October 17, 2016

Looking back on a long and storied history of medical breakthroughs, we’re inclined to remember the discoveries that take the form of lifesaving solutions: penicillin, the polio vaccine, radiotherapy, antiretroviral drugs. Our minds turn almost naturally to the game-changing inventions designed to cure or prevent disease; rarely do they conjure up those that sow the […]

Read More

Service Notes | March 8, 2018

Recently we have received feedback from hospitals about the UAM oxygen concentrator shutting off intermittently.  The great news is that there is a very quick and easy fix!  A voltage stabilizer should be used with EVERY UAM!   The UAM is designed to operate on a 220 Volt electrical supply and it has a built in […]

Read More

September 29, 2016

The Wall Street Journal’s Melinda Beck recently covered the topic of healthcare innovation in developing countries, citing Gradian as one of the ventures working to solve this pressing global health challenge. Read the full article here [paywall] and check out our excerpt below! The Challenge of Health-Care Innovation in Developing Nations Creating a low-cost innovation to solve a global […]

Read More

Service Notes | March 8, 2018

You may have noticed that the knob on the halothane vaporizer on your UAM gets harder to turn over time. This is usually caused by an accumulation of thymol. Halothane decomposes over time causing the release of halides, which can corrode metal components, particularly in the presence of moisture. For this reason, a stabilizing agent, thymol, is […]

Read More

April 8, 2016

In a field like global health, it’s common to be inspired by lofty goals, and nearly just as common to become disillusioned when we come up short. Too often, we prioritize targets over actions, theoretical solutions over practical ones, long-term aims over the short-term grit needed to make them possible. Too often, the only way […]

Read More

March 23, 2016

Last week, Mashable published a video from an organization called Cordaid that follows a pregnant woman on her way to a maternity clinic in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The video is set in real time, so viewers have the rare opportunity to witness this journey in its entirety. Spoiler alert: it’s five hours long. […]

Read More

Service Notes | March 8, 2018

We understand that the use of nitrous oxide in anesthesia is not common in many hospitals. For those who do use it, we have integrated safety features in the UAM that are important to prevent hypoxic mixtures. Modern anesthesia machines have safety features that prevent the delivery of gaseous mixtures with oxygen concentrations of less […]

Read More

Sign up for our newsletter