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SageTech Medical Equipment is developing a pilot project which captures and remanufactures volatile anaesthetic agents produced by surgery theatres. This will reduce both the cost and environmental pollution of anaesthesia in the UK and globally. It will increase access to the most recent anaesthetic agents, improving patient care and theatre efficiency.

SageTech and Plymouth College of Art are working together to develop a range of componentry for the extraction and chromatography machines, and an anaesthetic gas scavenging system. Plymouth College of Art is home to Fab Lab Plymouth, a digital fabrication laboratory specialising in additive and subtractive manufacturing, along with digital design practice. Working in close collaboration with Sagetech, the team at the Fab Lab have developed and prototyped components to take SageTech’s core technology onto the pilot phase of their operation.