FAQs

FAQs

What is hyperbaric therapy?

Hyperbaric therapy consists in the patient breathing high dosages of oxygen in a hyperbaric environment. This generates a strong hyperoxia, increases the oxygen dissolved in the blood that reach the limited irrigated tissue. Hyperoxia produces a long chain of beneficial physiological effects for the patient.

What is a BioBarica System?

The BioBarica license provides the center operator all the know-how, the commercial, medical, and technical support to succeed in the management of the center. It provides International Brand, worldwide advertising and all the necessary training for the operator and personnel. Additionally, access to the scientific database network and the exclusive BioBarica Global System with pathology statistics, chamber maintenance tracking and other features that add value to the activity.

What is a BioBarica center?

It is the physical facility where the hyperbaric medicine unit is located. These may be local stand-alone or be part of an existing establishment, such as hospitals, clinics, or doctor’s offices. The physical requirements for the operation of a Center are the usual ones for any medical activity and of course must comply with the applicable local legislation of such activities.

What is required to operate a center?

Anyone with average work training can operate a Center through a simple training. However, all centers should appoint a health professional responsible for its operation and also comply with local medical practice regulations.

How can I access a BioBarica System?

Please visit our contact section and send us your request indicating where you are planning to install your Center. It will be a pleasure to help.

How does the hyperbaric chamber work?

According to Dalton’s physical law, the total pressure of a mixture of gases is equal to the sum of the partial pressures of the gases that compose it.

The air we breathe is a mixture of gases where 78% is Nitrogen and 21% is Oxygen (O2). This gas is transported to the blood through the diffusion process. The process depends on the difference in gas pressures between the blood capillary and the pulmonary alveolus.

The greater the difference of partial pressures of oxygen between both compartments, the greater the diffusion of O2 towards the blood, increasing its concentration.

According to Henry’s physical law, the amount of gas dissolved in a liquid is directly proportional to the partial pressure exerted by that gas on the liquid. If the pressure of the environment increases in a certain proportion, the pressure of the O2 increases in equal measure. Thus, Oxygen is transported in the blood together with Hemoglobin (Hgb) inside the red blood cells.

Under normal conditions and breathing air at 1 ATM, the Hemoglobin (Hgb) carries 97% of the O2, that is, the red blood cells have their ability to bind to the almost saturated O2. If we increase the concentration of O2 breathed by a mask and we add a pressurized environment (hyperbaric), we increase the diluted O2 in the blood and in all body fluids (blood, lymphatic, articular and cerebrospinal fluid).