MEDELA AG

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Latitude 47.200388
Longitude 8.526753

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Lättichstrasse 4b 6341 Baar Switzerland
Medela was founded in 1961 by Olle Larsson and is headquartered in Switzerland. Under the leadership of Olle Larsson’s son Michael, Medela has become a global player in breastfeeding products and medical vacuum technology thanks to continued research, innovation and the evaluation of customers' needs.

Medela Healthcare aims to improve the lives of patients, doctors, and hospital staff by providing pioneering solutions in medical technology. Medela products are simple to operate. This coupled with guaranteed hygiene and easy maintenance, means that carers and nursing staff can devote more time to caring for the patient.

Medela offers solutions in airway and surgical suction, cardiothoracic drainage, vacuum assisted delivery system and negative pressure wound therapy.

Medela Healthcare: Precious life - Progressive care

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NICE Recommends Thopaz+ Portable Digital System

NICE Recommends Thopaz+ Portable Digital System
The United Kingdom’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued a medical technology guidance recommending Thopaz+ (Medela AG Switzerland) for managing chest drains. NICE concluded: "The case for adopting Thopaz+ for managing chest drains is supported by the evidence. Thopaz+ can reduce drainage time and length of stay in hospital, and improves safety for people with chest drains. Its use may also improve clinical decision-making through continuous, objective monitoring of air leaks and fluid loss."

• In multiple clinical trials patients with the Thopaz+ chest drainage system have had shorter chest tube placements and also shorter hospital stays than patients with conventional chest drains.
• The NICE resource impact assessment shows that, at a national level, adopting Thopaz+ is expected to save around £8.5 million per year in England. 

Read more: https://www.medela.com/healthcare/products/cardiothoracic-drainage/thopaz-plus

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Medicine and surgery - apparatus and equipment /  Medical and surgical instruments /  Medicine and surgery - items and supplies /  Medical suction /  Surgical suction pumps /  Fluid management system /  Fluid collection system /  Thoracic drainage /  Fluid collection bags /  Portable suction pump /  Airway suction /  Medical suction equipment /  chest surgery /  vacuum pump / 

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    > 500

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  • Year established
    1961
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