In 1888, Dr Allen DeVilbiss founded DeVilbiss Manufacturing. Allen DeVilbiss was a country doctor with simple values. The kind of doctor who tried to make life easier for the folks he treated by finding better ways to care for them. Such was the case more than a century ago when he developed the first DeVilbiss atomizer, which made it possible to spray medication in a patient’s nose and throat and eliminated the necessity for unpleasant and inefficient swabbing.
While the new atomizer was an instant success, the market at that time seemed to be limited, and Dr. DeVilbiss could not find anyone who would manufacture the device. As a result, he formed an individual proprietorship known as The DeVilbiss Manufacturing Company, in Toledo, Ohio to make the atomizer. Soon he perfected and patented an adjustable tip to control the spray, which increased its usefulness tremendously.
The DeVilbiss Model 15 atomizer – one of the first models manufactured in the new company – and many other earlier inventions are still part of the DeVilbiss Healthcare product portfolio today.
DeVilbiss Healthcare is a global manufacturer and distributor of respiratory therapy products and has established a reputation for excellence, both for the products themselves and also the high quality after sales service.
Working closely with commercial partners, clinical customers and private patients, DeVilbiss Healthcare continues to develop highly reliable quality products and services in the oxygen and aerosol therapy markets, as well as designing and manufacturing innovative products for the sleep therapy market.