We would like to announce the release of Service Pack 2 for flexiWare 7.2. This release resolves an issue with mechanical ventilation when used with flexiVent systems.
Description of the Issue
The nature of the issue we recently identified and resolved is such that the pressure limit was not always properly applied during Controlled Mechanical Ventilation (CMV). The issue was first introduced with the release of version 7.2, therefore users of flexiWare 7.1.1 or lower are not affected. Users of flexiWare 7.2 should note that for most experimental protocols used with the flexiVent, the pressure limit is encountered only at high levels of bronchoconstriction and elevated PEEP. Therefore, with very few possible exceptions, there should be no significant impact on the outcomes of your experiments.
There are no other changes in flexiWare 7.2.2, therefore there is no need to update from 7.2.1 to 7.2.2 for users who do not work with flexiVent instruments and CMV.
To download flexiWare 7.2.2, please log into the TechNet section of our website. Upgrading from previous releases of flexiWare 7.2 does not require a new registration code or unlocking key, however a firmware upgrade will be necessary.