BRANFORD, Conn., Sept. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CAS Medical Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CASM) (CASMED), a leader in medical devices for non-invasive patient monitoring, today announced it recently recorded the first commercial sale of its next generation FORE-SIGHT ELITE™ Cerebral Oximetry products. The Company received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for the ELITE in mid-April and began a controlled product introduction in August with select customers for evaluation purposes.
"We are on track with our rollout of the ELITE and are very pleased with the customer response thus far," said Thomas M. Patton, President and Chief Executive Officer of CASMED. "With ELITE's new features, lower production cost, and even greater accuracy, we have widened our competitive advantage. Commercial sales began following a successful evaluation period in which FORE-SIGHT ELITE was utilized in surgery at some of the country's finest hospitals and after completing comprehensive sales training with our distribution partners around the world. We believe the ELITE can increase our share of the market and also drive overall market growth by helping establish cerebral oximetry as a standard of care."
The FORE-SIGHT ELITE is lighter and more portable than the prior model and includes several important new features for customers, such as ability to monitor four channels of patient information; a larger, higher contrast viewing screen; and intuitive touch-screen controls. A revolutionary system using five wavelengths of light to interrogate tissue under the sensor allows the ELITE to measure oxygenation at levels of accuracy previously not seen.
"Monitoring cerebral oximetry is a critical element of our treatment protocols for many of our surgical patients. Therefore, it is incumbent upon us to use the best monitoring solutions available," said Gregory Fischer, M.D., Director of Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Interim Director Cardiothoracic Intensive Care, and Professor of Anesthesiology & Cardiothoracic Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. "From our early investigational work with the product through our initial clinical use, it appears that FORE-SIGHT ELITE sets a new standard for accuracy and ease of use in cerebral monitoring."
About CASMED® – Monitoring What's Vital
CASMED is a leading developer and manufacturer of medical devices for non-invasive patient monitoring. The Company's FORE-SIGHT® Absolute Cerebral Oximeter provides a highly accurate, non-invasive, continuous measurement of absolute cerebral tissue oxygen saturation. Direct monitoring of tissue oxygenation provides a superior and powerful tool to alert clinicians to otherwise unrecognized and dangerously low levels of oxygenation of the brain and other tissues, thereby allowing them to intervene appropriately in the care of their patients. In addition to FORE-SIGHT Oximeters and accessories, the Company provides a line of bedside patient vital signs monitoring products, proprietary non-invasive blood pressure monitoring solutions for OEM use, neonatal intensive care supplies, and service. CASMED products are designed to provide unique monitoring solutions that are vital to patient care. For more information regarding CASMED, visit the Company's website at www.casmed.com.
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