Medisorb CO2 absorbent


The use of low flow anesthesia is a growing clinical trend over the world. This trend is driven by the goals of controling costs and minimizing the environmental impact of anesthetic agents. Medical soda lime is used in anesthesia system rebreathing circuits, to absorb carbon dioxide. GE Healthcare offers a broad range of high-quality soda lime products, including those that contain Medisorb.

Medisorb CO2 absorbent is:

  • Designed for safety. It only contains calcium hydroxide, sodium hydroxide and water. It does not contain potassium hydroxide (KOH). Medisorb has also a very low dust content.
  • User-friendly. The Medisorb products come in variants to help address individual needs: single-use Compact Absorbers, single-use Multi Absorbers Prepackaged Cartridges and Twin Packs of loose soda lime. All products are suitable for GE Healthcare's anesthesia systems.
  • Cost-effective. The carbon dioxide absorption capacity of Medisorb is high, which means maximum duration for every product. This high absorption capacity is achieved by the graded particle size, which has a high surface area.

Conforms with APSF recommendations

 During anesthesia administration, anesthetic agent degradation and dry soda lime can cause the production of

harmful Compound A and carbon monoxide. In accordance with APSF (Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation) recommendations, Medisorb does not significantly degrade volatile anesthetics

D-profile granules improve CO2 absorption

 D-profile granules permit a better distribution of gas flow throughout the entire absorbent bed. Because the D shape decreases the absorbent’s tendency to pack or clump, it provides greater contact (the entire granule’s capacity can

be utilized) between the patient’s exhaled gas and the absorbent.

In order to reduce risk of dust contamination or gas flowresistance during use or during transport and handling,Medisorb manufacturing techniques ensure its dust contentis minimal (0.2 % or less) and its hardness is at an optimumlevel (99 % USPXXII).

In order to reduce risk of dust contamination or gas flow resistance during use or during transport and handling,

Medisorb manufacturing techniques ensure its dust content is minimal (0.2 % or less) and its hardness is at an optimum level (99 % USPXXII).