiration Rate from the pleth (RRp®); 6) Total hemoglobin (SpHb®); 7) Oxygen Content (SpOC); 8) Carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO®); 9) Methemoglobin (SpMet®); 10) Fractional oxygen saturation (SpfO2®); 11) Oxygen Reserve Index (ORI).

About Masimo
Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) is a global leader in innovative noninvasive monitoring technologies. Our mission is to improve patient outcomes and reduce the cost of care by taking noninvasive monitoring to new sites and applications. In 1995, the company debuted Masimo SET® Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry, which has been shown in multiple studies to significantly reduce false alarms and accurately monitor for true alarms. The benefits of Masimo SET® have been proven in more than 100 independent and objective studies and it is estimated to be used on more than 100 million patients in leading hospitals and other healthcare settings around the world. In 2005, Masimo introduced rainbow® Pulse CO-Oximetry technology, allowing noninvasive and continuous monitoring of blood constituents that previously could only be measured invasively, including total hemoglobin (SpHb®), oxygen content (SpOC), carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO®), methemoglobin (SpMet®), and more recently, Pleth Variability Index (PVI®) and Oxygen Reserve Index (ORI), in addition to SpO2, pulse rate, and perfusion index (PI). In 2014, Masimo introduced Root®, an intuitive open architecture patient monitoring and connectivity platform designed to speed the pace of innovation and reduce the cost of care. Masimo is also taking an active leadership role in mHealth with products such as the Radius-7 wearable patient monitor and the MightySat fingertip pulse oximeter. Additional information about Masimo and its products may be found at www.masimo.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes forward-looking statements as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, in connection with the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, among others, statements regarding the potential effectiveness of Masimo's Oxygen Reserve Index (ORI). These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations about future events affecting us and are subject to risks and uncertainties, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control and could cause our actual results to differ materially and adversely from those expressed in our forward-looking statements as a result of various risk factors, including, but not limited to: risks related to our assumptions regarding the repeatability of clinical results; risks related to our belief that Masimo's unique noninvasive measurement technologies, including ORI, contribute to positive clinical outcomes and patient safety; risks related to our belief that Masimo noninvasive medical breakthroughs provide cost-effective solutions with comparable accuracy and unique advantages, including immediate and continuous results that enable earlier treatment without causing invasive trauma in all patients and in every clinical situation; as well as other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of our most recent reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), which may be obtained for free at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in our forward-looking statements are reasonable, we do not know whether our expectations will prove correct. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of today's date. We do not undertake any obligation to update, amend or clarify these statements or the "Risk Factors" contained in our most recent reports filed with the SEC, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under the applicable securities laws.

Irene Paigah
Masimo
Phone: (858) 858-7001
Email: irenep@masimo.com

Masimo, SET, Signal Extraction Technology, Improving Patient Outcome and Reducing Cost of Care by Taking Noninvasive Monitoring to New Sites and Applications, rainbow, SpHb, SpOC, SpCO, SpMet, PVI are trademarks or registered trademarks of Masimo.

 

Masimo to Report Fourth Quarter 2015 Financial Results after Market Close on Tuesday, February 23

Conference call and webcast to begin at 1:30 p.m. PT (4:30 p.m. ET)

IRVINE, Calif., January 29, 2016 – Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today that it will release financial results for the fourth quarter ended January 2, 2016, after the market closes on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. The conference call to review the results will begin at 1:30 p.m. PT (4:30 p.m. ET) and will be hosted by Joe Kiani, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Mark P. de Raad, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

A live webcast of the conference call will be available online from the investor relations page of the company's corporate website at www.masimo.com. The dial-in numbers are (888) 520-7182 for domestic callers and +1 (706) 758-3929 for international callers. The reservation code for both dial-in numbers is 40429223. After the live webcast, the call will be available on Masimo's website through March 22, 2016. In addition, a telephonic replay of the call will be available through March 8, 2016. The replay dial-in numbers are (855) 859-2056 for domestic callers and +1 (404) 537-3406 for international callers. Please use reservation code 40429223.

