Let Respiratory Distress Syndrome no longer be a worry

More than 80% of newborn deaths are in preterm birth complications.1 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 worldwide.2

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 – 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.

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Seattle PAP plus – Bubble CPAP System

Seattle PAP plus – Bubble CPAP System

​​Helping infants with respiratory distress breathe easier.3
The Seattle-Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) system is an innovation which uses the proven advantages of Bubble CPAP therapy, such as oscillatory effects similar to high frequency ventilation1, 2 combined with a unique design.

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Neonatal Ventilation Accessories

Neonatal Ventilation Accessories

Dräger accessories for neonatal ventilation provide effective and gentle ventilation, reduce stress and help promote the development of the newborn.

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The simple act of breathing can be arduous for recovering patients. To give them the breathing support they need, oxygen therapies require both an accurate dosage mixture and a continuous delivery of flow - adjusted to each patient individually. With our Dräger Oxymixer, you can administer to all your patients - infants, children, and adults - ...

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​MiraCradle® is an affordable cooling device to induce therapeutic hypothermia among newborns suffering from birth asphyxia. It is easy to use, safe, light weight, portable and gives the precise temperature control of 33–34°C for a period of 72 hours with minimal manual supervision.

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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.



Get in touch with Dräger


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Pasig City 1605 Metro Manila, Philippines

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