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Invacare opens up new channel for Platinum

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09/07/2018

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare has joined the growing ranks of manufacturers that are going direct to consumer, in one form or another, with their portable oxygen concentrators.

Inogen’s Scribner to leave

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08/29/2018

GOLETA, Calif. – Matt Scribner, Inogen’s executive vice president of operations, will leave the company, effective Jan. 2, 2019. Bart Sanford, most recently senior vice president of operations at Cepheid, a molecular diagnostics company, will step into the role on Sept.

Invacare woos consumers in bid to build POC brand

‘(We) have to compete in a different way,’ says CEO Matt Monaghan
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08/09/2018

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare’s respiratory business has been slow to grow, even with the recent release of its Platinum Mobile Oxygen Concentrator with connectivity, but the company has plans to change that.

Inogen watches as others follow suit

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08/09/2018

GOLETA, Calif. – It will only help Inogen that more manufacturers are deciding to raise awareness among consumers for their own POCs, CEO Scott Wilkinson says.

ResMed readies to scale POC business

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08/03/2018

SAN DIEGO – ResMed plans to take a “partnership” approach with HME providers when it more widely launches its portable oxygen concentrator in fiscal year 2019, CEO Mick Farrell said during a conference call last week to discuss the company’s most recent financial results.

Providers’ DTC fears mount

‘We’re always concerned that (manufacturers) are going to cut us out altogether’
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07/27/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine – HME providers fear Philips’ recent decision to step into the direct-to-consumer space for cash-paying customers for POCs is a “gateway drug” to other product categories.

Philips shakes up respiratory business

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07/13/2018

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. – Philips Sleep and Respiratory Care has overhauled its website www.COPDinfo.com to allow insurance customers to find local HME providers and cash customers to buy directly from the manufacturer.

POCs on the rise, survey finds

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06/29/2018

BOSTON – HME providers will continue to increase adoption of portable oxygen concentrators, to the tune of about 30% over the next 12 months, according to a 2Q 2018 survey on oxygen and sleep trends from Needham & Co.

Inogen: Conversion to POCs now has ‘substance’

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08/04/2017

GOLETA, Calif. – Company officials at Inogen say they had record financial results for the second quarter and there are a number of signs that point to an even better second half of the year.

Inogen sees growth curve for POCs

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05/12/2017

GOLETA, Calif. – Are Inogen’s continued strong earnings a sign that HME providers are finally adopting portable oxygen concentrators in larger numbers?

Yes, says CEO Scott Wilkinson, but don’t get too carried away.

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