Cardinal Health, (NYSE:CAH), is the leading provider of respiratory products to health care providers in the United States. Cardinal Health businesses develop, manufacture, package and market products for patient care; develop drug-delivery technologies; distribute pharmaceuticals, medical-surgical and laboratory supplies; and offer consulting and other services that improve quality and efficiency in health care. Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health employs approximately 50,000 people on five continents and produces annual revenues of more than $47 billion. Cardinal Health is ranked number 19 on the current Fortune 500 list and was named one of "The World’s Best" companies by Forbes magazine in 2002.


  Maquet.Inc. is the U.S. sales and service unit of MAQUET and a subsidiary of the GETINGE Group of companies. MAQUET provides market-leading medical solutions and services for Surgical Workplaces, Critical Care and Cardiovascular environments, offering a product portfolio designed for efficient workflows, safety and the improvement of patient outcomes.
Worldwide, MAQUET is the leading provider in the field of ventilation, with SERVO® the number one ventilation brand. The unmatched flexibility of the SERVO-i ventilation platform is designed for sensitivity and response for all patient categories and acuity levels in the NICU, PICU and adult ICU.


  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 timely innovations. 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 128,000 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of USD 42 billion (€27 billion) in 2007, 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 flat TV, male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at