Challenges in the medical-gas business

Yeoman, Bob
September 2004
Gases & Welding Distributor;Sep/Oct2004, Vol. 48 Issue 5, p34
Trade Publication
This article focuses on challenges in the medical-gas business. Medical-gas manufacturers and suppliers today are facing new financial and regulatory challenges. To be successful, medical-gas manufacturers should be aware of the potential impact of these factors on their businesses. The Gases and Welding Distributors Association and the Compressed Gas Association responded in a document detailing issues the industry considers problematic. While putting an expiration date tag onto a cylinder is not a particularly onerous requirement, the real burden is the stability study that's necessary to determine the date applied to the cylinder.


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