We are a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a range of innovative healthcare devices which incorporate unique features to improve patient care.
Fisher & Paykel entered the respiratory care market in 1971 with the development of a unique respiratory humidifier system for use in critical care. We now offer a broad range of products and systems for use in respiratory care, the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, neonatal care and operating rooms.
A RECORD OF GROWTH
Our people, clinical research, leading technologies and expanding markets have driven our growth with a focus on increasing shareholder value.
Our headquarters, research and development and manufacturing facilities are based in New Zealand.
In total, our products are sold in more than 120 countries either directly by our offices or through distributors and OEMs. We support our customers with sales and marketing operations located in 30 countries.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
We believe that product development and clinical research are critical to our success. A significant proportion of our New Zealand based workforce is engaged in clinical research and product and process development.
We operate principally in the growing respiratory, sleep disordered breathing, critical care and operating room markets. Our products currently include:
Humidifiers, breathing circuits, interfaces and accessories.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) treatment: Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) flow generators, CPAP humidifiers, chambers, masks and accessories.
Infant warmers, infant resuscitators and accessories.
We offer a broad range of heated humidification products and systems for use during the treatment of respiratory conditions by ventilation or oxygen therapy. Our products include respiratory humidifiers, single-use and reusable chambers and breathing circuits and accessories.
Incorporating patented and other proprietary technologies, our products are designed to overcome many of the challenges of effectively creating, controlling and delivering gases to a patient's airway at close to physiologically normal levels of temperature and humidity.
Our products incorporate technologies designed to reduce the level of required caregiver intervention in the humidification process, and we believe may decrease the risk of infection, improve patient recovery rates and reduce patient care costs.
OSA CPAP DEVICES
We offer continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, therapy products and systems for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, a disorder which disrupts a person's breathing during sleep.
Our products include integrated flow generator-humidifiers, heated humidifiers for use with flow generators produced by other manufacturers, chambers, masks and other accessories. Our humidifier products utilize our core expertise in heated humidification and are designed to alleviate the side effects often associated with CPAP therapy.
We believe that our products improve patient comfort and acceptance of CPAP therapy, contributing to an increase in its overall effectiveness.
The sleep disordered breathing market is growing rapidly. It is estimated that at least 12 million people in the USA, and many millions more worldwide, suffer from obstructive sleep apnea.
NEONATAL CARE DEVICES
We have a range of warmers; resuscitators and respiratory care devices that are used to improve outcomes for newborn infants requiring special care.
Our neonatal radiant warmers maintain the baby's temperature at the optimum point for the baby's development. Clinical studies indicate that neonatal outcomes are improved significantly by early and effective warming.