Messer, Medclair collaborate on analgesic gases solution


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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