BMC Medical Co., Ltd. and 3B Medical, Inc. (“3B/BMC”) announced today victories in a first round of a global battle with ResMed .

“A high possibility, that the patent in suit is not valid,” the First District Court of Munich stated in a decision (official docket number 7 O 24459/13), referring to the German counterpart of ResMed’s European Patent No. 1 210 139 B1 relating to a sleep device system with detachable water tank. The Court removed the preliminary injunction based on that German counterpart, and stayed a parallel infringement proceeding until an opinion on validity in an ongoing invalidity proceeding.

Furthermore, another European patent asserted by ResMed against BMC, EP 0 661 071 relating to Auto On/Off function, has expired.

Mr. Xu, president of BMC Medical, confirmed that sleep device products with detachable water tank and Auto On/Off function will be soon available again in Germany. “We will continue to proceed with the ongoing legal proceedings, especially the invalidity actions against ResMed’s patent, while monitoring competitors’ patent portfolio. Our proactive approach has proved to be successful”, said Mr. Xu.

Meanwhile, in the U.S., the International Trade Commission (ITC) recently decided to review earlier determinations against BMC made in a 337 investigation by an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) below. The ITC apparently believed the ALJ improperly defined the scope of ResMed’s patent protection and modified the ALJ’s interpretation of key claim terms, effectively forcing ResMed to withdraw one patent, U.S. Patent No. 7,926,487, and putting the validity of another patent, U.S. Reissue

Patent No. RE 44,453 (“’453 patent”) in jeopardy. In addition, the ITC raises the question of whether ResMed satisfies the domestic industry requirement, i.e., whether ResMed even had the right to a 337 investigation to begin with.

The ’453 patent is the only patent ResMed asserted against 3B/BMC’s sleep device devices. BMC has already brought the validity problems to the attention of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and asked for an inter partes review (IPR) of the ’453 patent. The IPR is ongoing.

In China, ResMed also faces problems of overreaching patents. BMC challenged validity of seven (7) ResMed patents, and the SIPO has already declared four (4) invalid, while continuing to review the other three (3).


About 3B/BMC:
3B/BMC is a global leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of sleep devices for the treatment and management of sleep disordered breathing.

INDIANAPOLIS and LAKE WALES, Oct. 31 – 3B Medical, Inc. and CMB Solutions, Inc. announced the formation of a strategic alliance today. 3B Medical is an innovative manufacturer and distributor of PAP devices, masks and accessories whose focus is on improving patient compliance and comfort. CMB Solutions provides patient contact and compliance management software through many outcome-based product packages strictly for the HME/DME industry. Both companies have proven exponential growth this year with concentrations on being both cost effective and patient-centric.

3B Medical’s iCodeConnect cloud based patient management system renders modems obsolete with a totally free and fully automated IVR compliance capture which allows sleep data to be transferred easily by patient or provider engagement. The integration of 3B’s iCode with CMB Solutions’ cloud-based system allows mutual clients an automated and efficient platform with real-time proven compliance even for same-day order processing due to their seamless integration with multiple billing software and fulfillment services. This means a huge savings for the HME/DME who will no longer have to look between billing system, compliance system, patient contact system and fulfillment system to process orders. CMB Solutions will continue to offer client-branded compliance and quality assurance surveys for all product lines, but will include iCode entry into their live call, email, text and IVR scripts. This will populate back into iCodeConnect for detailed compliance reporting for its users.

CMB Solutions’ CEO, Asif Kidwai, PhD, states, “These expanded capabilities allow the HME/DME to access CMS-compliant data from a single source with ours being the most comprehensive within the industry. We are excited to partner with 3B Medical to continue to bring added value and new efficiencies to this market”. Reporting data will easily migrate between the two systems for optimized patient management AND care on or before December 2014.


About 3B/BMC:
3B/BMC is a global leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of sleep devices for the treatment and management of sleep disordered breathing.

About CMB Solutions:
CMB Solutions is the homecare industry-leading, client-customized, hybrid patient management system for patient education, compliance and replenishment of all HME product lines.

Contacts: For News Media

Rebecca Velazquez
3B Medical, Inc.
21301 Hwy 27 Lake Wales, FL 33859 Email: Tel: (863) 226-6285 ext. 108

Most of us who have worked on the delivery side of healthcare as a health professional have been trained on aseptic technique. cleaning lab or patient treatment areas is standard practice. The COVID-19 pandemic is turning what was once a healthcare practice into standard office practice.

At 3B Medical we have adopted a strict protocol to protect our employees. What benefit is gained from handling your phone, washing your hands, and then picking up your phone again? Absolutely none. For that reason, anyone visiting 3B will notice a Lumin on the front counter. We require employees and visitors to deposit their keys and cellphones in Lumin prior to washing their hands. In addition, everyone volunteers to clean common areas (i.e. door handles and counter tops) twice daily.

We already know that UV-C light is extremely effective against most viruses. We just commissioned an outside lab to test Lumin specifically against Human Coronavirus. We expect those results to become available in 2-3 weeks and will share them with anyone interested. On influenza and e-coli, recent testing received a confirmed reduce of 99.9997%, which is a remarkable result.

