Synthetic polymers capable of capture, storage and release of volatile anaesthetics such as desfluorane and sevofluorane.
Primary Application Area: Medical Devices
Technology Development Status: Prototype
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Value Proposition: The new material developed allows for the recycling of anaethetics gases as the material not only absorbs and stores the volatile gases but can release. This is a step forward from the commonly used activated carbon which is disposed off after use. The material may make expensive but desirable gases such as Xenon a more commercially viable anaesthetic gas, with recycling.
The material also improves the carbon footprint of operating theatres, as choosing sevoflurane in lieu of desflurane as their standard gas at work (for a 40 hour week) could reduce an anesthetist’s carbon footprint by a return flight from Melbourne to London fortnightly.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES