COSMED is a European Company with headquarters based in Italy manufacturing Cardio Pulmonary and Metabolic Diagnostic Equipment. Innovative products and technological “firsts” in the market have characterized its history. COSMED products are aimed for either professional or medical use for many different applications like: Hospital, Clinics, Primary Care, University & Education in Human Physiology, Clinical Nutrition, Commercial Weight Management, Sport Institutions and Health Club Industry. Currently, COSMED products range from; complete line of spirometers (PC-based, desktop, hand-held and stationary), modular Pulmonary Function equipment, Cardio Pulmonary Exercise Testing systems (cart, mobile and desktop) to Gold Standard Body Composition for adults, paediatric and infants.
Founded in 1980 and based in Rome, Italy, COSMED started growing rapidly in the early 80s thanks to the development of innovative portable electronic spirometers. This equipment enjoyed success in Europe and in the Far East thanks to important OEM agreements. The late nineties saw a real boost for the company thanks to the development of the first portable metabolic measurement device, the K4. Protected by several international patents, the K4 rapidly become the best selling equipment for in-the-field measurement of oxygen consumption among Universities, Sport Science and Research centres.
In 2003 the company enjoyed investments in the development of new products supported also by a significant growth in company infrastructure by more than doubling office and manufacturing space. Introduced during 2006, a new innovative product line of COSMED called FITMATE expanded investment and focus into the Clinical Nutrition and Weight Management, offering affordable and user-friendly metabolic measurement capability for a number of different application fields.
During early 2000 COSMED started to expand its International business incorporating subsidiaries and registered offices in several countries (USA, China, Germany, UK). In 2011, COSMED USA, Inc. completed the acquisition of Life Measurement, Inc. (LMI), a leading provider of body composition assessment equipment in infants, children and adults with its Gold Standard systems: BOD POD and PEA POD.
Supported by a constant and positive growth rate since 2000, with more than 120 employees worldwide, distributed internationally by a network covering over 60 countries, COSMED is among the most long-established and one of the first 5 manufacturing companies in the field of cardiopulmonary diagnostics market worldwide.