FDA Approval for smoking cessation

FDA Approval for smoking cessation

We are pleased to announce that the CO Check Pro carbon monoxide monitor for CO breath testing has gained FDA 510K approval for sale in the USA for use in smoking cessation.

Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States, accounting for more than 480,000 deaths each year (approximately 1 in 5 deaths) of which more than 140,000 of these deaths are from second hand smoke

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A significant international impact has always been and remains MEDICA and COMPAMED’s trump card - visitors hail from over 130 countries.

This year, of a total of 123,500 professional visitors, over 60% came from countries outside Germany, from 130 different countries. Among these were visitor groups with members who were the top of their field, from China, India, Columbia and Nepal, along with visitor groups from the most important markets for medical technology in Europe who have attended for years and years.

Exhibiting for its 7th consecutive year MD Diagnostics were proud to be part of this event. It was great to meet our friends from all over the wold as well as acquainting new distribution partnerships.

 Martin Marsh with Mohamed Mostafa - Middle East Sales and Marketing Manager

Martin Marsh with Mohamed Mostafa - Middle East Sales and Marketing Manager

MEDICA - November 13th - 16th Dusseldorf Germany.

MEDICA is the world’s largest event for the medical sector. For more than 40 years it has been firmly established on every expert’s calendar. There are many reasons why MEDICA is so unique. Firstly, the event is the largest medical trade fair in the world – in 2016 it attracted more than 5,100 exhibitors from 70 countries in 17 halls.

Furthermore, each year, leading individuals from the fields of business, research, and politics grace this top-class event with their presence — naturally alongside tens of thousands of national and international experts and decision-makers from the sector. We are proud to exhibit our entire product range for the 7th consecutive year, if visiting please drop by and see us in Hall 16 / G20-7.


Saving Babies' Lives Event

September 20th 2017 Wimborne UK

Merley House in the South Coast of England was the fine setting for 100 healthcare professionals to discuss advancements in saving babies’ lives.  Subjects covered included Stillbirth Prevention, a National perspective on reducing Stillbirth in pregnancy and the role of CO monitoring in helping pregnant women to quit smoking.

Healthcare Professionals from all over the UK were in attendance including senior management on Tobacco control from Public Health England.

The afternoon sessions consisted of workshop table discussions, many questions were raised including How to reduce barriers to CO screening in Pregnancy?

We were very pleased to be part of this event including how to perform CO breath testing correctly.


Midwife Saves Family from CO POISONING!

 Heidi Hurley and Martin Marsh presenting "Carbon Monoxide Kills"

Heidi Hurley and Martin Marsh presenting "Carbon Monoxide Kills"

Bristol is the largest city in the South West of England and we were delighted to be shortlisted to enter a poster at the Bristol Patient Safety conference and Awards Ceremony on May 3rd.

The poster entered was “Carbon Monoxide Kills”, lead author of the poster was Heidi Hurley, a smoking in pregnancy liaison Midwife based at Poole Hospital Foundation Trust.

Heidi quoted, “Jill and Simon were expecting their first baby, during our visit to their home the CO Check Baby picked up high readings of Carbon Monoxide in the environment, it turned out to be a faulty boiler. Being able to potentially save the lives of a mother and father to be due to high environmental CO levels in the home was scary but an amazing feeling”.

Copies of the full poster are available on request.


MEDICA 2016 Update

An unseasonably warm winter week in sunny Dusseldorf rounded off a perfect MEDICA!  Over 127,000 daily visitors toured through the expansive 19 halls which were fully booked by the 5000 exhibitors. Specialist visitors came from over 140 different countries, with Asian emerging countries being particularly well represented.

It was great to meet all our existing distributor partners and it was equally great to meet new partners along the way.

   !!Wishing all a prosperous 2017!!


London is Waiting!

European Respiratory Society organises the ERS conference every year to promote research and sharing of knowledge related to respiratory diseases. 26,000 delegates from 125 countries are joining together at Europe’s biggest respiratory conference from 03 – 07 September 2016.

The ERS last visited London in 1990. 26 years later we are very proud to be part of this event and will be showcasing our range of CO Check devices along with the RP Check, a portable device for the rapid assessment of Inspiratory and Expiratory muscle strength.

A limited number of visitor badges are available from us so please get in touch if you plan to visit London in September.


Many thanks to all the delegates who visited our stand at the UKNSCC. A great deal of interest was shown in the SafeBreath filtered mouthpiece and the fact plastic adapters and D pieces are a thing of the past!

Congratulations to Sarah Martin from Ashford Stop Smoking Service for entering and winning our competition, your prize is on its way!

The correct answers to the prize draw questions were as follows:
True or False: When using SafeBreath™ you no longer need a plastic D piece?  Answer: YES
True or False: All CO monitors need to be calibrated? Answer: YES
True or False: SafeBreath™ protects the subject against both bacteria and viruses? Answer: YES




Launch of the SafeBreath™ mouthpiece.

Today the UKNSCC in London www.uknscc.org sees the official launch of the SafeBreath™ mouthpiece.


