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Selecting the Right Type of Ultrasound Gel

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Any procedure that uses an ultrasound machine also requires ultrasound gel as part of the process. It is impossible to get a picture on the machine without using a product that is conductive in nature. There must be a conductor present that secures a bond between the skin and the probe for a connection to be made. The ultrasound gel allows the probe to transmit waves deep into the tissue.

Ultrasound gel also allows a probe to move smoothly across the skin without friction. It is important to select the right type of ultrasound gel in order to get the best results.

Ultrasound Gel Suppliers

Work with an ultrasound gel provider that you can trust. This is a medical grade product that you need to rely on when performing a variety of procedures. The reputations of the medical establishment that will be using it along with the healthcare personnel is at stake. There are gels on the market that may not live up to your requirements so make sure that you use a supplier that is known in the field as being reputable.

Wavelength Multi-Purpose Ultrasound Gel

This is our most popular ultrasound gel. It has a medium viscosity and provides excellent conductivity for diagnostic imaging, therapeutic ultrasound and for other types of procedures that would need a thick medium viscosity. It is long-lasting and doesn’t run. This ultrasound gel spreads evenly while providing top-performing conductivity and lubricating properties.

This product is available in 5 liter, 1 liter, 100 ml and 200 ml sizes. It contains no dye, fragrances, alcohol or salt and is non-staining and greaseless. It is a hypoallergenic, water-soluble, bacteriostatic and non-corrosive conductive gel.

Wavelength Ultrasound Lotion

National Therapy is a Toronto-based ultrasound gel supplier that also sells wavelength ultrasound lotion. This lotion can be used as an alternative to conductive gel with medium viscosity. It can be used in therapeutic applications where a lotion with medium viscosity is preferred.

When using a gel, it must be wiped off the skin following the procedure. It can be messy and it can be difficult to remove all of it. This lotion, on the other hand, does not need to be removed and can simply be massaged right into the skin when the procedure is over. It is soft and smooth and has been enriched with aloe vera. Your patients may appreciate the extra effort you made to provide this lotion as an alternative to a traditional ultrasound gel.

Wavelength Low Viscosity Ultrasound Gel

This gel can also be used for imaging and for any other procedure that requires a gel with low resistance. It doesn’t dry out quickly nor does it run. This conductive ultrasound gel is non-staining, greaseless and non-corrosive. It is made of a bacteriostatic formulation that is hypoallergenic and water-soluble and it can be spread thinly.

It is available in 5 different sizes including 5 L, 4 L, 1 L, 500 ml and 250 ml.

Wavelength TMS Gel

This ultrasound gel has been formulated for procedures that are longer-lasting than others such as muscle stimulation and TENS. It is a high viscosity gel that can be used in a variety of other therapeutic procedures that require a thick gel.

The Wavelength TMS Gel is a greaseless, non-corrosive, non-staining and conductive bacteriostatic formulation that is also hypoallergenic and water-soluble. It contains no added fragrances, salt or alcohol.

Wavelength High Viscosity Gel

This is a clear gel and the thickest gel in our line of products. It is completely pigment-free unlike the TMS gel mentioned above, which has a slight tint. This is the perfect gel for applications that are laser-related and it works well as a therapeutic application for prolonged procedures.

Our high viscosity gel does not contain any dyes, fragrances, alcohol or salt and is non-staining, greaseless, non-corrosive and conductive. It is available in 5 L, 1 liter, 500 ml and 250 ml sizes.

How to Choose the Best Ultrasound Gel for Different Applications
At National Therapy we are committed to providing the best ultrasound gels that are suitable for a variety of applications. Our Low Viscosity Ultrasound Gel has a low viscosity of 40 to 50 Kcps at 25°C and has a neutral pH level. It can be used for both imaging and therapeutic ultrasounds.

The Multipurpose Ultrasound Gel is blue in colour with a medium viscosity of 70 to 80 Kcps at 25° and features a pH level that is neutral. As with the low viscosity gel above, it can also be used for imaging and therapeutic ultrasounds.

