Atos Medical develops and sells medical devices that improve quality of life for people living with a neck stoma in over 90 countries.
Since our foundation in 1986, we have cemented ourselves as the leaders in neck stoma care, and today our business includes innovative products in laryngectomy and tracheostomy care to help people breathe, speak and live well.
We want to create the best experience for our customers, and we know this involves more than first-rate product development, which is why clinical research and education of both professionals and patients are integral parts of our business.
We are a truly global organisation with Swedish roots made up of about 1200 employees. Atos Medical is a part of Coloplast A/S.
Heat and Moisture Exchangers (HMEs) help to reduce mucus production and coughing by humidifying and filtering the air you breathe through your stoma. Atos Medical supplies a number of different HMEs that are designed to suit different lifestyles.
Your nose does more than just smell – it heats, humidifies, and filters the air you breathe. In this way, you can be sure the air is at the right body temperature and contains enough moisture when it reaches your lungs for them to function properly. With a tracheostoma, these nasal functions are lost, and you will breathe in dry, cold, and unfiltered air.
Before your total laryngectomy, your nose would filter the air you breathe, helping prevent the inhalation of airborne particles. Now that you breathe through your neck stoma, you are less protected against viruses, bacteria, pollen, and dust.
Leo Eppink comes from the northeast of the Netherlands and underwent a total laryngectomy 10 years ago. Today he is an enthusiastic patient educator, who has been committed to helping fellow laryngectomised people for many years. Leo’s ambition is to help these people achieve the highest possible quality of life.