French Army acquires transport chambers.
Applications Technologiques Avancees, of Nantes Saint Herblain, France, has produced chambers that permit medical treatment for infected patients while negating cross-contamination of the environment.
Officials are considering other uses, including the movement of "infectious patients, such as children with meningitis, serious burn cases and inter-hospital transfers of patients with immune deficiencies," a spokesman noted.
He said the chamber is made of two half shells. One supports the patients, and the upper shell has ports for multiple manipulation gloves and two airtight entry/exit systems. It has 20 airtight connections for oxygen, monitoring systems and intravenous drips.
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|Title Annotation:||Tech Talk|
|Author:||Williams, Robert H.|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Jul 1, 2004|
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