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In hospitals, vacuum outlets are present in every room: from patient rooms and intensive care units to operating theatres.

Vacuum in medical applications is chiefly used for “suction”. This includes applications such as:
  • Wound drainage
  • Liposuction
  • Assisted wound closure
  • Chest and lung drainage, clearing of endotrachael tubes
  • Removal of excess blood during surgery, removal and collection of other bodily fluids
  • Gastric emptying
Specifically for these applications, Atlas Copco offers the mVAC: a medical vacuum system with 2 to 6 rotary vane pumps, central controller and a touch screen interface (HMI).