Our Clear Ultrasound Gel is colourless with a medium viscosity of 70 to 80 Kcps and is also pH neutral. This gel is commonly used for imaging and therapeutic ultrasounds as well as for muscle stimulation.

The TMS Gel at National Therapy has a slight yellow tint and it has a very high viscosity of 150 to 160 Kcps. This gel is slightly tacky and also features a neutral pH balance. It is most commonly used for TENS applications and for muscle stimulation.

Our High Viscosity Gel is colourless with a high viscosity level of 100 to 110 Kcps and has a neutral ph. It’s primary application is for light-based procedures but can also be used for therapeutic ultrasounds and for muscle stimulation.

The Ultrasound Lotion is white with a low viscosity of 35 to 45 Kcps. It also has a neutral pH level and is used primarily for therapeutic ultrasounds. It can, however, also be used for muscle stimulation applications.

Ultrasound Gel Toronto

National Therapy is located in the Greater Toronto Area and offers a wide range of ultrasound gels that are suitable for a variety of procedures. When you are in the market for gels that you can trust for your medical facility, take a closer look at our product selection. We offer competitive pricing, high-quality products and a commitment to 100% customer satisfaction. Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about our brand or our services. Call (905) 790-6100 or reach us through our contact form at www.nationaltherapy.com.

How Canada’s Medical Device Manufacturers Are Adjusting to Covid-19

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There has been a huge demand for access to various products for the health care system in the country, which has prompted the adjustment of guidelines for medical device manufacturers Canada. New and innovative regulatory measures have been put into place by Health Canada to help expedite the review of health products due to Covid-19. At the same time, however, these new measures do not compromise the quality standards or the safety of these products.

Medical devices are vital for preventing, mitigating, treating and diagnosing Covid-19. The devices used include the following:

  • Sterilizing devices
  • Gowns
  • Gloves
  • Ventilators
  • N95 respirators
  • Masks
  • Testing devices
  • Monitoring devices
  • Much more

All of these medical products are divided into 4 different classes. They range from Class I medical devices, which pose a low risk such as thermometers, to Class IV medical devices that pose the highest risks like pacemakers. These devices have different rules for allowing them to be imported to Canada.

Expedited Pathways for Medical Device Authorization

There are different pathways available for the importation or sale of medical devices for Covid-19. While some pathways were in existence before the pandemic hit, the creation of new pathways had to be put into place in order to facilitate the unprecedented need for more devices. All applications and submissions for pandemic-related products are processed quickly while at the same time considering the safety of these products.

Understanding the New Pathways

Medical device companies have had to keep their fingers on the pulse of the changes put into place by Health Canada. Distributors, importers and manufacturers of medical devices must apply for an MDEL (Medical Device Establishment License) before these devices can be sold or imported into Canada. An interim order, however, has been put into place due to Covid-19 that allows for special authorization for distributors or importers to sell a device.

There are certain devices that are permitted into Canada that don’t meet the regulatory requirements but have comparable manufacturing standards. These medical devices may include respirators and masks.

Interim Order

Abbreviated applications by manufacturers to Health Canada are now allowed and the fees for the application of this new pathway are being waived. Under the new interim order, manufacturers will not have to hold an MDSAP (Medical Device Single Audit Program) certification.

A guidance document was released by Health Canada to manufacturers to help them organize an application and submit it for selling medical devices. Strict safety standards must still be met in terms of the mandatory reporting of problems, complaint handling, recall procedures and safety requirements.

Health Care Product Manufacturers

As a result of the unprecedented demand for Covid-19 medical devices, manufacturers must increase their capacities quickly. Workers in the healthcare field and patients count on these products. The new capacity required to manufacture more products can be a complex task to set up in the supply chain, which is multi-tiered and highly regulated.

This huge demand for manufacturers to deliver more supplies goes through 3 different stages.

