Carbon dioxide is a colourless, odorless, non-flammable and an asphyxiating gas. During expansion, carbon dioxide can be cooled down below sublimation temperature. The Medical Carbon Dioxide supplied by Messer meets the requirements of the European Pharmacopeia and is registered by Messer as a medical device in various Messer’s subsidiaries.
Medical Carbon Dioxide can be applied in various indication areas:
Internal usage: the gas is used in gaseous form as an insufflation gas for minimally invasive surgery such as laparoscopy, endoscopy and arthroscopy to enlarge and stabilise the body cavities. This results in a better view of the surgical field.
External usage: in cryotherapy and cryoneurolysis, liquified gas at -76 degrees Celsius is applied to the skin for pain relief. In addition, the product can be used for carbon dioxide baths as a remedy against low hypertension, vascular diseases, cardiovascular disorders etc. to generate analgesic effects and increase blood circulation.