Anesthesia Safety Products, a Woburn, MA firm, received FDA De Novo Class II clearance to introduce its AirPurge System in the U.S. The device is the first available stand-alone device for automatic removal of air bubbles from IV lines. It’s intended for use both during surgical procedures and during patient recovery in the ICU/PACU.
The device is able to detect air bubbles moving through the line and sends them to a reservoir that at the end is emptied into a collection bag. It is capable of removing bubbles as small as 25 micro-liters at infusion rates up to 600 ml/min.
The device doesn’t require any intervention from the clinical staff when in operation and can reside conveniently just below a fluid/blood warmer to capture any bubbles coming from above.
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