EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, June 8, 2012 /CNW/ - Aircraft Medical ("Aircraft"),
the UK medical devices company, today announces the launch of the
McGRATH(R) MAC 2 blade, the first disposable paediatric video
laryngoscope designed for both direct and indirect vision. The
McGRATH(R) MAC 2 is compatible with Aircraft's McGRATH(R) MAC video
laryngoscope and has been specifically designed to address the
challenges of paediatric intubation in everyday practice.
The McGRATH(R) Mac 2 blade is designed to provide physicians with a
clear view of the vocal cords to help facilitate easier intubation and
reduce airway complications. It is also the first disposable, Macintosh
profiled video laryngoscope blade for paediatric patients, ensuring it
is guaranteed sterile for every patient.
Commenting on the launch Matt Mcgrath, CEO of Aircraft Medical, said:
"We have seen a growing, global demand for paediatric video
laryngoscope technology. In the majority of cases small children and
infants are intubated using traditional non-video and non-sterile
blades, which can make the process challenging in difficult cases, and
carry the added risk of blade cross contamination between patients."
The McGrath(R) Mac 2 will be on display at Aircraft Medical's booth m32
during Euroanaesthesia 2012, The European Society of Anaesthesiology
(ESA) annual congress in Paris, France from 9-11 June 2012.
About the McGRATH(R) MAC Video Laryngoscope
The McGRATH(R) MAC is designed to address increasing clinical demand and
make video intubation technology more accessible to doctors world-wide.
Adoption of this technology has previously been limited by high prices.
The highly portable McGRATH(R) MAC video laryngoscope combines
McGRATH(R) video technology with a traditionally shaped Macintosh
laryngoscope blade, allowing the clinician to visualise the laryngeal
inlet directly and indirectly in everyday practice.
The McGRATH(R) MAC system, including handle and display monitor, meet
Aircraft's HLDi standard. Introduced in 2008, Aircraft's HLDi standard
meets, and exceeds, the strictest infection control requirements, which
include the recent advancements in vaporized hydrogen peroxide
About Aircraft Medical
Aircraft Medical is a specialist developer and producer of high quality
medical devices and is focussed on the needs of anaesthesia and
critical care professionals around the world. Aircraft Medical is
recognised as a founding member of the rapidly emerging video
laryngoscope market with its McGRATH(R) video laryngoscope products
sold globally. The Company is committed to expanding its product range
and markets in the coming years, and to building a significant new
brand in healthcare.
SOURCE Aircraft Medical
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