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At Praxair, we offer a full line of medical gases in high pressure and liquid cylinders distributed under the Medipure™ brand name. Praxair’s Medipure™ medical gases, regulated by the Food and Drug Administration as drugs, are produced in accordance with the FDA’s Good Manufacturing Practices and Praxair’s high-quality standards. All of the following designated medical gases alone or combinations thereof, meet USP/NF requirements and offer high levels of purity and consistency.

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Oxygen USP

Praxair is a longtime provider of USP grade oxygen and bulk oxygen storage equipment to medical facilities for the treatment or prevention of insufficient oxygen in the blood. Indication for use: hypoxemia and hypoxia.

Medical Air USP

Medical Air USP is used extensively in the ICU, PICU and NICU areas and with pulmonary nebulizers, as indicated for hyperoxia to reduce the risk of excess oxygen in the lungs or other body tissue during mechanical ventilation or surgical procedures.

Nitrogen NF

Nitrogen NF is indicated for hypoxic challenge testing and is often used in preflight lung testing to measure a person’s response to a simulated aircraft cabin environment. It is also used to power medical devices, as a cryogen to freeze and preserve blood, tissue and other biological specimens, and to freeze and destroy diseased tissue in cryosurgery and dermatology.

Nitrous Oxide USP

Nitrous oxide USP is indicated for analgesia. Commonly used by the healthcare industry as an analgesic, an adjunct to anesthesia, and as a cryogen in cryosurgery.

Helium USP and Heliox USP

Mixtures containing helium USP is indicated for the treatment of fixed partial upper obstruction or increased airway resistance helping patients breathe easier. It is also used in liquefied form to help MRI machines reach a super conductance state in order to produce high-resolution body images without radiation exposure.

Carbon Dioxide USP

Carbon dioxide USP is indicated for use in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation therapy or respiratory simulation. 

Carbon Monoxide

Used in trace amounts, carbon monoxide is indicated for lung diffusion testing to assess lung gas exchange function.