Stage 1 – At first the requirement for more devices can be met using existing inventory. As the supply dwindles, however, backup orders go on the rise and shortages start to develop.

Stage 2 – Bottlenecks develop in the supply chains due to the limited capacity for production and the lack of raw materials to make the products.

Stage 3 – There is a worsening of supply problems due to plant closures and lockdowns. Trade restrictions and travel also slow down the supply chain.

As a result, many of the medical device manufacturers have had to struggle to meet the growing demands. While numbers tend to go up and down as the Covid-19 pandemic evolves, health authorities and manufacturers are all aware that more outbreaks can happen at any time and can renew the demand for more products.

There are different interventions that can provide a smoother flow to the supply chain and they have been put into place to one degree or another during the outbreak. Many companies that manufacture the raw materials for making these devices have been declared an essential service, with factories remaining open to produce these materials.

With the spike in demand, many companies that were producing other materials, such as car supplies, decided to retool their facilities in order to make components that could be used for medical devices. This was an important factor in helping the medical device manufacturing companies keep up with the unprecedented demand for products. Other companies as well such as construction companies, have contributed to the cause by donating supplies such as personal protective equipment, gloves and respirators to hospitals.

Existing Capacity

Manufacturers have also had to take a second look at their capacity levels in order to increase supplies. There are different things that can compromise the overall effectiveness of equipment such as equipment failure, poor production rates, low quality materials and how long it takes for equipment set-up. As well, production lines must be assessed to make sure that they are being used to the fullest.

Production lines have had to be streamlined by most companies in order to increase the overall effectiveness of the production chain. Evaluations need to be done often on the end-to-end chain of supplies to determine why any bottlenecks are happening. When the cause is found, it needs to be corrected quickly.

In order to expand capacity, every stage of the manufacturing process needs to be assessed and the supply chain needs to be modelled. Every stage of the process should be examined in regards to how many units of product can be handled by the employees and the equipment.

In some cases, low supply levels of medical devices in healthcare facilities may be due to other causes. For example, there may not be a products shortage but the problem may lie with slow shipping. There may also be administrative slowdowns causing these low levels of supply. As each cause is found and handled, there remains the need to continue the assessment of the production line to root out the cause of any further bottlenecks.

National Therapy is a distributor of medical devices from renowned health care product manufacturers including supplies from medical device companies Toronto. For more information about these devices or to place an order, please visit our website now at nationaltherapy.com.

How Much Do You Really Know about Ultrasound Gel?

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An ultrasound gel is a medium that is used in many routine exams, treatments and procedures and it has a wide range of purposes. It’s applied directly onto the skin before an ultrasound exam or procedure takes place.

How Does an Ultrasound Work?

Ultrasound is a special form of technology that sends pulsing sound waves at a high frequency deep into the tissue of a patient using a probe or a transducer. The gel is rubbed onto the skin to help the transducer easily glide along the surface. The device can receive and also send sound waves, which then appear as images that are seen on a computer screen. A sonographer looks at the images to make sure that everything appears normal. This is done in real time and the person operating the ultrasound technology can move the transducer or the probe as required to get a fully defined picture of what’s happening beneath skin level. Screenshot images can also be taken and printed out if required.

Gel Formations

There are different sizes and gel formulations available and they are available in dispenser bottles. The Wavelength Multi-Purpose Ultrasound Gel formula is one of the gels we have available and has become one of the most popular since it has excellent glide and lubricating properties.

What Is Ultrasound Gel Made Of?

Ultrasound gel is composed of a mix of propylene glycol and water. Propylene glycol is a synthetic product that is commonly found in hygiene, cosmetic and food products. It is quite sticky and thick. It’s important for it to have a sticky texture so that it stays on your skin and doesn’t drip off when the ultrasound is being performed.

The gel has a shelf life of approximately 5 years if the bottle remains unopened. Once opened, however, it’s recommended that it be used up within 28 days for the purpose of infection control.

