Novel device to remove bubbles from IV infusion lines
Air embolism is a serious complication of IV infusion as accidental bubbles enter the venous system blocking blood flow and leading to serious adverse effects for patients, or even death. Current technological solutions to this problem include electronic alarms and in-line filters which are often unsuitable and place a significant burden on healthcare providers. The EU-funded Gasgon project aims to solve this unmet clinical need through the implementation of a new form of "vent" technology. It will introduce a mechanical, in-line, automatic vent capable of removing bubbles from IV fluids regardless of position or environment. The disposable vent will do this quickly and reliably without interfering with the prescribed dose of medications. This invention represents a major advancement over current methods of managing risk in IV infusions.
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