Removing contaminants in the air is an important safe-guard to health & well-being, especially small invisible particles such as bacteria (typically 1-20 microns size) and viruses (typically 0.1-0.5 microns size). 

This is specially so for medical and surgical applications as patients are more vulnerable to the exposure of harmful particles. For example, healthcare devices such as continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices are used to treat patients suffering from sleep apnea and require air filters to ensure the patient receives clean, healthy air throughout the night. Some of these devices are fitted with additional medical masks that incorporate extra filter layers. Latest 2018 World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates indicate that there are over 940 million people worldwide who suffer from impacts of sleep apnea, nearly 10 times more than previous WHO estimates from 2007.

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Helix™ Filter Media provides a high level of protection against harmful airborne particles with exceptionally low airflow resistance to ensure the device motor channelling the air is not compromised. Not only do Helix™ Filters capture the airborne particles, the natural wool fibres also resist bacteria growth on the filter itself. If a greater level of protection against bacteria is required, an additional active bacteria-killing coating can be added to ensure the filters remain healthier for longer.

Contact us today to see how our filters can benefit your healthcare application.

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