Biox is an American medical technology company founded in 1979 known for the development of the first widely used pulse oximeter. Michael Hickey, Scott Wilber, and Bill Moe founded Biox Technology in 1979. Mr. Hickey served as the company's CEO, Mr. Wilber was the company's Chief Engineer and Scientist, and Mr. Moe was the company's Executive Vice President. Enervest, a Denver-based venture fund, funded the company. Mr. Wilber invented the company's technology and developed the first oximeter patent. This patent provided the company with proprietary protection for almost two decades. Mr. Wilber's novel development of a "normalization circuitry" proved to be a significant, long-lasting innovation that began a modern era in pulse oximetry. Mr. Wilber led the company's product development for the Biox II product line, the Biox IIa product line, and the Biox III product line. He also led the development of the first team of pulse oximeter engineers. This team later developed the Ohmeda Biox 3700 which became a standard of care product in the anesthesia market in the mid-1980s. Because the pulse oximeter is now used in almost all areas of hospital care and related fields, Mr.
Biox was the original two (Bi) wavelength pulse oximeter (ox).
The Biox pulse oximeter continuously and noninvasively estimates arterial blood oxygen saturation.
Origin: Biox was coined by Scott A. Wilber for his invention of the first commercially successful pulse oximeter.
The numerical value of biox in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of biox in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5