About Masimo
Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) is a global leader in innovative noninvasive monitoring technologies. Our mission is to improve patient outcomes and reduce the cost of care by taking noninvasive monitoring to new sites and applications. In 1995, the company debuted Masimo SET® Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry, which has been shown in multiple studies to significantly reduce false alarms and accurately monitor for true alarms. The benefits of Masimo SET® have been proven in more than 100 independent and objective studies and it is estimated to be used on more than 100 million patients in leading hospitals and other healthcare settings around the world. In 2005, Masimo introduced rainbow® Pulse CO-Oximetry technology, allowing noninvasive and continuous monitoring of blood constituents that previously could only be measured invasively, including total hemoglobin (SpHb®), oxygen content (SpOC), carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO®), methemoglobin (SpMet®), and more recently, Pleth Variability Index (PVI®) and Oxygen Reserve Index (ORI), in addition to SpO2, pulse rate, and perfusion index (PI). In 2014, Masimo introduced Root®, an intuitive open architecture patient monitoring and connectivity platform designed to speed the pace of innovation and reduce the cost of care. Masimo is also taking an active leadership role in mHealth with products such as the Radius-7 wearable patient monitor and the MightySat fingertip pulse oximeter. Additional information about Masimo and its products may be found at www.masimo.com.

Investor Contact:

Eli Kammerman
Masimo
Phone: (949) 297-7077
Email: ekammerman@masimo.com

Media Contact:

Irene Paigah
Masimo
Phone: (858) 858-7001
Email: irenep@masimo.com

Masimo, SET, Signal Extraction Technology, Improving Patient Outcome and Reducing Cost of Care by Taking Noninvasive Monitoring to New Sites and Applications, rainbow, SpHb, SpOC, SpCO, SpMet, PVI are trademarks or registered trademarks of Masimo.

 

New Study Shows Utility of Masimo rainbow Acoustic Monitoring

IRVINE, California – January 21, 2016 – Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today that in a new study that compared acoustic respiration rate (RRa®) from Masimo's rainbow® Acoustic Monitoring (RAM) to respiration rate from conventional capnography, researchers concluded that RAM was useful for monitoring dental patients under intravenous anesthesia.1

rainbow Acoustic Monitoring (RAM) from Masimo.

The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) and The Joint Commission recommend continuous oxygenation and ventilation monitoring in all patients receiving opioid-based pain medications.2 RAM noninvasively and continuously measures respiration rate using an innovative adhesive sensor with an integrated acoustic transducer that is easily and comfortably applied to the patient's neck.

The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing by Dr. Kentaro Ouchi and colleagues from Japan, compared the respiration rate measurements from RAM and capnography (Psychorich IS nasal cannula and BP-608 Omron Colin monitor) in non-intubated patients with dental anxiety undergoing dental treatment. A total of 1953 data points of respiratory rate were taken from the start to the end of anesthesia. Over the entire observation period, the results showed a significantly higher detection of respiratory rate by RAM (1884 points, 96.5%) than by capnography When comparing respiration rate from RAM and capnography during the induction, intraoperative, and emergence periods, the 95% limits of agreement (LOA) were -7.4 to 6.7, -5.4 to 7.0, -3.9 to 5.3, respectively. The researchers commented that this study was only a comparison between two devices, since neither method could be considered a "corrective control," or gold-standard reference.

The authors concluded, "In comparison between capnography using a nasal cannula for continuous monitoring for the respiratory rate, the acoustic method is useful during intravenous general anesthesia in unintubated spontaneously breathing patients undergoing dental procedures." The authors note that the acoustic method might not accurately detect respiratory rate in cases in which a dental air turbine is used.

For more information on the RAM Acoustic Respiratory Rate Monitoring System, go to www.masimo.com.

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References
1 Ouchi (et al.), Acoustic Method Respiratory Rate Monitoring is Useful in Patients Under Intravenous Anesthesia. J Clin Monit Comput 2016; published online.
2 Stoelting, RK et al. APSF newsletter. 2011. www.apsf.org.

