Our teams took early action and redoubled efforts to transition to the MDR and comply with the new requirements applicable in the European market.
The pandemic has taken the medical world by surprise and challenged the medical device industry, putting a heavy strain on manufacturers. How does B Medical Systems juggle between the intensifying demand for reliable medical equipment and the safety of its employees?
While the world is waiting for a vaccine, it is high time to think ahead and join forces in arming the most vulnerable countries with the reliable cold chain equipment they will need to bring the pandemic under control.
In light of the rapid advancement in COVID-19 vaccine development, Seth Berkley (Gavi), Rebecca Weintraub (Harvard Medical School) and Prashant Yadav (INSEAD, Center for Global Development) have urged the world to start planning for an equally expedited distribution and delivery of the vaccine. B Medical Systems is putting its experience and network to work with innovative solutions to help achieve the priorities they set forth.
On 1 January 2020, the EU entered a new round in the fight against climate change. As the clock struck twelve, a restriction on the use of F-gases came into force – compelling all laboratories to replace polluting cooling equipment with green refrigerants.
With the support of UNICEF and GAVI, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, the Madagascar government has strengthened the cold chain of 400 hard-to-reach health centres. The solar refrigerators of the Luxembourg brand B Medical Systems will facilitate access to quality vaccines for more than 4.5 million children.
Following a thorough evaluation conducted by the American Association of Blood Banks, B Medical Systems’ blood bank refrigerators and plasma storage freezers obtained AABB’s Standards-Compliant Product Evaluation (SCoPE) recognition.
“We have been using B Medical Systems’ cooling technology for the last 10 years at least. 53 of 60 units are now in full operation, with the oldest one – installed in 2006 – still running perfectly. B Medical Systems’ technology has proven to be reliable and designed for longevity.”
Global warming is a danger for the planet but also a major threat to public health. B Medical Systems develops “green” medical solutions, which enable thousands of children to live healthy, in particular in the most remote communities that are vulnerable to rising temperatures.
This high-level event offered Luc Provost, CEO, an ideal opportunity to promote innovative and diversified medical solutions “100% made in Luxembourg” – intended to improve access to safe quality health care for all – in a country where population and region equity is a priority.
Patented and innovative technology “made in Luxembourg” shaping the future of the medical device industry
As a pioneering company, B Medical Systems stimulates innovation in the medical device industry to address unmet needs in the transport, processing and storage of temperature-sensitive materials. Its intellectual property portfolio already includes more than 100 patents and registered designs, a number that is growing every day.
From the donation to the transfusion, blood needs to be maintained within a narrow temperature range from 2°C to 6°C. At the CHU-UCL Hospital, health care providers rely on the cooling technology developed by B Medical Systems to store and transport their blood products in optimal conditions.
B Medical Systems has launched a new solution to protect vaccines against power fluctuations in countries where electricity supply is unstable. The innovative technology promises to help health centers administer safe vaccines to children at risk.
Listening to the needs of the medical world is at the heart of our strategy. In an intent to collect feedback on our new medical refrigeration solutions, we discussed with Samuel Loonus, a long-standing customer of B Medical Systems who has just acquired a laboratory freezer and validated an ultra-low freezer – two of our Premium Line models.
Continuing with its mission of saving lives, B Medical Systems has engaged in the United Nations Global Compact initiative. Our company has committed to acting responsibly in the areas of human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption, as well as to delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals through innovation and collaboration.
The Joint Medical Stores signed a partnership with B Medical Systems to provide quality vaccine and medicine refrigerators, facilitating the effective cold storage of vaccines, anti-diabetics-insulin, antivenom, and anaesthetics in Uganda.
Despite progress in past years, Afghanistan is recording a low vaccination coverage with measles outbreaks regularly striking the local population. To overcome this challenge and ensure children a healthy life, the government is enhancing the quality of the national cold chain. 300 solar vaccine refrigerators – manufactured by B Medical Systems – equip health facilities across the country.
In the wake of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Sulawesi island, B Medical Systems and its Indonesian partner donated a significant variety of medical devices to health organizations in Palu. Through this kind gesture of sympathy, we enable access to safe blood, vaccines, and medication to the families in need.
B Medical Systems is delighted to announce that its icelined vaccine refrigerator/waterpacks freezer TCW 2000 AC satisfies the high performance standards required to be listed on the Cold Chain Equipment Optimisation Platform (CCEOP).
B Medical Systems’ IT technician customer support, Pit Glodt, recently went on a trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo, where he visited 17 health centers to assess the performance of the critical cold chain network used to store thousands of childhood vaccines.