Ultrasound Gel as a Conductor

Ultrasound gels are conductive mediums that are used in many different types of treatments and procedures when a diagnosis is needed. They can be used on various parts of the body and are one of the essential tools used for ultrasounds.

Without this gel, an ultrasound would not be able to produce the desired outcome. The gel is used as a conductive medium by creating a bond between the probe or transducer and the patient’s skin. The sound waves in an ultrasound have difficulty moving through air so the gel is used as a preventative measure to make sure that there is no airspace between the skin and the probe. This allows a clear image to be produced. Ultimately, the more gel that is being used during the procedure, the better the images appear.

While a lot of gel is required to give optimal results, it is messy to use. The sonographer will make sure to wipe up your skin after the ultrasound is over to make sure that all of the gel is removed before you put your clothing back on.

Eliminates Static Electricity

Another thing that can get in the way of reducing clear images is static electricity. Ultrasound gel eliminates the static so that the procedure can be done effectively without any risk of static getting in the way.

Warmers for Ultrasound Gels

Specialized warmers are available to keep the gel and the gel bottles warm. These have been designed specifically for patient comfort since rubbing cold gel over the surface of the skin is a very unpleasant experience. It is important for the patient to remain relaxed during the procedure so it’s imperative to have warm gel at hand before the ultrasound begins.

These warmers are very user-friendly and are available in multi-bottle, single bottle and other configurations. They have multiple uses and are designed to last using only the highest quality materials. You can find ultrasound warmers and gels in any hospital and in many doctors’ offices and healthcare clinics.

Ultrasound Gel Toronto

If you are searching for ultrasound gel suppliers in Toronto, take a look at the gel we offer at nationaltherapy.com. We are a leading supplier for ultrasound gel in the GTA and across the country. You can also call us at (905) 790-6100  if you have any questions at all about our gels or any of our other healthcare products.

What We Can Expect from the Beauty Industry, Post Covid-19

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What We Can Expect from the Beauty Industry, Post Covid-19

COVID-19 has been a game changer in terms of marking out the path of the future of the beauty industry. People have been isolated for quite a while and as time has marched on, many of the beauty services that would have normally been performed at a salon have become do-it-yourself projects at home. How will this DIY mindset change the future of the industry and beauty product manufacturing?

The Future of the Beauty Industry

It will be interesting to see what unfolds as more and more people get used to doing DIY beauty services at home. At this point we can certainly say that the future is uncertain but we should also be taking a look at the potential impact this may have as time goes on.

Some of the service workers that have been affected in the beauty industry include the following:

  • Hairstylists
  • Estheticians
  • Lash artists
  • Nail specialists
  • Tattoo artists
  • Makeup artists

 

Most salons have been closed temporarily on a global level and this means that people have had to become less reliant on these professional services. As well, customers have had to look elsewhere to purchase their higher quality cosmetic brands if they were used to buying them in the salons. It’s not known as of yet whether people that were usually buying these items in the past will continue to buy them in the future. There is a possibility that clients have moved away from these higher-end products to try other brands that are more available and less expensive. Only the future will tell how this will play out.

Unprecedented Changes

Nobody could have known at the beginning of 2020 how much the world would change in the matter of a very few months. The challenges being faced by all service workers in the beauty industry, cosmetic retailers and beauty product manufacturing companies are far-reaching. The challenges for the future remain unknown but we can take a peek forward and put some kind of forecasting into place.

According to a new report from Poshly, a data company, approximately 1 million beauty service workers across the United States have been affected by this pandemic. Some have turned to providing digital classes online to people that need help with their DIY beauty efforts. Some people are charging a small amount to people that want to enroll in these classes. This is a great short-term solution but it’s also time to look at the possible long-term changes that should be made.

