Linde Gas a.s. also offers a complete portfolio of medical gases for healthcare applications. As these gases are classified as pharmaceuticals, strict requirements that apply to pharmaceutical products, as well as specific requirements for the product analytical control should be met by their production. The production gas facility for medical gases is separated from other industrial gas production, their cylinder fleet is separated, and medical gas cylinders also have different colour marking. The reason is that medical gases significantly support human life rescue, pain sensitivity reduction, and health care.
The most important product group that we offer in the healthcare segment are breathing gases. Mainly pure oxygen and Carbogen (mixture of oxygen and carbon dioxide) belong to this assortment. Other medical gas group are the breathing-stimulative gases. Synthetic or compressed air, mixture of helium and oxygen in the 80:20 ratio, and mixtures with stable isotopes belong to this group. The synthetic breathing gas composition might be adapted to individual conditions and requirements of customers.
Most human surgeries cannot be carried out without anaesthetic gases. Their main goal is to bring the patients into the state which their pain sensitivity is reduced in. Mainly nitrous oxide, also called laughing gas, is used for this purpose.
To meet the requirements of high-quality analytical healthcare technique, we offer gases for clinical laboratories that are applied by patient examination and, last but not least, for pharmaceutical research. Mainly highly purified, calibration, carrying, and zero-gases are available in the Linde Gas healthcare portfolio. Also diagnostic gases hold an important position. Customers have very broad spectrum of more than 150 gases available for their choice. The list of possible ingredients is continuously expanding on the basis of running research and customers’ requirements.
Our offer also includes medical gases for surgery, medical baths, cryomedicine, and medical lasers. Mainly medical carbon dioxide, liquefied nitrogen, and laser gases are applied there.
Production and distribution of these gases is subject of legislation which applies to pharmaceutical production and distribution, i.e. the Pharmaceutical Law No. 79/1997 Coll. and related rules. Only producers who have been approved by the State Institute for Pharmaceutical Control (SÚKL) carry out the pharmaceutical gas production and distribution; the pharmaceutical gas qualitative properties meet the requirements of the valid Czech pharmacopoeia. Linde Gas a.s. has been approved as producer and distributor of pharmaceuticals. Our pharmaceutical production and distribution processes meet the requirement of the Law No. 79/1997 Coll. in wording of later regulations and the respective implementing regulation. The employees in the pharmaceutical production and distribution have been trained about the correct production and distribution practices and the production equipment enables pharmaceutical production in the required quality. All production facilities are regularly inspected both by the internal staff and by the SUKL employees. Gas distribution is partly realised directly from the production plants of our company, but also via chosen contractors – sales places.
You may receive these information and other details related to healthcare gases, their packaging, and applications, from the operators of our call centre at the green line +420 800 121 121; on your request, our operators will put you through to the sales department of the healthcare segment.