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About Us > Proven Reliability

Micro Medical has a proven track record of stability and reliability of our spirometers. They have been tested in some of the harshest environments on earth. We manufacture to ISO9001 and EN46001 quality guidelines. We also have three generations of ATS testing machines to ensure the continuing quality of our devices. At our new premises we have also built a complete EMC chamber to ensure our devices meet strict CE guidelines.

Here are just a few examples of where Micro Medical spirometers have been independently tested and used:

Kangchenjunga 1998

Due to the success of the British Mount Everest Medical Expedition 1994 (see below) Medical Expeditions Ltd was set up. They are a charitable organisation who undertake medical research expeditions. Their latest achievement was Kangchenjunga - once again Micro Medical was chosen to supply spirometers for the expedition. In a letter from Dr. S. Bakewell she said "The four MicroLoop II spirometers and two MicroPlus spirometers supplied by you worked very well and we did not encounter any problems with their use at altitude (5,000 m), which we were delighted with. Some other research groups' projects in this large medical research expedition were bought to a premature end when their equipment succumbed to large temperature swings and adverse conditions."

Click here to read the HTML vesion of the letter received from the Kangchenjunga 1998 Researchers Airway Team

Greenland 1997

British Territorial Army Medical Services - Greenland Expedition 1997. The British Territorial Army used two Micro Medical MicroPlus Spirometers in an expedition to Greenland in 1997. The spirometers were chosen because of their accuracy and reliability in extreme conditions.

Click here to reas a the HTML version of the letter from major R W Pool, the Expedition Medical Officer.

British Mount Everest Medical Expedition 1994

This expedition had seventy five members with some coming from as far afield as New Zealand and America with two members actually climbing to the summit. None of the members had ventured above 7,500m before. The objectives of the expedition were to perform 16 medical research projects, 2 environmental projects, conduct an educational campaign and promote the work of a Nepal based charity. One of the research projects was entitled 'Changes in Spirometry at Altitude'. The Micro Medical Micro Spirometer proved ideal for this as the turbine technology means the results are not affected by either climate or altitude, unlike some spirometers using different technologies.

Click here to view a picture of a member of the British Mount Everest Medical Expedition performing a blow into a Micro Medical Micro Spirometer.