The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new oxygen generation system being touted as a safer way for first responders or the military to deliver the life-saving gas to the injured.
Boise, Idaho-based OXGEN Flexible Life Systems Inc. recently began production of its non-explosive system, which can produce 15 to 30 minutes of oxygen within 27 seconds.
The system comes in a thermal bag that holds a plastic cylinder containing manganese, platinum, hydrogen peroxide and sodium bicarbonate. The user opens a rotary valve allowing the pre-measured chemicals to begin generating oxygen.
The units will not require a prescription, unlike...