Vario 18 Portable Suction Pump

As an all-rounder for hospitals and clinics in surgical or airway suctioning, it offers quiet, reliable performance and mobility.

Discover how Vario 18 can support your needs.

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Compact design and battery-powered option

Enables use in any care setting, making the pump suitable for a wide range of applications.

Carrying handle

The light weight of the system makes transport easy.

QuatroFlex™ Powered Vacuum Suction

Silent and discreet operation (51.8 dB(A) at maximum flow*

*Performance data on file Medela AG.

Intuitive handling and safety features

Pump design is easy to understand and use so that clinical staff can become familiar with the system quickly. 

Membrane vacuum regulator

Guarantees a rapid vacuum build-up and allows precise regulation. Safety knob prevents unintended changes of vacuum.

Simple design

Designed for efficient, routine cleaning. The materials can withstand potent disinfection agents.

Disposable Fluid Collection System (Recommended)

Closed system with high-flow bacteria (99.999% retention) and overflow filter, smoke pre-filter and patient backflow valve. Constructed with double layered, highly burst-resistant1 PA/PE foil to ensure optimum protection. Optional solidifier models eliminate the risk of spilling to protect staff safety.

Efficient virus and bacteria filter

Prevent cross-contamination from COVID-19 with filtration efficiency of greater than 99.99987%.

Vario 18 and 18 c/i for small surgeries and airway suctioning

The Vario 18 is a multipurpose medical suction pump for hospitals and clinics that offers reliability, low noise and mobility.

Vario 18 in action

Medela airway suction Vario 18 in use
Quiet, portable and safe

The Vario 18 is lightweight, but robust, portable and designed for small surgical interventions and for airway suctioning.

  • High vacuum up to -75 kPa / - 563 mmHG
  • Flow of 18l / min
  • Weight of only: 3.5 kg / 4.2 kg (for battery version)

The Vario 18 c/i guarantees maximum suction performance for a range of constant and intermittent suctioning needs, such as gastric suctioning and surgical suctioning.

Intermittent suction can provide a more delicate drainage, whereas the constant suction mode is used for smaller interventions or airway suctioning.

Medela Vario 18 setting vacuum

The membrane vacuum regulator of the Vario 18 allows for precise vacuum settings.

The regulator must be pressed down to change the vacuum, which prevents inadvertent setting changes

Medela Vario 18 c/i change liner

It features a built-in battery charger that allows for 30 minutes of cordless and mobile. Acoustic and visible alarms notify the user when the battery needs recharging.

Operating the Vario 18 c/i is both easy and intuitive. All accessories are designed to complement the device and prevent false connections.

Setting up your new Vario pump?

Here are all the answers, resources, and support you need to get up and running.

Video guides
Accessories
Downloads

Unpacking & Assembling the Vario 18

The videos are for demonstration uses only and in no way replace the IFU.

Learn how to set up Medela's Vario 18 suction pump with Disposable and Reusable Collection Systems

The videos are for demonstration uses only and in no way replace the IFU

Medela Vario 18 with Disposable Collection System

Medela Vario 18 with Reusable Collection System

Medela disposable collection system 1.5l and 2.5l for fluid collection

Disposable Collection System

For hygienic, easy-to-use and economic fluid management.

Disposable suction liners and reusable PC jars in sizes of 1.5 and 2.5 litres.

More info here

Disposable Collection System

Medela disposable collection system 1.5l and 2.5l for fluid collection

For hygienic, easy-to-use and economic fluid management.

Disposable suction liners and reusable PC jars in sizes of 1.5 and 2.5 litres.

More info here

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Medela Vario 18 c/i accessories reusable set 1l

Reusable Collection System

To collect secretions easily and economically. Autoclavable PSU jars and lid in sizes 1 and 2 litres.

More info here

 

Reusable Collection System

Medela Vario 18 c/i accessories reusable set 1l

To collect secretions easily and economically. Autoclavable PSU jars and lid in sizes 1 and 2 litres.

More info here

 

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Medela Vario 18 c/i accessories filter bacteria overflow

Filters

To protect the pump from overflow, particles and the environment from bacteria and odours.

Filters

Medela Vario 18 c/i accessories filter bacteria overflow

To protect the pump from overflow, particles and the environment from bacteria and odours.

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Medela Vario 18 c/i accessories carrying bag

Carrying Bag

For the safe transportation of the Vario pumps and accessories.

Carrying Bag

Medela Vario 18 c/i accessories carrying bag

For the safe transportation of the Vario pumps and accessories.

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Medela Vario 18 c/i accessories car connection cable

Car Connection Cable

For charging the pumps in the car

Car Connection Cable

Medela Vario 18 c/i accessories car connection cable

For charging the pumps in the car

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Medela fluid collection accessories clampholder single

Clamp Holder

To attach suction jars to standard rails.

Clamp Holder

Medela fluid collection accessories clampholder single

To attach suction jars to standard rails.

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Medela Vario 18 c/i accessories rail holder

Vario Rail Holder

For attaching the Vario pumps to standard rails.

Vario Rail Holder

Medela Vario 18 c/i accessories rail holder

For attaching the Vario pumps to standard rails.

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Medela Vario 18 c/i accessories universal-holder

Vario Universal Holder

To attach the Vario pumps to rails.

Vario Universal Holder

Medela Vario 18 c/i accessories universal-holder

To attach the Vario pumps to rails.

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Medela Basic and Dominant Flex accessories tubing coupling

Tubing

Disposable or reusable tubing in various materials, diameters and lengths

Tubing

Medela Basic and Dominant Flex accessories tubing coupling

Disposable or reusable tubing in various materials, diameters and lengths

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1- Performance data on file Medela AG.