Philips Respironics SimplyGo portable oxygen concentrator now available in multiple markets

June 29, 2012

 

Suresnes, FRANCE –   Philips Respironics, a unit of Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI), is releasing its latest advancement in oxygen therapy in multiple markets, after its release in the USA earlier this year. SimplyGo is the only portable oxygen concentrator (POC) to offer user-triggered and continuous flow in a design of fewer than 5 kg (10 pounds), thus offering a unique solution to homecare providers and physicians looking at managing the therapy and lifestyle needs of their oxygen users.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Chronic Respiratory Failure patients on oxygen prescription should use their oxygen device for at least 15 hours a day to improve their quality of life and long term survival . “Philips Respironics’ oxygen solutions give patients the choice to select the best fitted solution to help them in the observance of their oxygen therapy while still being in harmony with their lifestyle”, said Mats Dahlquist, Vice President Home Healthcare Solutions International.

Like all POCs, SimplyGo delivers pulse-dose oxygen, a burst of oxygen triggered when the user starts to take a breath. SimplyGo is also capable of delivering oxygen continuously, similar to stationary concentrators used at home. With an oxygen output up two liters per minute, SimplyGo can meet the needs of nearly all oxygen users including those who are highly active or require continuous flow.

Philips Respironics is dedicated to offering a variety of innovative products that improve treatment and increase mobility for oxygen users, streamline business operations, and simplify therapy. SimplyGo is an essential addition to Philips’ extensive line of home oxygen products. It’s a new breed of portable concentrator that simplifies the care and management of nearly all oxygen users.

SimplyGo comes with an attractive, functional carrying case; fold-up mobile cart; intuitive, easy-to-read screen; and detachable accessory bag. It offers outstanding flexibility with its detachable battery that can be recharged anywhere there is a power source, even in the car. Philips designed its latest POC with reliability, ruggedness in mind. SimplyGo has been rigorously tested in extreme conditions including impacts, vibrations and temperatures to deliver reliable performance through patients’ day-to-day activities.

  SimplyGo can adapt to most oxygen patients’ needs while providing them with the independence to enjoy time away from home for the day, for work, for a weekend or long vacations. The benefits of SimplyGo also extend to homecare providers with flexible service programs or warranty options of two-, three-, or five-year to meet their individual business needs. SimplyGo’s design and comprehensive service tools also allow technicians to perform work right on site, if they choose.

This newest innovation from Philips Respironics provides oxygen patients with greater mobility and simplicity to help improve their lives. For more information, visit www.philips.com/ReadySetSimplyGo.


1 Long term domiciliary oxygen therapy in chronic hypoxic cor pulmonale complicating chronic bronchitis and emphysema, Report of the medical research council working party, 1981

For further information, please contact:

Sabine van Deursen
Philips Healthcare Communications
Tel: +31 (0)615043894
Email: sabine.van.deursen@philips.com


Manuela Leurent
Philips Home Healthcare Solutions
Tel: +33 1 47 28 30 84
Email: Manuela.leurent@philips.com

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About Royal Philips Electronics

Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of “sense and simplicity”. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs approximately 122,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 22.6 billion in 2011, the company is a market leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for personal well-being and pleasure with strong leadership positions in male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.

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