Innovative Airfree kills airborne
allergens without fans or filters
Most coughs, colds, sneezing, watery eyes
and nasal congestion are commonly
caused by airborne allergens such as
mould and fungal spores, pollen, dust
mite allergens. Gulf residents suffer a
disproportionately higher rate of
breathing allergies and asthma, according
to the WHO’s Global Initiative for
Asthma. The majority of breathingrelated
problems are preventable by
destroying these invisible allergens and
micro-organisms in indoor air.
Airfree is a unique, patented air purification
technology designed and manufactured
in Europe. It is based on safe and
natural heat sterilisation. Airfree removes
airborne allergens by incinerating them
and then returns the air back to the room
without affecting ambient room temperature.
Airfree devices have zero maintenance,
no consumables, are completely
silent and have very low electricity
The Airfree system functions using a
patented thermodynamic system without
the use of fans,
filters, chemicals or
ceramic core, which
is maintained at a
constant 200 degrees
C, generates airflow
The air is drawn
through the system
and the heat kills
Independent tests show that the
system kills 99.9% of indoor airborne
The Airfree device is ideal for homes,
hospitals and medical facilities where air
purification is required. A single device is
used in each enclosed room. It runs nonstop.
As it has no moving parts, it is
completely silent and requires no maintenance
or cleaning, unlike the fans and
filters in standard air purifiers.
The Airfree device comes in a range of
models suited to various room sizes.
Baby Air – purifies 55m3 air; floor area
S2000 – 60m3; 20m2
Allergen – 60m3; 20m2
S3000 – 80m3; 26.6m2
S4000 – 125m3; 41.6m2
BOWA ARC 250 & ARC PLUS offer maximum safety
with argon plasma coagulation in flexible endoscopy
In connection with ARC PLUS, BOWA
ARC 250 offers an unbeatable device
system. The incredibly low 5W power
setting enables safe and fine-dose control of
argon plasma coagulation. This ensures
practically stepless control of the depth of
penetration with argon plasma coagulation.
The excellent flow characteristics of the
new flexible probes with tungsten electrode
also enables improved ignition at
compatible systems. The tips are perfectly
rounded and atraumatic. The probes are
green and thus easy to distinguish from
This guarantees even safer efficient
coagulation in areas with a higher risk of
perforation, e.g. the small intestine. The contactless procedure prevents soiled electrodes
or mechanical traumas.
The procedure is particularly suitable for
the following application areas in
gastroenterology: polypectomy, papillotomy,
double balloon enteroscopy, coloscopy, mucosectomy, rectoscopy and
gastroscopy. BOWA offers flexible probes
for various application areas.
BOWA-electronic is based in
Patient in your Pocket
CSC Healthcare EMEA, part of the CSC Global Healthcare Group,
has recently opened offices in Dubai and Riyadh and has offices
planned for Abu Dhabi, Doha and Kuwait City, as they make a
concerted push on the Middle East market. The company is a
leading provider of interoperable, scalable IT healthcare solutions
and is working with ministries of health and private healthcare
providers to transform healthcare with better information to
improve decision making.
Middle East Health spoke to Andrew Spence, director, and Femi
Ladega, director strategic engagement EMEA Healthcare, about
some of their products.
Of particular interest is the Patient in a Pocket solution, a joint
venture with RIM (Research In Motion) the maker of Blackberry smartphones.
In essence the solution enables healthcare professionals to access
and update patient information at the point of care using a BlackBerry and by doing so it increases their mobility allowing them
to see more patients in a day.
This is a trend in healthcare and “increasing mobility will
converge on universal smart phone devices”, explained Ladega.
The solution combines several powerful features in a single easy-to-use
professionals on the
move to spend more
time on front-line
In particular, it offers
secure connection to
patient electronic health records, which can be updated from the
point of care with voice, text, video and photographic data.
The Patient in your Pocket solution allows healthcare
providers to access their schedule of appointments, retrieve up-todate
information about the patient’s condition and enter new
data directly into the smartphone, either by dictating notes or
filling in forms using a ‘digital’ pen. This feature allows a healthcare
worker to do most of their record keeping while on the road.
Patient confidentiality is protected through the use of smartcard
log-on and strong data encryption.
UAE’s Grand Stores introduces
hi-tec Fujifilm products
Grand Stores – the exclusive distributor of Fujifilm medical products
in the UAE has introduced the latest additions to its
Innovative Imaging Products portfolio.
- FDR D-EVO Suite – is a digital general radiography system
which offers a lightweight ceiling supported X-ray tube and the
cassette-type portable Flat Panel Detector “D-EVO”. With the
combination of Fujifilm’s new proprietary “ISS” Technology
indirect conversion Flat Panel Detector (FPD) and Image
Intelligence software, the FDR D-EVO offers extremely high
quality images for an FPD System.
- Amulet with Stereotactic Biopsy Unit – is the world’s first digital
mammography system to be equipped with Fujifilm’s unique
Direct Conversion Flat Panel Detector and featuring 50 micrometer
pixel pitch resulting in higher resolution and low noise.
