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The American Association for Respiratory Care Corporate Partner Program is comprised of best-in-class organizations interested in supporting the goals and work of the Association. The program aims to give respiratory care providers information, insights, and innovative approaches to improve performance and advance the health of their patients. Together, this move will strengthen each of us in all of our endeavors. It is with great pride that we present our Corporate Partners.



CareFusion (NYSE: CFN) delivers clinically proven products and services that measurably improve patient care and workflow efficiency. The CareFusion family of products and services is used in over 120 countries and includes some of the most widely recognized brands in respiratory care and respiratory diagnostics, including SensorMedics, Jaeger, AVEA®, Vela®, EnVe™, the LTV® series of ventilators and AirLife™ technologies.



Masimo, innovator and leader of motion and low perfusion tolerant pulse oximetry, a technology that noninvasively measures arterial oxygen saturation, is committed to improving patient outcomes and reducing cost of care by working with dedicated hospital staff to convert health care institutions around the world to Masimo SET pulse oximetry technology. They are accomplishing this goal by directly marketing complete pulse oximetry solutions to hospitals, as well as by partnering with patient monitoring companies to create innovative, cost-effective acquisition programs for Masimo SET products. Masimo Corporation is located in Irvine, California.



Covidien, formerly Tyco Healthcare, is a global $10 billion manufacturer of leading medical devices and supplies, imaging products and pharmaceuticals. The Company employs more than 43,000 people worldwide and is dedicated to working with medical professionals to improve patient outcomes. Its portfolio of leading brands includes Nellcor, Puritan Bennett, Mallinckrodt, Autosuture, Kendall, Syneture and Valleylab.



Monaghan Medical Corporation (MMC) is a leader in the development and manufacture of aerosol drug delivery devices and asthma management products. Monaghan is a supplier to major pharmaceutical companies in respiratory medicine in the United States. The company’s strength lies in product development around core capabilities in mechanical design complimented by collaboration with a state-of-the-art aerosol research laboratory. Monaghan is focused on developing cost-efficient, outcome-based solutions for our customers.

Monaghan Medical Corporation manufactures the AeroChamber® brand of Anti-Static Valved Holding Chamber and the AeroEclipse® II Breath Actuated Nebulizer; aerosol delivery devices used by respiratory therapists in hospitals worldwide. Monaghan provides solutions for effective airway clearance with the Aerobika™ Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure Therapy System; a device that can be used in conjunction with aerosol treatments.

Monaghan is dedicated to the pursuit of respiratory airway solutions for care providers and patients. Over 300 peer-reviewed articles supporting the company's respiratory management products have been published in medical journals throughout the world.

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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


Drager Medical

Dräger is a leading international company in the fields of medical and safety technology. Dräger products protect, support and save lives. Founded in 1889, in 2010 Dräger generated revenues of around EUR 2.18 billion. The Dräger Group is currently present in more than 190 countries and has about 11,000 employees worldwide. Please visit for more information.


Since 1838, MAQUET has stood for innovation and advancement in medical technologies and is a leading provider of acute care ventilators for critical care use. MAQUET SERVO ventilators are known worldwide for optimal performance, reliability, and adaptability. The platform offers all conventional modes of ventilation, capnography, and the revolutionary NAVA® technology (Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist) that allows the patient and ventilator to work in synchronous harmony.


Teleflex believes in improving the health and quality of people’s lives. We apply purpose driven innovation—a relentless pursuit of identifying unmet clinical needs—in a way that benefits patients, providers and society. Our Arrow®, Hudson RCI®, LMA® and Rusch® Brands shape our portfolio of proven medical products and technologies. These distinguished brands are united by their common sense of purpose in providing anesthesia and respiratory solutions that build, nurture and strengthen the vital parts at the heart of healthcare.


Boehringer Ingelheim

The Boehringer Ingelheim group is one of the world’s 20 leading pharmaceutical companies. Headquartered in Ingelheim, Germany, it operates globally with 145 affiliates and more than 44,000 employees. Since it was founded in 1885, the family-owned company has been committed to researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing novel medications of high therapeutic value for human and veterinary medicine. Follow us on Twitter at


Forest Laboratories

Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of New York City based Forest Laboratories, Inc. Forest’s longstanding global partnerships and track record developing and marketing pharmaceutical products in the USA have yielded its well-established central nervous system and cardiovascular franchises and an emerging portfolio in anti-infective and respiratory medicine.


Ikaria is a critical care company whose innovative therapeutics and interventions address the significant needs of critically ill patients. The company has a deep understanding of the biology of critical conditions, insight into the clinical picture of critically ill patients, and working knowledge of the needs of critical care providers that fuel their efforts. Ikaria strives to provide the advanced therapies and clinical support caregivers need to intervene in the most urgent situations.



Sunovion is a leading pharmaceutical company dedicated to discovering, developing and commercializing therapeutic products that advance the science of medicine in the central nervous system (CNS) and respiratory disease areas, as well as other areas to improve the lives of patients and their families.