The Maximed is an pathogenic aerosol aspirator. Operating like a portable vacuum cleaner, it eliminates at their source the particles and aerosols exhaled by patients being treated in operating rooms, thereby reducing the probability of contamination by more than

95 %.


« No cases of COVID-19 contamination coming from the operating room! »
Dr. Lamontagne

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Designed and developed in Canada to the highest standards, our product is CSA certified for hospital environments.

Suitable for all medical trades
(ENT, maxillofacial, thoracic surgery, anesthesiologists, dentists,
respiratory therapists, nurses, etc.)


How does an aerosol pathogen remover work?

Through an articulated arm, a medium suction is created around the exhalation area of the patient to eliminate any germs attached to microscopic droplets suspended in the air.

Viruses ranging from 0.06 to 0.14 microns attach to droplets measuring on average 0.0002 inches in diameter.

A HEPA filter, which is certified 99.997% efficient on 0.3-micron particles, captures them on its surface.

The respiration zone is freed of particles and thus they are not dispersed throughout the room.

This system, combined with the existing ventilation in the operating room, work to limit the spread of pathogens in the room.

The captured air is then either vented to the outside or connected to the room's air circulation system, thereby creating a negative atmosphere. If external or systemic venting is impossible, the filtered air is recirculated into the room.

Solid protection for hospital personnel

When used correctly Maximed decreases the probability of contamination by more than 95%, by reducing the concentration of particles and the spread of viruses. The Maximed is a unique device that can have considerable and immediate impact on the wellbeing of hospital staff.

When part of a rigorous sanitary measures protocol, Maximed can help accelerate the pace of patient care without compromising the health of medical personnel.

Tailor-made to fit the requirements of our hospitals

Developed in response to COVID-19, Maximed reduces the impact of the pandemic on our healthcare system.

Developed after a request of the regional health authority of the Laurentides region in Québec, Maximed has been thoroughly tested in many operating rooms. Now installed throughout the United States and Canada, Maximed is made to fit the needs of any operating room. A stellar example of co-innovation.


Simple, cost effective and ready to use!

The ease of installation and substantial savings achieved makes the Maximed system the smart and definite solution.

The Maximed is delivered ready to use and is easily adapted to your space. AQC products are known for their efficiency, durability and easy maintenance, and Maximed is no exception.

Because of its innovative design, low maintenance nature and the durability of its components, the unit’s operating cost is over 25% lower than would be expected. Its use allows considerably more patients to be treated daily, thanks to its ability to completely filter the room’s ambient air each hour.

Key components


High-efficiency 99.997% HEPA filtration

Source capture does not affect the aseptic field (from 8'' to 24'') thanks to MAXAIR's stainless steel arm with suction of 600 CFM to the arm nozzle (284 L/s)

Portable unit for source capture

CSA certified for hospitals: waterproofing

DOP factory certification

Simplified maintenance

#4 hospital grade stainless steel finish, sanitized surface

Patent pending

Quiet: 65 dB(A) at 3’ (1m)

Polyamide fan with rear-inclined blades

Easy and secure maintenance according to health guidelines

Recirculation of filtered air

A differential pressure-monitoring gauge indicates when the disposable HEPA filter is clogged.

AQC is also approved by Health Canada for the manufacture of medical devices, our high-efficiency HEPA DOP filters having undergone and passed rigorous non-infiltration tests.

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January 2021

Martin Brisebois talks about the MAXIMED on TVBL
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November 2020

Dr. Lamontagne : Benefits of using Maximed in the operating room (video)
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November 2020

Dr. Lamontagne: “No COVID outbreaks in the operating room in Saint-Jérôme!” (video)
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AQC is a Quebec-based SME. The company produces a wide range of dust- and pollutant-collection equipment and systems, exporting 30% of its production to the USA.

Among its clients, who are mostly in the pharmaceutical industry and hospital space, are The MUHC, CHUM and many other healthcare facilities.

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