Sleep safe

March 3, 2000

A partnership between doctors at Queen's University, Belfast, and a local medical equipment company has led to a breakthrough that will safeguard patients under anaesthetic.

A team from the department of anaesthetics and intensive care medicine at Queen's, collaborating with Armstrong Medical Ltd of Coleraine, has developed a new material, Amsorb TM. It replaces soda lime, which can lead to a build up of toxic gases in patients under anaesthesia.

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