High safety and CO2 absorption capacity. Soda lime is essential for CO2 absorption in inhalation anesthesia machines with rebreathing systems. Drägersorb Free
As the only manufacturer of anesthesia machines who also develops and produces its own soda lime, Dräger has created a product which optimizes both performance and safety.
No formation of Compound A or carbon monoxide
High CO2 absorption capacity – Eliminates decomposition products (eg formaldehyde)
Same high level of all product performance characteristics as Drägersorb 800+
High CO2 absorption capacity
Thanks to its unique pellet form Drägersorb Free does not undergo channel formation. It absorbs CO2 evenly and is effectively utilized. In fact, due to the combination of its pellet form and porosity, Drägersorb Free has the highest CO2 absorption 1, 2, 3 of all safe absorbents.
No generation of Compound A
There is a very basic drawback to using any conventional soda lime with sevo flurane: the combination produces Compound A, which has been found to have nephrotoxic effects in animals. In Drägersorb Free, Dräger has developed a product which generates no Compound A at all, regardless of the degree of humidity in the soda lime.
No generation of carbon monoxide (under any clinical conditions)
If volatile anesthetics are used with any conventional dry soda lime, the combination leads to the formation of carbon monoxide. Since carbon monoxide is not measured by anesthesia machines and cannot be detected by users, this toxic byproduct poses a serious hazard to patients. Drägersorb Free eliminates this concern because it does not generate carbon monoxide1, 2 when used with volatile anesthetics under