Medtronic offers flexible OEM solutions that can be integrated into a broad range of multiparameter monitoring and medical device host systems. Microstream™ technology can be deployed in virtually all clinical environments for use with intubated and nonintubated neonate to adult patient populations. 

The Power of  Microstream™ Technology

Learn how the power of Microstream™ technology is engineered to help clinicians improve patient safety and outcomes.

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An inherent property of CO2 is its absorption of infrared radiation at a distinct wavelength. Microstream™ technology uses Molecular Correlation Spectroscopy™ technology to help achieve accurate parameter measurements and clear, crisp waveforms, unaffected by the presence of other gases (i.e., O2, N2O, He, or inhaled anesthetics).

Microstream™ technology offers OEM partners:

  • Plug-and-play technology — turn on monitor, attach sample line, and begin monitoring
  • No individual patient calibration or zero required
  • Automatic adjustment for changes in ambient temperature; not impacted by temperature fluctuations
  • Low flow 50-mL/minute sample rate, engineered for effectiveness with virtually all patient types and necessary for neonatal sampling
  • 0.2-micron sterilizing-grade filter designed to reduce risk of biohazard contamination of the monitor

With Microstream™ technology, OEM partners also have the ability to integrate Smart Capnography™ algorithms into monitoring platforms.  These algorithms are designed to help reduce nuisance alarms and simplify the use of capnography monitoring. The algorithms include: 

  • Smart Breath Detection™ algorithm (SBD): proprietary filter and pattern recognition algorithm screens out low-amplitude “non-breath” etCO2 excursions like snoring, talking, or crying. 
  • Smart Alarm for Respiratory Analysis™ algorithm (SARA): functioning in combination with the SBD algorithm, SARA manages breath-to-breath variability. It is engineered to reduce the number of nuisance respiratory alarms while providing a comprehensive picture of respiratory status. 
  • Apnea-Sat Alert™ algorithm (ASA): provides key insights through summary reports of recurring apnea events per hour as well as oxygen desaturations.
  • Integrated Pulmonary Index™ algorithm (IPI): proprietary IPI combines four real-time measures — etCO2, SpO2, respiratory rate, and pulse rate — to provide an inclusive assessment of respiratory status in a single number.