Thus, the FDR Amulet with its high resolution imaging and
stereo-tactic biopsy system provides accurate and absolute stereotactic
- Fazone CB – is a complete digital ultrasound system packed with
advanced technologies from Fujifilm. With its small and lightweight
12 inch screen, touch panel and large buttons, the
FAZONE CB provides unparalleled high functionality, user
friendly operability and advanced network solutions. It also
offers high image quality for use in hospital outpatient departments,
hospital wards and examination vehicles.
- In addition, the FCR GO 2 from Fujifilm is a flexible and highperformance
portable light-weight CR x-ray unit which offers
easy travel at bedsides and elevators. The new FCR GO 2 offers
a higher x-ray output with its new 32kW generator that can
reduce exposure time and prevent motion artifact.
seca 360° wireless – a new era
of weighing and measuring
Weight and height – their exact measurements
have made seca the world’s market
leader for medical weighing and measuring.
Now the company offers a unique
system solution that is seamlessly integrated
in modern medical practice and
hospital equipment. The new seca 360°
wireless system resolves the problems of
precise data capture, transmission and
interpretation of weight, height and other
general health parameters.
Extensive product range
seca 360° wireless is not just a single
product but a complete network for diagnostic
support. The wireless seca scales and
measuring instruments securely and
quickly transmit captured data via a
special medical wireless protocol to the
seca network. Among the products in the
seca 360° wireless system are the baby
scale seca 374, the column scale 703, the stadiometers seca 274 (portable) and
264 (wall-mounted) and the measuring
station seca 284, which measures and
weighs in a single step. seca's own wireless
protocol ensures that the individual
components securely and automatically
register themselves in the network when
they are switched on. The user can specify
where the data are to be received – on the
seca 360° wireless printer or directly on a
PC equipped with the medical software
seca analytics 105.
Precedent-setting diagnostic support
With the medical software seca analytics
105, seca puts a competent assistant at the
physician’s side. After a seca 360° wireless
product has been selected, just the press of
a key initiates the analysis and interpretation
of the wirelessly received height and
weight measurements. The seca analytics
105 thus supports early recognition of disease, assists the doctor in selecting
courses of therapy and visualizes results for
presentation to patients. In addition, the
software guarantees trouble-free integration
in an existing EMR-system.
Steris offers solution for manual
UK-based Steris, a global leader in
decontamination and infection
control, has launched BlackBox, a
compact device designed to aid
manual reprocessing of endoscopes.
This cost effective
system offers sterile service
managers an easy way to standardise
providing on-screen instructions to guide
the user through the manual steps of leak testing,
washing, rinsing, disinfecting and purging endoscopes.
BlackBox can be used as a stand-alone option to assist manual reprocessing,
or used prior to automated reprocessing to detect blockages in the internal
channels of an endoscope, and is designed for safe use with detergents,
water and alcohol suitable for use with endoscopes. BlackBox is
equipped with a printer to record the reprocessing steps performed on each
endoscope, providing an audit trail to simplify regulatory compliance, and has
four easy-access ports for straightforward connection of the endoscope during
manual processing. Individual reprocessing steps can be selected and
programmed according to either the manufacturer guidelines or local procedures
using the intuitive touch screen interface, ensuring that BlackBox fits
with your existing workflow and regulatory requirements.
Berchtold publishes new
Berchtold, one of the world’s leading developers and
manufacturers of high quality surgical equipment,
offers versatile storage accessories for their OR table
models D760, D820 and D850 from the Operon
series. The company has also recently published a
comprehensive and informative catalogue of more
than 150 components. On the 64 pages there is
reference material about standard accessories, such
as storage aids and operating elements, through to
special accessories for complex surgical procedures.
A special product overview addresses different
medical disciplines such as adipositas surgery,
orthopaedics or ophthalmology. Detailed product
illustrations graphically describe how the respective
components are fastened to the table.
Alongside this, short technical information
describes the functions of the various accessory
parts. The article number and information about
the compatibility to each OR table model
completes the catalogue.
Components for the discontinued table models D
750 and 752, as well as B 710 and 712, can still be
ordered in this catalogue.
Download the Berchtold catalogue
Carestream Health’s two new printers
address diverse needs of imaging providers
Carestream Health has two works-inprogress
- The tabletop Carestream Dryview 5700
Laser Imager for affordable high-quality film
output. This printer will deliver affordable,
desktop output of CR, DR, MRI and
CTexams onto medical film. This compact
imager will combine high quality and reliability
with low operating costs, which will
make it an attractive solution for many
clinics, imaging centres and other imaging
- The Carestream Dryview Chroma Imager,
which will reproduce colour or grayscale
images and medical documents onto paper or
film. This versatile document and image
printer will enable imaging centres, hospital
departments, and other facilities to print highquality,
low-cost grayscale and colour images
from various modalities, including CT,
CT/PET, MRI, nuclear medicine, ultrasound,
CR, DR and radiation therapy planning – to
paper or medical film.
of upload: 10th Jul 2011