AMSORB® PLUS

Key Details

AMSORB® Plus absorbs carbon dioxide from cellular respiration during anaesthesia.

Why change to AMSORB® PLUS?

AMSORB® Plus is the world’s first CO₂ absorbent to be free of strong alkali.

AMSORB® Plus offers significant clinical, cost and environmental advantage.

AMSORB® Plus is easier to use: AMSORB® Plus retains its desiccated colour change. Available in prefill cartridges compatible with most common anaesthesia machine brands.

AMSORB® Plus is safer: Unlike other absorbents, AMSORB® Plus is incapable of anaesthetic degradation and does not produce harmful by-products.

AMSORB® Plus is better for the environment: AMSORB® Plus is free of strong-base chemicals, therefore, the material is non-hazardous, safe to handle during handling and disposal, and is suitable for landfill.

AMSORB® Plus is cost effective: AMSORB® Plus demonstrates the least potential to delay inhalational induction at any flow rates. Ahmed et al. 2011 demonstrated 25.7% annual anaesthetic gas savings.

AMSORB® Plus is designed for low flow anaesthesia: AMSORB® Plus is safe for use at low and minimal flow rates. It will not adsorb anaesthetic agent and is not capable of agent degradation.

How AMSORB® Plus Works?

The primary reaction is between CO₂ and calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH)₂) and water. These form calcium carbonate (CaCO3) and water. Exothermic heat is a by-product of absorption. During absorption, Ca(OH)₂ is continually re-moistened until converted to CaCO3. Lesser chemicals, calcium chloride (CaCl₂) and calcium sulphate (CaSO4) prolong the life of Ca(OH)₂ and increase the speed of absorption reaction by maintaining granule strength and optimising hydration.

Chemical Reaction of Absorption
Ca(OH)₂ + CO₂ >>>>> CaCO3 + H₂O
Slightly soluble  >>>>> Insoluble

Ca(OH)₂ is an ionic compound which is soluble in water at 0.5g/L at 20°C:
• The ions are Ca++ and OH-OH-
• CO₂ is soluble in water at 1 vol : 1 vol at 20°C
• CaCO3 is an insoluble ionic compound Ca++ and CO3- –

• Reactions take place in solution when particles are mobile and react on collision
A colour indicator is present, changing from WHITE (fresh) to VIOLET upon exhaustion or desiccation.

The indicator reacts to changes in granule hydration as absorption progresses; eventually remaining violet-coloured, once absorption is complete.Colouration also results from contact with ambient air or oxygen, if exposed to these.

Product Codes

AMSORB® PLUS

BUBBLE-BLOC® Adapter for Dräger anaesthesia workstations.

Code Type Code
Product Code

AMAB4000/002

Box Quantity: 1


AMSORB® PLUS

1.2 litre cartridge (without sealing gasket).

Code Type Code
Product Code

AMAB3201

Box Quantity: 12


AMSORB® PLUS

Prefilled UNIVERSAL BUBBLE-CAN® absorber, 1.2 litre for Dräger anaesthesia workstations including Apollo, Pallas and Primus.

Code Type Code
Product Code

AMAB4001

Box Quantity: 6


AMSORB® PLUS

1.0kg bag.

Code Type Code
Product Code

AMAB3400

Box Quantity: 12


AMSORB® PLUS

Prefilled CAN-CAN® absorber, 1 litre for GE Healthcare ADU II anaesthesia workstations.

Code Type Code
Product Code

AMAB3800

Box Quantity: 6


AMSORB® PLUS

Prefilled G-CAN® absorber, 1 litre for GE Healthcare Aisys, Avance and Aespire anaesthesia workstations.

Code Type Code
Product Code

AMAB3801

Box Quantity: 8


AMSORB® PLUS

Prefilled Q-CAN absorber, 1 litre for Anmedic anaesthesia workstations with Q circle system.

Code Type Code
Product Code

AMAB3802

Box Quantity: 6


AMSORB® PLUS

Limescale removal fluid, 500ml spray.

Code Type Code
Product Code

AMAB0001

Box Quantity: 1


AMSORB® PLUS

Prefilled BUBBLE-CAN® absorber, 1.3 litre for Dräger anaesthesia workstations excluding Apollo, Pallas and Primus.

Code Type Code
Product Code

AMAB4000

Box Quantity: 6


AMSORB® PLUS

5.0 litre jerican.

Code Type Code
Product Code

AMAB3000

Box Quantity: 2


AMSORB® PLUS

BUBBLE-PLATE® Adapter for Dräger anaesthesia workstations.

Code Type Code
Product Code

AMAB4000/001

Box Quantity: 1


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Product Literature

File Type Size Date
AMSORB Plus Brochure
AMSORB Plus Brochure
6.66 MB 13th Aug 2019

Clinical Papers

File Type Size Date
Bedi et al 2001
Bedi et al 2001
666.83 KB 27th Mar 2018
Coppens et al 2006
Coppens et al 2006
101.76 KB 27th Mar 2018
Yamakage et al 2000
Yamakage et al 2000
118.44 KB 27th Mar 2018
Magee, 2008
468.55 KB 18th Sep 2019
Levy et al., 2010
356.79 KB 18th Sep 2019
Mannion, 2011
444.43 KB 18th Sep 2019

Support Documents

File Type Size Date
why change to AMSORB Plus?
why change to AMSORB Plus?
6.01 MB 12th Aug 2019

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