For decades, medical gases have been regarded as simple consumables that are delivered to the hospital and re-ordered when necessary. But rapid development is taking place. The most important change is that medical gases are equated to other medicinal products with regard to documentation requirements and requirements for marketing authorisations.
This trend is largely being driven by the European regulatory authorities, with all the checks and provisions this entails. The harmonisation of Annex 6 of GMP for medical gases and the PIC (Pharmaceutical Inspection Convention) mean that the world outside Europe is also affected.
Linde Healthcare is proud to be one of the first companies to have introduced these new standards for our pharmaceutical gases.
Linde Healthcare focuses on quality throughout its operation and holds ISO 9001 certification.
Safe handling from production to delivery
Linde Healthcare's focus on pharmaceutical quality control for medical gases, the whole way from the production plant to patient care, improves patient safety in hospitals and in home medical care.
This means as follows
We document the toxicological and clinical properties of our medical gases in accordance with the guidelines drawn up by the International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH).
Safe handling of gases
For information on safe handling of medical gases, see product data sheet and safety data sheet for each gas.