About Masimo
Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) is a global leader in innovative noninvasive monitoring technologies. Our mission is to improve patient outcomes and reduce the cost of care by taking noninvasive monitoring to new sites and applications. In 1995, the company debuted Masimo SET® Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry, which has been shown in multiple studies to significantly reduce false alarms and accurately monitor for true alarms. The benefits of Masimo SET® have been proven in more than 100 independent and objective studies and it is estimated to be used on more than 100 million patients in leading hospitals and other healthcare settings around the world. In 2005, Masimo introduced rainbow® Pulse CO-Oximetry technology, allowing noninvasive and continuous monitoring of blood constituents that previously could only be measured invasively, including total hemoglobin (SpHb®), oxygen content (SpOC), carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO®), methemoglobin (SpMet®), and more recently, Pleth Variability Index (PVI®) and Oxygen Reserve Index (ORI), in addition to SpO2, pulse rate, and perfusion index (PI). In 2014, Masimo introduced Root®, an intuitive open architecture patient monitoring and connectivity platform designed to speed the pace of innovation and reduce the cost of care. Masimo is also taking an active leadership role in mHealth with products such as the Radius-7 wearable patient monitor and the MightySat fingertip pulse oximeter. Additional information about Masimo and its products may be found at www.masimo.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes forward-looking statements as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, in connection with the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations about future events affecting us and are subject to risks and uncertainties, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control and could cause our actual results to differ materially and adversely from those expressed in our forward-looking statements as a result of various risk factors, including, but not limited to: risks related to our assumptions regarding the repeatability of clinical results or studies; risks related to our belief that Masimo's unique noninvasive measurement technologies, including Masimo's rainbow® Acoustic Monitoring (RAM) contribute to positive clinical outcomes and patient safety; risks related to our belief that Masimo noninvasive medical breakthroughs provide cost-effective solutions with comparable accuracy and unique advantages, including: immediate and continuous results that enable earlier treatment without causing invasive trauma in all patients and in every clinical situation, including the dental setting; as well as other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of our most recent reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), which may be obtained for free at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in our forward-looking statements are reasonable, we do not know whether our expectations will prove correct. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of today's date. We do not undertake any obligation to update, amend or clarify these statements or the "Risk Factors" contained in our most recent reports filed with the SEC, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under the applicable securities laws.

Media Contacts:

Irene Paigah
Masimo
Phone: (858) 616-8689
Email: irenep@masimo.com

Masimo, SET, Signal Extraction Technology, Improving Patient Outcome and Reducing Cost of Care by Taking Noninvasive Monitoring to New Sites and Applications, rainbow, SpHb, SpOC, SpCO, SpMet, PVI are trademarks or registered trademarks of Masimo.

 

Dr. Steven Barker Awarded the Society for Technology in Anesthesia's J.S. Gravenstein Award for Lifetime Achievement

IRVINE, California – January 19, 2016 – Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today that a member of its Board of Directors, Chairman of its Scientific Advisory Board, and its Chief Science Officer, Steven Barker, Ph.D., M.D., was honored with the 2016 J.S. Gravenstein Award recognizing lifetime achievement at this month's Society for Technology in Anesthesia (STA) Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Florida.

"We selected Dr. Barker as the recipient of the Gravenstein Award because of his years of innovation, instruction and service," said Dr. Joseph Orr, President of the STA. "Dr. Barker is a rare combination of training in the physical sciences (Ph.D. in aerospace engineering) and in medicine. Over the years, he has been able to apply his training, research and talent to study and improve medical monitoring devices. Through his collaboration with Masimo, Dr. Barker's work has improved technology available for clinical anesthesia practice."

The STA was founded in 1988 and is an international organization of physicians, engineers, students and others with an interest in anesthesia-related technologies. The organization also publishes the journal Anesthesia & Analgesia. Each year, the STA bestows the J.S. Gravenstein Award for lifetime achievement in the area of technology in anesthesia. The J.S. Gravenstein Award is named for J.S. "Nik" Gravenstein (1925-2009), a founding member and former president of the STA. For over thirty years, Dr. Gravenstein was a driving force in advancing anesthesia technology, patient simulation and anesthesia patient safety.

"This is a great honor and we are very proud of Steve," said Joe Kiani, Founder and CEO of Masimo. "He has always been at the forefront of technology development and research in every area of anesthesia, but what sets Steve apart is his commitment to the truth and integrity. His work has contributed to improving quality of care and patient safety around the world."