3B Medical Named in Top 100 of Florida’s Fastest Growing Companies

Inc. magazine today revealed that 3B Medical, Inc. is No. 93 on its inaugural Inc. 5000 Series: Florida list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing Florida-based private companies. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the Florida economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. The companies on this list show stunning rates of growth across all industries in Florida. These 250 private companies had an average growth rate of 302 percent and, in 2018 alone, they employed more than 56,000 people and added $12.6 billion to the Florida economy.

Aer X brings functionality and style to the POC marketplace.

3B Medical is pleased to announce the Aer X. Aer X will introduce the world to a smaller, lightweight and more convenient portable oxygen option. 3B has invested years in bringing the most up to date technology to market.

The only POC equipped with Active X technology. The Active X algorithm follows a patient’s breathing, increasing oxygen delivery as needed as respiration rate increases. The Aer X was designed with active users in mind who aren’t ready to give up their physical lifestyle regardless of their diagnosis.

Safety and efficacy features are a bonus built right in. Our U.S. Patent Pending magnetic cannula port disengages if a patient trips or gets their cannula hooked on an object to prevent both patient injury and device damage. The magnetic break away is just one of many design innovations pioneered by 3B Medical. The Aer X was designed to simplify the patient experience, with easy to change sieve cartridges and filters.

Want accessories? 3B has fashionable carry bags and packs, fun multi-colored cannulas and much more to come. Make wearing the Aer X POC a statement! Available for ordering March 2020.

Contact your sales representative or 3B Medical directly for pricing and availability. Request More Information

The Siesta full face mask is a welcomed addition to 3B’s interface lineup.

Following in its very successful little sibling’s debut in 2019, the Siesta full face hits the market this month. We invite you to try the newest design in full face mask comfort. Completely unobstructed line of sight with no forehead brace and a newly devised headgear makes this mask an automatic winner for your patients.

The Siesta full face cushion is interchangeable on the frame and has some radically unique design changes. The silicone of the cushion contains ventilation holes to ensure quiet exhalation and the cushion itself is easily changed regardless of your customers dexterity issues due to the easy grip plastic housing. Available in small, medium large and an all size kit. Contact 3B or your sales rep for info.

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3B Medical Welcomes Dave MacDougall as Chief Operating Officer

We are pleased to announce the hiring of Dave MacDougall as 3B’s Chief Operating Officer (COO). A graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Dave brings over 30 years of experience in leadership primarily in the health care industry to the Company.

Dave comes to 3B Medical from United Health Services (UHS), a market leading health system in Upstate New York. In his capacity as Senior Vice President and System Chief Financial Officer, Dave led all finance and IT areas and was very involved in strategic planning, growth strategies and operations for UHS.

Prior to his tenure at UHS, and more locally, Dave was the CFO at Winter Haven Hospital, a 711-bed facility. Dave merged his financial and strategic operational experience to guide the hospital through a rapidly changing regulatory landscape to profitability securing the long-term vibrant success that continues to this day. Dave also has an entrepreneurial and consulting background and looks to bring those sreduces to 3B Medical to work collaboratively with our team to help continue driving 3B’s aggressive growth.

3B Medical’s Statement on Use of Ozone with Our Devices

3B Medical, following similar actions by industry competitors, has revised its warranty policy. In our view, use of ozone (“activated oxygen”) is incompatible with use by respiratory patients (i.e. COPD, asthma, etc) in the home. Ozone, even in trace amounts, is an extremely strong lung irritant. We have patient safety concerns, as well as concerns about degradation of polymers and potential motor damage to our devices. Effective March 1st, damage to 3B sleep devices caused by exposure to ozone will be specifically excluded from warranty coverage.

Lake Wales, FL April 22, 2015 – The Luna family of PAP devices is designed to offer patients the latest enhancements in sleep therapy while innovative compliance management technology allows for better patient management.

The Luna sleep products offer more, free remote compliance reporting options than any other PAP device on the market. In a series of new innovations from 3B, the Luna brings both Wi-Fi wireless communication and QR Coding to sleep therapy. “Wi-Fi technology offers the ability to capture more data with greater efficiency, said Joe Toth, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Wi-Fi is typically faster, more reliable and, most importantly, absolutely free. With the continued developments in Wi-Fi technology and the ever growing need for more detailed and comprehensive data, we feel Wi-Fi is not only the better choice today, but tomorrow as well”, said Toth.

Luna also incorporates QR Coding. The ability to capture and immediately transfer compliance data through any smart device brings yet another unique innovation to the market. Luna integrates into 3B Medical’s cloud based patient management system, iCodeConnect, which features Patient TouchPoint, a completely configurable, early intervention patient compliance coaching system. TouchPoint allows for clinicians to define individual protocols to allow them to more quickly and easily recognize potential issues with a patient’s compliance. The Luna continues 3B Medical’s efforts to increase patient compliance and restore profitability to the sleep marketplace by offering products that provide greater flexibility, functionality and efficiency at lower cost.