A new medical device which uses liquid oxygen and ensures patients breathe a little easier has received regulatory clearance and could soon be ready for the medical market.

US company Inspired Technologies, which recently changed its name from COPD Partners, is now getting its VIAspire oxygen liquefier ready for the market, after receiving approval from the Food and Drug Administration and recently demonstrating the device at a health care products convention in Orlando.

The VIAspire unit uses liquid oxygen as it is lighter in weight and lasts longer than traditional cylinders of oxygen, also delivering more oxygen as a patient’s mobility increases and reducing feelings of breathlessness and potential anxiety.