Steven J. Barker, Ph.D., M.D., received his Ph.D. in Aeronautical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1972, and his M.D. from the University of Miami in 1981. He has reached the rank of tenured professor in both engineering (University of California at Los Angeles) and anesthesiology (University of California at Irvine, University of Arizona). He chaired the Department of Anesthesiology at UC Irvine from 1990 to 1995, and then at the University of Arizona from 1995 to 2013. He has published over 150 scholarly works, including 15 textbook chapters. Dr. Barker has served as president of the national organization of anesthesiology department chairs (AAPD) and of the Society for Technology in Anesthesia (STA), senior oral examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiology, and Section Editor for Technology for the journal Anesthesia & Analgesia. During his 18-year tenure as anesthesiology chair at the University of Arizona, Dr. Barker was active in a number of governance roles outside of his department. He also served seven years as the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Director for Academic Anesthesiology, representing all university anesthesiology departments for ASA. Since 2005, Dr. Barker has been a member of Masimo's Board of Directors and Chairman of Masimo's Scientific Advisory Board. In 2015, Dr. Barker also took on the role of Chief Science Officer of Masimo.

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About Masimo
Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) is a global leader in innovative noninvasive monitoring technologies. Our mission is to improve patient outcomes and reduce the cost of care by taking noninvasive monitoring to new sites and applications. In 1995, the company debuted Masimo SET® Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry, which has been shown in multiple studies to significantly reduce false alarms and accurately monitor for true alarms. The benefits of Masimo SET® have been proven in more than 100 independent and objective studies and it is estimated to be used on more than 100 million patients in leading hospitals and other healthcare settings around the world. In 2005, Masimo introduced rainbow® Pulse CO-Oximetry technology, allowing noninvasive and continuous monitoring of blood constituents that previously could only be measured invasively, including total hemoglobin (SpHb®), oxygen content (SpOC), carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO®), methemoglobin (SpMet®), and more recently, Pleth Variability Index (PVI®) and Oxygen Reserve Index (ORI™), in addition to SpO2, pulse rate, and perfusion index (PI). In 2014, Masimo introduced Root®, an intuitive open architecture patient monitoring and connectivity platform designed to speed the pace of innovation and reduce the cost of care. Masimo is also taking an active leadership role in mHealth with products such as the Radius-7 wearable patient monitor and the MightySat fingertip pulse oximeter. Additional information about Masimo and its products may be found at www.masimo.com.

Media Contacts:

Irene Paigah
Masimo
Phone: (858) 616-8689
Email: irenep@masimo.com

 

North Carolina's Appalachian Regional Healthcare System Selects Patient SafetyNet™ and Radius-7™

Irvine, California and Boone, North Carolina – January 13, 2016 - Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) and Appalachian Regional Healthcare System announced that Watauga Medical Center in Boone is the first hospital in North Carolina to install Masimo Patient SafetyNet, a remote monitoring and clinician notification system, and Radius-7, a patient-worn monitor that is designed to allow for patient mobility along with continuous monitoring.

"We are always looking for cutting-edge technologies focused on patient safety," said Richard Sparks, President & CEO, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System. "We wanted a system that provides continuous monitoring that wasn't restricted to the patient's room. The Radius-7 combined with Patient SafetyNet allows us the ability to keep a close eye on our patients 24/7."

Continuous patient surveillance with Patient SafetyNet has been shown to reduce the need for rescue events and intensive care unit transfers in hospitals and, as a result, can reduce costs related to these events.1,2 When changes occur in the measured values, which may indicate deterioration in the patient's condition, in addition to bedside alerts, the alert also shows in the Telemetry room and nurse's stations. This allows the telemetry technician to contact the unit where the alarm is happening immediately. Masimo Patient SafetyNet works in conjunction with Masimo beside monitors and the Radius-7 wearable monitor to provide wireless, continuous and non-invasive monitoring of oxygenation, pulse rate and respiration, among other parameters.

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System's Charles A. Cannon, Jr. Memorial Hospital also recently implemented continuous monitoring. At this location, the monitors are connected to the patient call system. When an alert goes off, it sounds through the call lights and then sends a message to the nurse's station call monitor.

"Watauga Medical Center in Boone and Cannon Memorial Hospital in Linville understand the importance of patient safety," said Joe Kiani, Founder and CEO of Masimo. "We are excited to see more and more hospitals implement continuous monitoring of their patients in post-surgical wards, as part of their patient safety protocols."

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1 Taenzer A.H., Pyke J.B., McGrath S.P., Blike G.T. Anesthesiology. 2010 Feb;112(2):282-7.
2 Taenzer A, Blike G, McGrath S, Pyke J, Herrick M, Renaud C, Morgan J. "Postoperative Monitoring - The Dartmouth Experience." Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Newsletter Spring-Summer 2012. Available online.

