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No. memsorb™ does not exhaust. Exhaustion is a limitation of traditional chemical absorbents and occurs when the granulate is no longer capable of absorbing additional CO2. Since there is no chemical reaction involved when you use memsorb™, there is no exhaustion. memsorb™ has been validated in longitudinal studies for up to 12 months, after which it should be exchanged with a new unit. memsorb™ should be removed from service once it has reached its expiry date which is clearly indicated on the device label.
Yes! One memsorb™ unit will last for 12 months. memsorb™ relies on filtration rather than a chemical reaction, so the functionality of its components allows for a much longer useful life.
You can refer to the device label located on the front of memsorb™ to know when it needs to be replaced.
The main difference between memsorb™ and chemical absorbers is the use of a flush gas. When the flush gas is operating as indicated in the Instructions for Use, there is no change to your clinical practice when using memsorb™. You can deliver and monitor anesthesia in the same way you always have.
memsorb™ is designed to work with click connectors that can be found on most anesthesia machines. If you are interested in using memsorb™ and have a large fleet of anesthesia machines that do not use a click connector, please contact us to discuss custom solutions.
We always recommend returning memsorb™ units to the manufacturer - DMF Medical for proper recycling. When you have units ready to return, please contact us for return shipping instructions and labels. If you cannot return memsorb™ for recycling it can be disposed of in your regular waste stream.
No. The membranes used in memsorb™ are inert and do not react with anesthetic vapors.
memsorb™ is currently licensed for sale in Canada. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about memsorb™ in your institution.
The outer surface of memsorb™ can be wiped down between surgeries. A full list of acceptable cleaners can be found in the Instructions for Use, which are available upon request.