imageSandman Goes Online
Nellcor Puritan Bennett (Melville) Ltd customers can now browse the company product line at The recently launched Web site offers product information for the Ottawa-based company, in addition to access to an email distribution list and contest registration.With an identification name and password, current customers have access to frequently asked questions, the product catalog, and direct emailing options to technical support, product application specialists, and sales administration.

Named after the fairy-tale character who lulls children to sleep by sprinkling sand in their eyes, the Sandman line provides sleep testing solutions for hospitals, researchers, and clinicians. (800) 663-3336;

Orphan Medical Receives FDA Approvable Letter
Orphan Medical Inc, Minneapolis, recently announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has completed its review of the new drug application for Xyrem® (sodium oxybate) oral solution. It was determined that the drug is approvable for the indication of cataplexy related to narcolepsy. On the basis of the initial review, the company estimates that it could meet the requirements outlined in the FDA’s Approvable Letter this year, which will be determined after they have met with the agency. The issues to be addressed include the need for a safety update of ongoing clinical trials and for an additional acute exposure trial in respiratory compromised patients. Final product labeling must be defined and minor modifications to the company’s proposed risk management program will also be determined. (877) 351-9727;

New Digs
As big as four football fields, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare’s new facility in Auckland, New Zealand, will serve as corporate headquarters. The company focuses on humidification for patients at home, intensive care units, and hospital wards. (800)446-3908;

Pro-Tech Announces New Headquarters
Pro-Tech, Woodinville, Wash, announced that construction is on schedule for the new 16,000-sq-ft corporate headquarters in Mukilteo, Wash. The site is in newly developed Harbor Pointe Business Park, 15 miles northwest of the company’s current site. Both cities are suburbs of Seattle in the expanding high tech corridor. The new building will house the company’s manufacturing department, research and development, and administrative staff. (800) 919-3900; fax: (425) 481-5409;

Roscoe To Distribute Sharps’ CPAP/PRO
Sharps Compliance Corp, Houston, announced that Roscoe Medical, North Royalton, Ohio, is the preferred national distributor of Sharps’ CPAP/PRO® for home care markets.   Invented in 1999 by sleep apnea patient Joseph Goldstein, the CPAP/PRO delivers continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) without a mask, headgear, or straps. The system uses a boil-and-bit mouthpiece that aligns the delivery tubes with the patient’s nostrils. (800) 772-5657;