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Our various gases

From medicinal to device gases and other non-status medical gases, Air Liquide Healthcare meets all your needs.

Medical gases

Medical gases are medication, and are subject to the market authorization procedures issued by the healthcare authorities.

They are also subject to specific pharmaceutical traceability and are delivered under specific transport conditions, by personnel trained in handling such products. Our commitment to compliance with the strictest safety and quality standards is reflected in our products and services.

We hold nine product licenses and all our licensed products are manufactured in line with the British or European Pharmacopoeia specifications. Our supply of medical gases in cylinders is fully compliant with the relevant sections of HTM 02-01.

We supply all the principal medical gases used in hospitals. All these gases are classified as Medicinal Products (as described in the Medicines Act 1968) and are classed as drugs;

Medical Oxygen - Sustains life and is used in emergency, operating and resuscitation rooms and to provide respiratory assistance 

Medical Carbon Dioxide - Is used in operating theatres for insufflation, in dermatology, blood analyses and can be used with Medical Air or other mixtures to test respiratory functions and as dry ice for sample transport

Medical Helium -  Is used for medical imaging and when mixed with Oxygen assists with severe respiratory obstruction, used as a carrier gas in analytical applications and in hyperbaric decompression chambers 

Medical Air - Is used to provide respiratory assistance, drive suction venturis and for cleaning surgical tools

Medical Nitrous Oxide - Is primarily used as an inhalant anaesthetic and analgesic agent in combination with Oxygen or anaesthetic agents

Equanox (50% Nitrous Oxide / 50% Oxygen) - Also known as gas and air, is mainly used as short term pain relief.

Special gases

Specialty Gases are high quality products, enhancing our customer’s application performance & efficiency.

Our Specialty Gases and Equipment product offers span a number of applications used in: Laboratories & Analysis, Universities, through to Research & Development.  

Air Liquide offers a wide range of products designed for your analysis and an expertise to deliver on-demand mixtures.

Devices and Accessories

We offer a range of Medical Gas Devices and Accessories to suit all your Medical Gas cylinders, including Regulators, Flowmeters and Piped Manifold systems.

To discuss your Medical Gas Devices and Accessories requirements please contact our Customer Services department.

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