Selecting the Right Type of Ultrasound Gel

Posted by on Nov 25, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

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...

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

Posted by on Oct 31, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

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...

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How Much Do You Really Know about Ultrasound Gel?

Posted by on Aug 20, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

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...

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

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

Posted by on Jun 2, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

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...

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Top Beauty Trends for 2020 that you Need to be Watching

Top Beauty Trends for 2020 that you Need to be Watching

Posted by on Mar 15, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

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...

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The Importance of Ultrasound Gel

The Importance of Ultrasound Gel

Posted by on Feb 12, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

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...

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