Medtronic SpO2 sensors vs. Third-Party sensors

If you think remanufactured and reprocessed sensors are the same, take a closer look. Medtronic put 160 sensors — originally manufactured by Medtronic and later reprocessed by Stryker — through the same tests we use for Medtronic-produced new and remanufactured Nellcor™ pulse oximetry sensors. 20% of Stryker’s sensors failed visual inspection and would be considered out-of-the box failures.

Remanufactured versus reprocessed: there is a difference.

What is the Medtronic remanufacture program?

When you purchase sensors through our remanufacture program, you’ll receive sensors that are remanufactured to the same original quality specifications as new Nellcor™ pulse oximetry sensors.1,2 For every qualifying sensor you return, you can purchase one remanufactured sensor. Each sensor goes through 50 proprietary procedures and specification checks. While other reprocessors may reprocess multiple times, Nellcor™ pulse oximetry sensors are remanufactured only once to ensure each sensor is the same in accuracy and performance as our new sensors.1,2

How do I incur about this program to save the cost?

Please fill out the form below. Our representative will contact us to provide more information about this program, cost savings, and program requirements.

Program Requirements

  • Sensor return requirement -to participate in the Nellcor™ pulse oximetry sensor sustainability program, a participating facility must return no less than 85% of its collected, used sensors to Medtronic (through the Cardinal Health recycling buckets).
  • For a committed Nellcor™ pulse oximetry account, participating the facility must maintain at least 85% of its pulse oximetry purchases with Medtronic.

  • Nellcor™ pulse oximetry sensor sustainability programs are only available in the United States.

  • The Nellcor™ pulse oximetry monitoring system should not be used as the sole basis for diagnosis or therapy and is intended only as an adjunct in patient assessment.

  • 1. IFU-Part No. PT00053377 Rev B 2017-08. MAXA accuracy for adults.

  • 2. Nellcor™ Pulse Oximetry Oxygen Saturation Accuracy Specification Grid. Part No. 10091796 Rev B 01/2013. When used with Nellcor™ monitors. For use with other manufacturers' monitors, obtain relevant information from those manufacturers. All accuracies are expressed as ± "X" digits. Pulse oximeter equipment measurements are statistically distributed; about two-thirds of pulse oximeter measurements can be expected to fall in this accuracy range.