Augustine Medical, Inc. Awarded Patent for Convective Warming System And Methods

Apr 20, 2001, 01:00 ET from Augustine Medical, Inc.

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Augustine Medical announced
 that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued patent
 6,210,428, entitled "System and Method for Treatment of Hypothermia" to the
 company.
     (PHOTO:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010419/BAIRHUGGERLOGO )
     Augustine Medical created the "forced air warming" product category in
 1988 with the market introduction of it's Bair Hugger(R) warming system. The
 Bair Hugger brand is the leading product in a field of six companies competing
 in the US. Forced air warming has become the "standard of care" for surgical
 patients in the US, France and Italy, and is widely used throughout the rest
 of the world.
     Scott Augustine MD, CEO of Augustine Medical, summarized the company's
 philosophy on patents and patent litigation, "The essence of Augustine Medical
 is innovation. There is no sense in being an innovative company in the medical
 device industry if you do not patent your inventions and are not willing to
 aggressively enforce your patents. Therefore, we are totally committed to
 protecting our intellectual property."
     Augustine Medical, Inc., a privately held medical device company, develops
 products that provide innovative, practical solutions to common medical
 problems. Founded in 1987, the company pioneered the concept of perioperative
 temperature management using forced air warming with its Total Temperature
 Management(R) system, which includes the Bair Hugger forced air warming system
 and the Ranger(R) blood/fluid warming system. Today, Bair Hugger therapy is
 the most commonly used perioperative patient warming therapy in the world.
 Augustine Medical also markets Warm-Up(R) wound therapy, the only non-contact
 thermal wound care system available today. Augustine Medical is located in
 Eden Prairie, Minn. For more information on Augustine Medical, see
 http://www.augustinemedical.com
 
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SOURCE Augustine Medical, Inc.
    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Augustine Medical announced
 that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued patent
 6,210,428, entitled "System and Method for Treatment of Hypothermia" to the
 company.
     (PHOTO:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010419/BAIRHUGGERLOGO )
     Augustine Medical created the "forced air warming" product category in
 1988 with the market introduction of it's Bair Hugger(R) warming system. The
 Bair Hugger brand is the leading product in a field of six companies competing
 in the US. Forced air warming has become the "standard of care" for surgical
 patients in the US, France and Italy, and is widely used throughout the rest
 of the world.
     Scott Augustine MD, CEO of Augustine Medical, summarized the company's
 philosophy on patents and patent litigation, "The essence of Augustine Medical
 is innovation. There is no sense in being an innovative company in the medical
 device industry if you do not patent your inventions and are not willing to
 aggressively enforce your patents. Therefore, we are totally committed to
 protecting our intellectual property."
     Augustine Medical, Inc., a privately held medical device company, develops
 products that provide innovative, practical solutions to common medical
 problems. Founded in 1987, the company pioneered the concept of perioperative
 temperature management using forced air warming with its Total Temperature
 Management(R) system, which includes the Bair Hugger forced air warming system
 and the Ranger(R) blood/fluid warming system. Today, Bair Hugger therapy is
 the most commonly used perioperative patient warming therapy in the world.
 Augustine Medical also markets Warm-Up(R) wound therapy, the only non-contact
 thermal wound care system available today. Augustine Medical is located in
 Eden Prairie, Minn. For more information on Augustine Medical, see
 http://www.augustinemedical.com
 
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