WHO: Leading Europe’s oxygen monograph framework


Oxygen monographs are used to provide healthcare facilities with a framework for the production of oxygen. With the Covid-19 pandemic exposing weaknesses in not only the medical oxygen supply chain, but also existing technology, new monographs can help advance future designs in onsite oxygen generation.

Providing expert insight and analysis on the current state of oxygen monographs in Europe, Dr. Herbert Schmidt, Pharmacist and part of the Norms and Standards for Pharmaeuticals Team at the World Health Organisation (WHO), spoke with gasworld during the Medical Gases Virtual Event 2022.

Guidance on oxygen 

Referring to oxygen as a lifesaving essential medicine, Schmidt said that there is no substitution. 

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