LMA North America Corporate Profile
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LMA North America


LMA North America is dedicated to improving patient care through the sale of high-quality and innovative products for anesthesia and airway management. The LMA™ products are recognized for their proven superior clinical efficacy and the quality assured by the LMA brand. These competitive strengths, together with solid customer relationships, have positioned LMA as the leader in the global arena of advanced anesthesia airway devices. LMA products are sold in more than 100 countries through direct sales teams and independent distributors in other markets. Operations are backed by an experienced R&D team and a scientific advisory board that includes Archie Brain, MD, and several other prominent clinical consultants. LMA is committed to the development of new products and research that aim to extend the boundaries of traditional anesthesia and deliver devices that enable clinicians to consistently raise the standards of patient care.

At A Glance


4660 La Jolla Village Dr., Ste. 900
San Diego, CA 92122
Phone: (800) 788-7999
Web site: www.LMANA.com


LMA Airway Management™, LMA Atomization™, LMA EMS™, LMA Visualization™, LMA Pain Management™



Chief Executive Officer

Steven R. Block

LMA North America Family of Products

The LMA airways have a proven track record of safety and efficacy. LMA airways have been used more than 300 million times, building on a 20-year history of innovation and trust. The subject of more than 3,000 clinical references, each LMA airway has been carefully designed and tested to meet exacting standards. Today, they are used in approximately one-third of all general anesthesia cases in the United States. LMA airways are included in the American Heart Association Guidelines for Resuscitation and the American Society of Anesthesiologists Difficult Airway Algorithm.

The LMA Supreme™ is the first single-use LMA with a built-in drain tube designed to channel fluid and gas safely away from the airway. The carefully tested design provides an effective Second Seal™ that can be easily established and verified. This significantly elevates the safety and efficacy of the laryngeal mask in routine cases and makes it possible to extend LMA use to more challenging cases.

LMA Supreme™
LMA AutoFuser™

LMA Pain Management™ introduces the LMA Autofuser™ products by Ace Medical to provide postoperative pain relief for patients undergoing surgical procedures. The portfolio includes products for site-specific infusion of analgesic agents as well as devices designed for continuous peripheral nerve blocks (CPNBs). The products are compact, lightweight and easy to use and have been shown to significantly mitigate postoperative pain for up to three days. CPNB is an increasingly popular and cost-effective therapy that offers benefits over systemic analgesics and single-shot injections.

LMA also is proud to introduce the addition of the Boussignac CPAP and a line of one-lung ventilation products by Fuji Systems Corporation to the LMA Airway Management™ portfolio. The Boussignac CPAP is the first completely open system that offers patients ventilatory support, reducing intubation rates and relieving symptoms. The design of the Boussignac has allowed CPAP to become simple, lightweight and cost-effective, while still performing as effectively as much larger and more expensive equipment. The Uniblocker™ by LMA is designed for endobronchial blockade of the left or right lung in procedures requiring one-lung ventilation. Ideal for difficult airways, the Uniblocker is easy to direct and allows for smooth placement of the blocker into the target mainstem bronchus.

LMA MAD Nasal™ Intranasal Mucosal Atomization Device

The LMA Atomization™ family of products provides a simple-to-use, needle-free solution for drug delivery. The LMA MAD Nasal™ Intranasal Mucosal Atomization Device is the safe and painless way to deliver medication directly into your patient’s bloodstream without an intravenous line. The LMA MADgic Airway™ Intubating Airway with Mucosal Atomization and Oxygen Delivery is the most innovative choice to create a temporary airway to facilitate fiber-optic intubation combining atomized topical anesthetic and oxygen delivery in an innovative and elegantly designed oral airway. The LMA MADgic™ Laryngo-Tracheal Mucosal Atomization Device is the most versatile choice to administer medication across the entire upper airway and beyond the vocal cords.

LMA Visualization™ McGRATH® Series 5 and HLDi video laryngoscopes are fully portable and designed to provide a clear view of the vocal cords during intubation. A small camera with a powerful light source is located at the distal end of the blade. Once a clear image of the vocal cords and surrounding anatomy is obtained, a standard endotracheal tube is then guided by the clinician through the vocal cords and into the larynx while viewed in real time on the color video display.

LMA EMS™ offers four different rescue airway options plus a needle-free solution for drug delivery, because in an emergency time means everything. A few minutes can be the difference between life and death. LMA understands that with precious few seconds available to choose a rescue airway device, the decision is a critical one.

Services and Education

LMA North America is committed to clinical education and invests significant resources to educate clinicians through airway seminars, visiting lecturer programs and hands-on workshops. The company supports anesthesia research through organizations such as the Society for Airway Management, the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation. There are Centers of Excellence in Padova, Italy, and Singapore, and an exclusive training agreement with the Brazilian Anesthesiology Society.

LMA North America provides grants and other support to teaching hospitals. The company supplements these activities with an extensive library of clinical articles and instructional materials on its Web site and in multimedia formats.

Most recently, LMA attended the opening ceremony of the Archie Brain Difficult Airway Simulation Center, which aims to provide airway management training for health care professionals of all levels. LMA and the Cleveland Clinic have collaborated to create the simulation suite within the new Cleveland Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center. The cutting-edge simulation center has been designed to support airway management training for physicians, residents, nurses and emergency service responders throughout the Cleveland Clinic Health System.

This corporate profile was reviewed and approved by LMA North America.