B. Braun Medical announced that it has acquired US patent
7,933,780, which was issued April 26, 2011, and two pending applications,
providing the company patent rights related to enhanced communication between
medical devices and hospital information management systems through wireless
“The addition of this patent further broadens our
existing patent portfolio, which includes barcoding and wireless communication
between IV pumps and hospital information management systems,” said Gale
White, vice president of Infusion Systems Division for B. Braun Medical.
The technology covered by the patent is related to
bedside point-of-care (BPOC)
applications, which allows for seamless communication between medical
devices and hospital information management systems, and ultimately makes the
clinician’s job easier.
Specifically, the technology covered by the patent allows
for greater connectivity options for B. Braun’s Outlook Safety Infusion System
and Space Infusion Pump System smart pump product lines integrating with BPOC