A closer look at suction and secretion clearance devices from Philips Healthcare, Seoil Pacific, Neotech Products, and International Biophysics Corp.

Philips Healthcare / Respirtech

A noninvasive high-frequency chest wall oscillation (HFCWO) vest, the Philips InCourage system available through RespirTech benefits patients living with a wide range of chronic respiratory challenges associated with cystic fibrosis, certain neuromuscular/neuromotor diseases, COPD and bronchiectasis. (See image above.)

Seoil Pacific Corp
+82 (2) 325-2106

Comfort Cough II, CC20, is a mechanical cough stimulator, developed by Seoil Pacific. The device uses oscillatory vibration to help clear airway secretions in patients with conditions such as muscular dystrophy, spinal cord injury, ALS, and more.

International Biophysics Corp

The AffloVest, which was introduced by International Biophysics Corp in 2013, brought a proven treatment to at-risk respiratory patients and allowed for mobility during use. The 5th generation AffloVest offers two-times greater vibratory force and a 28% weight reduction designed for better treatment and patient comfort during therapy.

Editor’s note: As of September 8, 2021, the rights to the AffloVest device were acquired by Tactile Medical.

 Neotech Products

The anatomically curved NeoSucker features a thumb port designed for single-handed suctioning. The soft, flexible material is a great alternative to rigid, hard plastic suction tips and is perfect for patients who are prone to biting down.