Linde to display innovative nitrous oxide delivery system for emergency department use at ACEP Conference in Seattle

   Linde to display innovative nitrous oxide delivery system for emergency
                 department use at ACEP Conference in Seattle

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, Oct. 7, 2013

ATLANTA, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Linde Therapeutic Solutions will be
showcasing the medical industry's first fixed-concentration nitrous
oxide/oxygen (N[2]O/O[2]) therapy innovation in over 20 years at the American
College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Annual Scientific Assembly to be held
at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center in Seattle, Washington
October 14-16.

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The SEDARA^® Gas Mixer System is an innovative technology designed for
consistent, controlled delivery of N[2]O/O[2] therapy. It is intended to aid
procedural pain management associated with short-duration emergency and
planned procedures.

Mendy Hansen, Director of Marketing for Linde Therapeutic Solutions, said
"N2O/O2 mixtures have been used in dental and operating room applications for
decades. The SEDARA® System, however, is specifically designed for use in
short-term procedures conducted outside the operating room. Users report
success with the System in many clinical settings including emergency
departments, burn units, and urology clinics. The System offers patients
compassionate needle-free N2O/O2 administration, which translates into rapid
pain relief that minimizes trauma, struggle, and physical restraint -- all of
which help to free up precious time for physicians and staff. "

The Linde product showcase will be represented at the conference in two
locations - first in a commercial exhibit, booth #714, staffed by Regional
Managers, and second, integrated into a simulated emergency department that is
part of a new program established by ACEP, called innovatED. The innovatED is
designed to present the many stations of a fully functioning hospital
emergency department. "Our innovatED workstation #118 will be staffed by a
Linde team of Clinical Nurse Educators as well as our Medical Advisor," said
Hansen. "Our primary goals for the conference are to build awareness of the
SEDARA System and to inform and educate emergency medicine clinicians on the
value and relevance of nitrous oxide for pain management in the emergency

The SEDARA^® System delivers a fixed 50/50 mixture of nitrous oxide and
oxygen, eliminating the complexities and risks associated with titration to
adjust the gas concentrations. The device provides an option uniquely suited
to the emergency department, where effective pain management, time, and
efficiency are critical.

"The SEDARA^® System offers clinicians an innovative, alternative solution for
pain management and improving patient care," said Fred Cuffari, Head of Linde
Therapeutic Solutions."We've been receiving positive feedback from the dozens
of hospital sites across the US that are evaluating the system. Clinicians
are very satisfied with the effectiveness, efficiency, safety and ease of
operation of the unit."

Linde Therapeutic Solutions is a business unit of Linde Gas North America LLC,
a member of The Linde Group, a world-leading gases and engineering company
with 62,000 employees in more than 100 countries worldwide. In the 2012
financial year, Linde generated revenue of EUR 15.280 bn (USD 19.9 bn). The
strategy of the Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and
focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking
products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders,
business partners, employees, society and the environment – in every one of
its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The company is
committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value
and sustainable development.

For more information, see The Linde Group online at

SOURCE Linde North America

Contact: Amy Ficon, Linde corporate communications, 908-771-1491,
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