SafeBreath is a unique solution to potential cross infection when carrying out Carbon Monoxide breath testing. SafeBreath offers a combined filter and cardboard mouthpiece with >99% protection against both bacteria and viruses.

Why use SafeBreath?

  1.  It is cleaner and safer.
  2.  >99% protection against both bacteria and viruses.
  3.  No need to spend money on expensive D pieces or plastic mouthpiece adapters.
  4.  No more cleaning of your D piece or plastic adapters.
  5.  Supplied in an easy to use dispenser box of 200 pieces.
  6.  Simplicity when performing a CO breath test.

The UK Nicotine & Smoking Cessation Conference is the world's leading event for the smoking cessation field. Today and tomorrow will again bring world-class speakers to present and discuss the very latest in clinical, research and policy developments. We are proud to offer our continued support to this prestigious event.

Rapid assessment of Carbon Monoxide poisoning for Emergency Services and First Emergency Responders

April see’s the official launch of CO Screen. Carbon Monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas, making its presence difficult to detect. CO Screen has been designed to enable emergency service responders to carry out a simple breath test to establish carbon monoxide levels in a subject’s blood. 

    The MD Diagnostics new device - The CO Screen  

 The MD Diagnostics new device - The CO Screen 

 Emergency service responders can carry out a simple breath test to establish carbon monoxide levels in a subject’s blood 

Emergency service responders can carry out a simple breath test to establish carbon monoxide levels in a subject’s blood 

CO Screen will give instant breath results in %COHb and PPM. Both measurements are backed up with colour traffic lights for immediate visual display

Reaching far with the H2 Check

The Nobel Laboratory in the world heritage site of Esfahan province Iran, located some 300 kilometres from Tehran have announced the introduction to its services of the H2 Check. 

The Nobel Lab is one of the country’s leading clinics to offer walk in diagnosis and treatment of Lactose Intolerance. Along with other Hi tech devices the Nobel Lab is TUV and ISO certifiied and offer a specialist array of testing.

Working in conjunction with our partner, Farayand Pardazeshgaran Atyeh (F.P.A Co. Ltd.) our sole representative based in Tehran, we wish them all the best on this developing project.

New for 2016

New for 2016

MD Diagnostics are pleased to announce the introduction of the new RP Check a portable device for the rapid assessment of Inspiratory and Expiratory muscle strength.

The RP Check is the only device to offer an instant display of pressure generated as well as the derived parameters of PMax (Maximum achieved pressure),  MRPD (Maximum Rate of Pressure Development),  MRR (Maximum Relaxation Rate) as well as a QC check (Pav/Pmax) and the Pressure/Time curve.

A full report with measured parameters as well as predicted values and the Pressure/Time graphs of all the patient tests is easily available via the data upload feature.

This simple to use device has a unique disposable filter/valve allowing infection free rapid testing.

The RP check will be available for demonstration during Medica and to customers early in 2016.

Please come and see this unique device in Hall 16 Booth G24-1

UK Nicotine & Smoking Cessation Conference

The 2015 UKNSCC took place in a sunny Manchester UK on June 11 – 12th. The world’s largest event for smoking cessation brought together world class speakers to present and discuss the very latest in clinical, research and policy developments. 

Topics included electronic cigarettes and young people, stop smoking medications plus a keynote presentation from Professor Simon Gilbody on Smoking cessation for people with severe mental ill health: what works and how should we deliver services?

We were again pleased to be part of the event and congratulations to Claire Mackenzie from Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust for entering and winning our competition! Your prize is on its way!

The correct answers to the prize draw questions were as follows:­ 

1) True or False: The CO Check range are the only CO monitors to be manufactured in the UK? - Answer: True

2) True or False: All CO Monitors need to be calibrated? - Answer: True

3) True or False: The CO Check DL can continually monitor CO levels in Homes and Cars for up to one month? - Answer: True 

The London Evening Standard

Breath tests for mothers to warn of smoking risk to unborn babies.


 HEALTH IMPACT: mIDWIFE lOGAN VAN lessen with co check baby

HEALTH IMPACT: mIDWIFE lOGAN VAN lessen with co check baby

Pregnant women in London will undergo breath tests to reduce the risk from smoking and traffic pollution to hundreds of unborn children.

The Whittington is understood to be the first hospital trust in the capital to breath-check mothers-to-be. Midwives will offer the test to all mothers using the CO Check Baby. Figures show that maternal smoking is to blame for more than 2,000 premature births and 5,000 miscarriages every year in the UK. The aim of breath checks is also to detect the hidden harms of second-hand smoke and traffic pollution on unborn children.

Those who do smoke or have a high carbon monoxide reading will be given help to quit or advice on the dangers of passive smoking. Consultant midwife Logan Van Lessen said the aim was not to “preach” but to educate women and to get them support to quit.

The pilot will run for six months and it is hoped other trusts will adopt the tests. Ms Van Lessen told the Standard: “We know people don’t tell us the truth about smoking but this isn’t about preaching to women. It’s about having a conversation about smoking behaviour and debunking myths. Pregnant women spend more time at home which means more time with family members smoking around them.”