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Chinese doctor invents new infusion equipment

By Lu Hongyan and Ma Lie in Xi'an ( Updated: 2014-03-03 17:30

A new intravenous therapy device invented by a Chinese doctor changes the method of depending on the gravity drip used worldwide for the past 110 years, its inventor said on Monday.

Xu Lixian, a professor and doctor in the dental hospital under the Fourth Military Medical University in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, created and developed a portable multifunction automatic control infusion device which is safer, more comfortable and convenient than the old gravity drip device.

Xu and his research team worked hard on the device for 13 years, and the newly developed equipment has been approved by the State Intellectual Property Office and got four national patents and two international patents.

The equipment is easy to carry, safe to use, saves both manpower and resources, and greatly enhances the comfort level of intravenous infusion.

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