Fre 14 jun / År 42 / Nr 1 2024

Avidicare introduces new hybrid operating room ventilation technology

Avidicare AB, formerly known as Airsonett Operating Room Innovation AB, recently moved into new and well-tailored laboratory premises in Medicon Village in Lund, southern Sweden. Avidicare has invested substantial capital (several million SEK) in order to build and equip the new laboratory with the latest technological solutions for testing practically everything that is used in today’s modern operating theatres.

Avidicare provides innovative ventilation solutions for highly infectious sensitive surgery with new technology developed in Sweden patented under the company’s own brand Opragon. Opragon is widely installed and implemented in hospitals across Sweden, the Netherlands, Ukraine, Denmark and India.

Taking the next step
The new laboratory facilities in Medicon Village enable Avidicare to take the next step in the company’s development. “We are currently testing new technology that allows for further development concerning so called hybrid operating rooms, where imaging technology and surgical procedure meet. Before the hospitals had access to these hybrid operating theatres patients would sometimes be rushed off from the X-Ray department to the Operating suite if complications occurred. This is of course neither efficient for the health care provider nor safe for the patient. The hybrid operating room is a long sought-after innovation that enables surgeons and imaging technology experts to work side by side in a whole new way”, explains Mr. Peter Ekolind, CEO of Avidicare.

One of a kind
The new hybrid operating theatres require advanced ventilation technology that Avidicare has developed and so far implemented in the Skåne University Hospital in Lund and in four hybrid operating theatres at the Universitair Medisch Centrum in Utrecht, the Netherlands
“I would say that we are unique in our line of work. Our laboratory facilities here in Lund are one of a kind; there are no similar laboratories with this level of technology in Europe. In addition we have initiated different collaboration activities in research with universities as KTH in Stockholm, LTH in Lund in Sweden but also with universities in Switzerland and Germany. This is of special interest to us as we now aim to certify our solution according to German standards”.

Setting standards high
The German regulations for medical devices and technology are among the toughest in Europe. By setting standards at this level, Avidicare can be sure to meet all other requirements in Europe concerning the new solution for hybrid operating theatres.
“We aim to develop ventilation that is far more advanced than what is available on the market today. This is an extremely important area considering the ever-increasing antibiotic resistance that is threating patient life and safety across Europe and the world”, Peter Ekolind concludes.