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Page 87 N E W P R O D U C T S F O R G I Physiological alarms are integrated with the drug delivery. A "yellow" alarm is triggered after 30 seconds of no respiratory activity measured by the capnometer. The unit stops propofol delivery, starts timing how long the patient has gone without breathing and, every 10 seconds, sends audio warnings asking the patient to take a deep breath. When normal breathing resumes, the device restarts the propofol delivery at a lower rate. The labeling says an anesthesia professional must be "immediately available," a requirement the company leaves to the interpretation of individual facilities. THRICE AS NICE The unique 3-monitor setup of Endochoice's Full Spectrum Endoscopy (FUSE) provides a panoramic view of colonoscopy. ENDOCHOICE Full Spectrum Endoscopy (FUSE) Traditional scopes house a fiber-optic light bundle that runs the length of the insertion tube. Advanced light-emitting-diode technology let the developers of this scope remove the fiber bundle, which freed up a lot of space in the distal tip — enough for the placement of 7 LEDs (2 on each side of the tip, and 3 at the front) and 3 CCD imaging chips. Traditional endoscopes offer a 170° field of view. FUSE gives physicians a 330° field of view, letting

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