About Appalachian Regional Healthcare System
Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS), the healthcare leader in the High Country, is comprised of two hospitals - Charles A. Cannon, Jr. Memorial Hospital in Linville and Watauga Medical Center in Boone - a physician practice management group - Appalachian Regional Medical Associates (ARMA) - the Blowing Rock Rehabilitation & Davant Extended Care Center in Blowing Rock - and Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation. Appalachian Regional Healthcare System stays committed to promoting health in the High Country, enhancing quality of life and simply "making life better." This charge makes Appalachian Regional Healthcare System the premier healthcare system in this region. For more information, visit www.apprhs.org.

About Masimo
Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) is a global leader in innovative noninvasive monitoring technologies. Our mission is to improve patient outcomes and reduce the cost of care by taking noninvasive monitoring to new sites and applications. In 1995, the company debuted Masimo SET® Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry, which has been shown in multiple studies to significantly reduce false alarms and accurately monitor for true alarms. The benefits of Masimo SET® have been proven in more than 100 independent and objective studies and it is estimated to be used on more than 100 million patients in leading hospitals and other healthcare settings around the world. In 2005, Masimo introduced rainbow® Pulse CO-Oximetry technology, allowing noninvasive and continuous monitoring of blood constituents that previously could only be measured invasively, including total hemoglobin (SpHb®), oxygen content (SpOC), carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO®), methemoglobin (SpMet®), and more recently, Pleth Variability Index (PVI®) and Oxygen Reserve Index (ORI), in addition to SpO2, pulse rate, and perfusion index (PI). In 2014, Masimo introduced Root®, an intuitive patient monitoring and connectivity platform designed to speed the pace of innovation and reduce the cost of care. Masimo is also taking an active leadership role in mHealth with products such as the MightySat fingertip pulse oximeter. Additional information about Masimo and its products may be found at www.masimo.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes forward-looking statements as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, in connection with the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations about future events affecting us and are subject to risks and uncertainties, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control and could cause our actual results to differ materially and adversely from those expressed in our forward-looking statements as a result of various risk factors, including, but not limited to: risks related to our belief that Masimo's unique noninvasive measurement technologies contribute to positive clinical outcomes and patient safety; risks related to our belief that Masimo noninvasive medical breakthroughs provide cost-effective solutions with comparable accuracy and unique advantages; as well as other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of our most recent reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), which may be obtained for free at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in our forward-looking statements are reasonable, we do not know whether our expectations will prove correct. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of today's date. We do not undertake any obligation to update, amend or clarify these statements or the "Risk Factors" contained in our most recent reports filed with the SEC, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under the applicable securities laws.

Media Contacts:

Gillian Baker
Watauga Medical Center
Phone: (828) 268-8958
Email: gbaker@apprhs.org

Irene Paigah
Masimo
Phone: (858) 859-7001
Email: irenep@masimo.com

Masimo, SET, Signal Extraction Technology, Improving Patient Outcome and Reducing Cost of Care by Taking Noninvasive Monitoring to New Sites and Applications, rainbow, SpHb, SpOC, SpCO, SpMet, PVI are trademarks or registered trademarks of Masimo.

 

Masimo to Debut Respiration Rate in MightySat™ at Consumer Electronics Show – First Fingertip Pulse Oximeter to Measure Breath Rate

Visit CES booth 73710 for Live Audience Cycling Competition

Irvine, California – January 6, 2016 – Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today that it has added a new parameter, respiration rate from the pleth (RRpTM), to its MightySat fingertip pulse oximeter. MightySat is intended for general wellness and health applications including sports, fitness, and relaxation management.

Respiration rate, or the number of breaths per minute, is infrequently measured outside of healthcare settings because it typically requires manual counting of breaths with a timer and then multiplying to convert to a per minute rate or chest leads or straps that are not convenient to use. Fingertip pulse oximeters are being increasingly used for general wellness and health applications. Now consumers will be able to quickly and easily measure respiration rate, in addition to arterial oxygen saturation (SpO2), pulse rate (PR), perfusion index (PI), and Plethysmograph Variability Index (PVI®).

Masimo pulse oximeters are #1 in U.S. hospitals1 because they provide accurate measurements when other pulse oximeters fail, by using a revolutionary invention called Signal Extraction Technology (SET®). MightySat features hospital-grade SET pulse oximetry and also provides parameters not available on other fingertip pulse oximeters, such as RRp and PVI. In addition, MightySat offers a Bluetooth wireless interface to the Masimo Personal Health and Apple Health App to track, trend, and communicate measurements. MightySat is increasingly being used by elite athletes and teams to assess and improve performance.

