NCPAP 300 from PHOENIX is a sophisticated system for providing a blend of gases to the baby in the neonatal ICU, in the delivery room and during transport. It mixes air accurately with oxygen and pressurises it before delivering it to the infant. The continuous gentle pressure of the air from the keeps the alveoli of the baby's lungs open throughout the breathing cycle and enables efficient capillary exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide to take place. The pressure recruits areas of the lung that are collapsed. It increases the amount of air remaining in the lungs at the end of a breath (the functional residual capacity). The supply of pressurised air reduces the baby's work of breathing (WOB).