IV ExprésTM into space
(September 21, 2000)
A version of Debiotech’s " IV
Exprés " infusion pump is scheduled to make its
first space flight later this year.
part of the equipment for use aboard the International Space Station
" Alpha " the US Space Shuttle " Endeavour "
will carry one of eight " IV Exprés "
pumps delivered to NASA into orbit on November 30, 2000 (launch
time is 10.48 PM EST). This will be the 101st flight of a US Space
Shuttle and the first one for " IV Exprés ".
immediate interest of this kind of medical equipment is to provide
emergency care to the Space Station’s inhabitants in the case of
unforeseen injuries or disease.
The selection of " IV Exprés "
for that particular purpose is a significant acknowledgement of
Debiotech’s efforts toward miniaturization and reliability in its
infusion pump technology, which will directly benefit to every patient
in the home care and hospital setting.
Every Debiotech employee takes pride
in being part of this unique experience !