Digital Beauty Businesses

In order to stay on top of this do-it-yourself trend in the future, companies in the beauty industry should take a look at expanding their digital presence online to remain viable. The trend in beauty has definitely taken a fast turn towards self-care that is budget-friendly. Knowing this, and accepting that it may be a part of the future, is important.

Businesses should take a look at how they can expand online. One way, for example, would be to provide information that is actionable to potential clients instead of emphasizing the promotion of new products. Chats, live streams and online events can be hosted and it’s expected that more people than ever would be willing to pay to learn more about do-it-yourself beauty care in the future.

We must monitor the situation closely as we move forward to see what trends are occurring as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold. For more information about beauty product manufacturing and the beauty industry please visit our website at nationaltherapy.com.

Top Beauty Trends for 2020 that you Need to be Watching

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Top Beauty Trends for 2020 that you Need to be Watching

The year 2020 is promising to be innovative in terms of beauty product manufacturing with personalized products that feature sustainability. Here are some of the most popular movements to watch as the year moves forward:

Microbiome Skincare
With more and more people searching for “microbiome” (microorganisms inside and on the body) on the Internet, manufacturers of beauty products have stood up and taken notice. Microbiome skincare will be hyper-personalized while factoring in the microbiome’s of an individual. The focus will be on products being able to penetrate to a deeper level, the skin remaining hydrated and the skin also reflecting light better.

 

Celebration of All Skin Types
In 2019 the world celebrated the introduction of foundation shades that would provide choice and products to all different types of skin colours and types. This year will see a celebration of all ethnicities, ages, skin tones, identities and body types in beauty product manufacturing.

 

Anti-Pollution Skincare
This is expected to become as popular as skin protection against the sun. Air pollution has become a growing concern and it’s well known that the skin is the largest organ in the body and the main defense against pollutants trying to enter the body. Skin ages significantly faster when exposed to heavy pollution and beauty manufacturers are developing lines of skin care that will help fight the battle against the negative effects of pollution.

 

These are some of the most popular beauty trends for 2020 that you absolutely need to be watching right now. To learn more about ongoing trends and what’s available right now, please visit our site at nationaltherapy.com. We are a Canadian manufacturer of top-quality and innovative therapeutic products that are helping to shape the landscape of beauty products on a global level.

The Importance of Ultrasound Gel

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The Importance of Ultrasound Gel

When most people think of an ultrasound, the first thing they likely think of is pregnancy. While an ultrasound is certainly used to examine babies, did you know that an ultrasound can be used beyond that? At National Therapy Products Inc., we are an ultrasound gel manufacturer based in Toronto that specializes in products for ultrasound imaging, otherwise known as sonography. Ultrasound imaging uses sound waves to create internal pictures of the body to identify areas of swelling, pain and infection.

As a medical device company in Toronto, our ultrasound gels are used to help create a clearer image when performing ultrasound imaging. Ultrasounds are primarily used for pregnant women to also look at a baby’s brain. For some, the most important aspect is also finding out the gender of a baby.

General ultrasounds can also be used to detect breast cancer. While an ultrasound is not the main procedure used to detect the cancer, it is often used alongside with a mammogram to identify any irregular lumps in women’s breasts. Women under the age of 30 are typically recommended to take an ultrasound before a mammogram to detect any irregularities.

Another way in which ultrasounds can be used is to assess an individual’s organs, including the liver and kidney to name a few. This can be helpful in assessing these organs, for example, by performing an ultrasound for the kidney, you will be able to detect any abnormalities or injuries if there are any. Plus, if there are tumors or blockages that are affecting these organs, an ultrasound will be effective.

With all of these uses for an ultrasound, it is beneficial to use gels for better results as these help provide a clearer image during the screening process. As an ultrasound gel manufacturer, we offer a variety of products, with different gels and lotions.

As a registered medical device establishment with Health Canada and the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), we offer products of the highest quality. If you are looking to inquire about our products, please feel free to give us a call at 1 905-790-6100. You can also get in touch with us through our website at nationaltherapy.com