Airgas Puritan Medical has signed an agreement to be the exclusive US oxygen supplier to Numotech for its flagship Numobag.

The Numobag is a product used to deliver Topical Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.

Used as a rapid-response isolation unit for treating serious chemical, radiological or biologically induced wounds in the event of a terrorist attack, the device was used to successfully treat some of the burn victims from the 9/11 World Trade Centre attacks.

The US Government has since awarded a five-year world-wide contract for the sale of the device which is lightweight, wound-healing and disposable.

Currently the Numobag, whose key ingredient is the availability of a reliable and plentiful source of high-purity, medical-grade oxygen, is used by the military as a cost-effective addition to its strategic arsenal.

Airgas Puritan Medical operates as a dedicated division within each Airgas regional company and focuses on hospitals, home health care providers, physicians' offices and other medical customers.

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