Luxfer Cylinders will showcase its medical gas cylinders at the Medica 2019 Trade Fair in Desseldorf from 18th-21st November (2019).

Luxfer Cylinders’ lightweight medical cylinders, which will be displayed at the event, are used to help ambulatory patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) to live in their homes and have mobility.

Oxygen is a useful treatment for COPD sufferers with a low oxygen levels and currently around 51000 COPC suffers have oxygen therapy in their homes.

“We are investing in and researching in this area as COPD is such a problem nationally and globally,” said a Luxfer Spokesman.

“It is estimated 3.17m deaths are caused by this disease across the world each year. The Global Burden of Disease Study reports a prevalence of 251 million cases of COPD globally which is set to increase with an aging population.”

Long term oxygen therapy can improve survival rates by 40%, while 20% of COPD suffers who don’t receive the therapy could benefit from it.

These cylinders will be showcased at Medica which also takes place over the annual global COPD Awareness Day which falls on 20th November (2019).