IRVINE, Calif., June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Masimo (MASI) CEO and founder Joe Kiani received the Ernst Young (Orange County) Entrepreneur of the Year® Award during a gala at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, Calif., Thursday evening.
Kiani is an inventor of pioneering noninvasive patient-monitoring devices, a trusted voice for patient safety and care, and a convention-breaking maverick.
Founded in 1989, Masimo has grown from a garage startup into a successful publicly traded company, employing more than 2,500 people worldwide. The company makes and markets Measure-through-Motion and Low Perfusion (blood flow) pulse oximetry technology such as Masimo rainbow® SET Pulse CO-Oximetry™ – a breakthrough platform that allows noninvasive, continuous monitoring of blood constituents and physiological parameters that previously required invasive procedures, including: total hemoglobin (SpHb®), oxygen content (SpOC™), carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO®), methemoglobin (SpMet®), Pleth Variability Index (PVI®), and acoustic respiration rate (RRa™), in addition to the Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion performance of Masimo SET® oxyhemoglobin (SpO2), perfusion index (PI), and pulse rate (PR).
In 2006, Kiani and Masimo emerged victorious after a seven-year patent-infringement battle against a larger competitor. His underdog story is a testament to the power of the American Dream. The company filed for a successful initial public offering in 2007.
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