Mass flow in medicine

28 Apr 2021

Axetris mass flow devices are used in a variety of medical applications:

  • Oxygenators
  • Ventilators and Respiratory


A number of components in a typical heart-lung machine require precise gas flow control. One typical component is the oxygenator, which is used for exchanging oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood during surgical procedures. Axetris offers solutions for high-performance oxygen gas flow control in medical applications in the form of meters, controllers or gas mixing manifolds.



A variety of medical devices, such as ventilators, breath analysis equipment and anesthesia delivery monitors require a quick and precise measurement of gas flow. Besides hospital applications, there is an increasing demand for gas flow control in home healthcare products, such as Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines. Axetris mass flow meters and controllers are available for use with multiple gases such as O2, Air, He and CO2. The MEMS-based design of our mass flow devices offers key advantages such as quick response and high accuracy.

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