Let Respiratory Distress Syndrome no longer be a worry

More than 80% of newborn deaths are in preterm birth complications1. Preterm birth complications are often due to underdevelopment organs, among which the lungs. This may lead to Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS).

According to more than 100 experts who contributed to the report, representing almost 40 UN agencies, universities, and organizations, an estimated 75% of those preterm babies who die could survive without expensive care if a few proven and inexpensive treatments and preventions were available worldwide2.

Bubble CPAP and its proven advantage

The Bubble Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (bCPAP) was introduced in 1973 by Jen-Tien Wung, a professor of clinical anaesthesioogy in Pediatrics at Columbia University college of Physician and Surgeons. This system offers safe, efficient, and cost-effective treatment of respiratory difficulties in neonates.  The bCPAP is commonly use in NICU to help treat with baby Respiratory Distress Syndrome. (RDS)1.   

  • Patient safety: Safety tube lock avoids unintended changes of the PEEP level
  • Ease of use: The water trap in the expiratory limb prevents unwanted pressure peaks due to condensation in the expiratory limb2-
  • Improving clinical outcomes: The 135 degrees angle in the submersed tubing increases the amplitude of oscillations, thus providing effects similar to high frequency oscillatory ventilation for improving gas exchange and offer more efficient respiratory support compared to other method of non-invasive respiratory support.3,4
  • Enhance patient experience: Heated wire Better humidification and less condensation in the tubing – This means that there’s little or no presence of water in the hose, which decreases the risk of infection and water going to baby.

Seattle PAP System

  1. Safety tube lock to avoid unintended changes of the CPAP level
  2. Settings are clearing indicated to avoid errors
  3. Water level adjustment port
  4. Container with high water capacity
  5. 135°C angel for high amplitude and lower frequency oscillations

Babyflow Plus

  1. Adjustable angle to ensure best possible fit of masks and prongs
  2. Streamlined bed that can be optimised to reduce the work of breathing
  3. Quality hoses that’re flexible and kink resistant smoothbore hoses
  4. High quality interface ensuring optimal fit by choosing mask or prongs
  5. Headgear that has innovative silicone imprints to ensure a stable fixation and is flexibility through Velcro cosures


  1. Integrated 02 monitor to ensure accurate O2 supply
  2. Flowmeter to set appropriate flow
  3. Integrated blender to set the appropriate O2 concentration for supply
  4. 9/16” standard connection to connect hoses


Seattle PAP – Bubble CPAP System

Learn more from our short clip of how our Seattle PAP, a non-invasive solution, helps infant with respiratory distress breathe easier showing

Seattle PAP – Interview with Anita Zaidi from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

“In lower- middle income countries and low income countries, right now, a very big cause of death is premature births, that don’t have the support that they need” Anita Zaidi, Director, Vaccine Development, Surveillance and Enteric and Diarrheal Disease programs, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, describes the challenges that new-borns face in lower-middle income countries and how the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is committed to enable a healthy and productive life for children all over the world. According to her, “something like Seattle PAP could really be a game changer in these situations”.

Dr. Bogale Worku - Bubble CPAP

Bogale Worku, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health, explains the basic operation and the importance of Bubble CPAP.  Bubble CPAP is relatively a new introduction, which basically is a way of oxygen delivery to reduce the work of breathing. The CPAP will support in breathing and different studies have shown it’s not only supporting the babies, but it helps in recruiting alveoli. CPAP is really an innovative way of supporting babies who are severely having respiratory distress.


Learn how Draeger Bubble CPAP’s effect of angle on oscillation and angle of Bubbleator can significantly reduced WOB.

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Seattle PAP Plus


BabyFlow Plus


Babyleo TN500


Babylog VN500


Seattle PAP – Where did the name come from?

The inventor of the Seattle PAP, the Seattle Children’s Research Institute, licensed the exclusive production of the Seattle PAP to Dräger in 2017. Since then, Dräger and Seattle Children's have worked closely together to launch this patented innovation. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) provided funding for the clinical trials led by Seattle Children’s.

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