NOTTINGHAM, England (Nov. 21, 2005)—A Luxfer Gas Cylinders fund-raising event on behalf of Deutsche Selbsthilfegruppe Sauerstoff-Langzeit-Therapie (LOT), the German national support group for long-term oxygen therapy patients, was a great success at the Medica 2005 tradeshow held Nov. 16-19 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

The event, sponsored by Luxfer, invited visitors to the Luxfer stand to donate one euro in return for a decorative piggy bank. The fund-raising effort was timed to coincide with the World COPD Day ‘Breathless Not Helpless’ campaign held Nov. 16. (COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.)

Vicky Butler, Luxfer’s European medical marketing manager, said, “LOT’s support network is a lifeline for people living with lung disease throughout Germany. Our Luxfer Medical event raised much-needed funds to help ensure that patients receive sufficient care and support and also raised awareness about COPD.”

Medica 2005 showcased the growing Luxfer Medical line of products, including lightweight medical gas cylinders made from Luxfer’s patented L7XTM aluminium alloy. The Luxfer Medical line also features lightweight hoop-wrap and composite cylinders that not only enhance patience mobility, but also reduce medical staff occupational injuries associated with equipment handling.

Lightweight Luxfer Medical cylinders are widely used throughout Europe, North America and Asia. For more information about the Luxfer Medical product line, visit the Luxfer Gas Cylinders website at