Photo: Infusion tube in hospital ward

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Special May 2015

Tubes and company

Sometimes it's the little things in life that count. Such as when you lie as a patient in the ICU of a hospital and you are connected to a plurality of tubes. Whether infusion tube or breathing tube - we trust that these materials do their duty. Here, the often small piece of plastic is usually taken for granted. For us a reason to pick up the tube out of the shadows into the light and honor it with a special.

Tubing – High tech from the nozzle

Smaller than ever, and ever more precise and versatile – modern medical technology cannot be pictured anymore without these trends. Also, they do not only involve devices, implants and instruments, but also parts, articles of daily use and disposables. We visit Helix Medical Europe, a specialist for the manufacturing of medical tubing, and learn how flexible tubes react to modern demands.