NICE has developed a Medtech Innovation Briefing (MIB) on the End-tidal Control software for use with Aisys closed circuit anaesthesia systems.

End-tidal Control is a gas delivery software option for the GE Healthcare Aisys Carestation and Aisys CS2 anaesthesia delivery systems. It monitors and automatically adjusts the levels of anaesthetic concentration in a closed circuit system. The closed circuit is currently the most widely used form of breathing system in anaesthetic machines, and usually contains integrated gas, pressure and volume-monitoring sensors.

Medtech Innovation Briefings provide a description of the medical technology, including its likely place in therapy, the costs of using the technology and a critical review of the strengths and weaknesses of the relevant published evidence.

Their purpose is to provide objective information on device and diagnostic technologies to aid local decision-making by clinicians, managers and procurement professionals. By making this information available, NICE helps to avoid the need for NHS organisations to produce similar information for local use.

Medtech Innovation Briefings are not NICE guidance. They differ in format, contain no judgement on the value of the technology and do not constitute a guidance recommendation.

MIBs are commissioned by NHS England and produced in support of the NHS 5 Year Forward View, specifically as one of a number of steps which will accelerate innovation in new treatments and diagnostics.