Medical gas specialist Messer is working with Swedish research and development company Medclair to reduce the environmental impact of analgesic gases while also improving occupational safety for medical personnel.
As a joint project, the two companies aim for the solution to be offered wherever nitrous oxide (N2O) is used in the healthcare system, either in its pure form or as a 50:50 mix with oxygen.
Although N2O is used for a range of treatments including anaesthesia, pain management, and sedation, it is also a harmful greenhouse gas.
The partners are working to reduce this environmental impact through the implementation of two systems: the Central Destruction Unit (CDU) and the Mobile Destruction Unit (MBU).
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