"The addition of respiration rate to the MightySat is a game changer because we can now quantify breathing - a fundamental indicator of health, wellness, and sports performance," stated Olympic Silver Medalist Dotsie Bausch.

"Sometimes matches are won by a few points, and I need every breath to count," said Coco Vandeweghe, Professional Tennis Player on the WTA Tour. "MightySat makes breath tracking easier."

"We believe the MightySat will help transform the wearables market by providing fitness enthusiasts with the same valuable personal data that to date has only been available to elite athletes," said Joe Kiani, Chairman and CEO of Masimo.

"Helping athletes to improve their overall performance ecosystem is what I do," stated Tim DiFrancesco, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Los Angeles Lakers. "That requires gaining insight into the well-being of the person as well as the physiology within the person. Many objective monitoring tools fail to provide accurate and valuable information in a swift and noninvasive manner, but MightySat succeeds. After incorporating MightySat into my athlete monitoring toolbox, I see an impressive list of potential value through quantifying and measuring markers that give a more granular look at athlete readiness, fatigue/overtraining, fuel source utilization, and cardiovascular conditioning."

This year at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, attendees can visit Masimo at CES booth 73710 and observe MightySat measurements before and after a live audience cycling competition. Cycling participants will be aided by two experts, Stig Severinsen and Dotsie Bausch. Stig is a four-time World Champion freediver and holds multiple Guinness World Records, including history's longest breath-hold, of 22 minutes. Dotsie is a seven-time USA Cycling National Champion, two-time Pan-American Champion, and silver medalist in team pursuit cycling at the 2012 London Olympics. Both Stig and Dotsie will also be available in the booth to answer questions about how they have incorporated MightySat into their health and fitness routines.

MightySat is available for purchase on Amazon U.S. and Amazon U.K. MightySat with Respiration Rate will be available for purchase by the end of February 2016.

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1 iData Research. U.S. Market for Patient Monitoring Equipment. 2014.

About Masimo
Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) is a global leader in innovative noninvasive monitoring technologies. Our mission is to improve patient outcomes and reduce the cost of care by taking noninvasive monitoring to new sites and applications. In 1995, the company debuted Masimo SET® Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion™ pulse oximetry, which has been shown in multiple studies to significantly reduce false alarms and accurately monitor for true alarms. The benefits of Masimo SET® have been proven in more than 100 independent and objective studies and it is estimated to be used on more than 100 million patients in leading hospitals and other healthcare settings around the world. In 2005, Masimo introduced rainbow® Pulse CO-Oximetry technology, allowing noninvasive and continuous monitoring of blood constituents that previously could only be measured invasively, including total hemoglobin (SpHb®), oxygen content (SpOC™), carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO®), methemoglobin (SpMet®), and more recently, Pleth Variability Index (PVI®) and Oxygen Reserve Index (ORI™), in addition to SpO2, pulse rate, and perfusion index (PI). In 2014, Masimo introduced Root®, an intuitive patient monitoring and connectivity platform designed to speed the pace of innovation and reduce the cost of care. Masimo is also taking an active leadership role in mHealth with products such as the MightySat™ fingertip pulse oximeter. Additional information about Masimo and its products may be found at www.masimo.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes forward-looking statements as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, in connection with the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, among others, those related to the expected adoption of MightySat. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations about future events affecting us and are subject to risks and uncertainties, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control and could cause our actual results to differ materially and adversely from those expressed in our forward-looking statements as a result of various risk factors, including, but not limited to: risks related to our belief that Masimo's unique noninvasive measurement technologies contribute to positive clinical outcomes and patient safety; risks related to our belief that Masimo noninvasive medical breakthroughs provide cost-effective solutions with comparable accuracy and unique advantages; as well as other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of our most recent reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), which may be obtained for free at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in our forward-looking statements are reasonable, we do not know whether our expectations will prove correct. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of today's date. We do not undertake any obligation to update, amend or clarify these statements or the "Risk Factors" contained in our most recent reports filed with the SEC, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under the applicable securities laws.

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Irene Paigah
Masimo
Phone: (858) 616-8689
Email: irenep@masimo.com

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