As part of an ongoing expansion of product offerings, REB Technologies, Inc. (REBTECH) has received an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of an intravenous (IV) medical pump mounting system. The mount can accommodate up to three SPACE Infusion Pumps manufactured by the global medical products company, B. Braun Medical, Inc., and applies to the 206A/B, 206L, and 407 series helicopters. The SPACE IV pump is widely used during medical patient transport and features a compact and lightweight design for easy transport and flexibility. The modern pump also contains a comprehensive internal drug dosage library with integrated safety features to mitigate incorrect infusion delivery rates.
During the design and development phase of the project, Portlock Aviation, LLC and company owner, Jim Kettles, provided air medical consultation and guidance to REBTECH while representing B. Braun on the project. The mounting system was developed with a universal design that can easily accommodate additional airplane and helicopter model types using the initial STC basis. Military specifications were also taken into consideration for potential military fixed and rotary wing aircraft applications. Each mount allows for one IV pump to be installed with an optional bracket that can provide for an additional two pump assemblies.
The mount and bracket assembly can also be utilized in ground or marine vehicles and REBTECH is also developing a lower cost version that does not require the stringent aviation tolerances. REBTECH foresees an additional demand for popular air medical aircraft model types, and can further adapt the STC to meet these requirements upon request.