Designed for you.
To take care of them.
Meet the Ad Astra MD Gen2. The Single Patient StethoscopeTM.
A collaboration with Wichita State University and National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR), this disposable stethoscope is engineered for maximum performance in today’s demanding medical environments.
A strong and simple design is the hallmark of the Ad Astra MD Gen2. A product of 3D-printed prototypes and quick iterations and tests in the field, the Gen2 is engineered to provide high acoustic value and a budget that allows for single-patient application.
Born during a pandemic.
A design that will last for generations.
During the first half of 2020, at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our nation was not prepared for the demand for PPE and related medical equipment.
Ascension Via Christi reached out to Wichita State University and NIAR looking for a solution. Along with industry partners Spirit Aerosystems, Airbus, and Textron, they formed the Ad Astra Coalition.
The team quickly went to work developing prototypes for the Ad Astra MD Gen1 to serve the need for a plastic stethoscope that could be used on a per-patient basis. Getting the prototypes into the hands of medical practitioners all over South Central Kansas, the team realized they were onto something.
The Ad Astra Coalition
Not a new idea. A new design worth owning.
Disposable stethoscopes are not new. In fact, if you’re familiar with them, you know what to expect in terms of their quality.
The Ad Astra Coalition set out to change all that with the first-of-its-kind disposable stethoscope with acoustic quality rivaling stethoscopes selling for much more than their price tag. And, all this designed and made right here in the United States.
The Ad Astra MD Gen2 Stethoscope
Designed for real-world medical applications—with the acoustic quality you’d expect from your go-to brand.
Made of high density polyethylene with plastic tubing, making it safe for many medical environments.
Weighing in at less than 2 ounces, the Gen2’s strength-to-weight ratio is off the charts.
In times like these, the medical community is doing everything they can to keep patients safe.
Maximum sonic reproduction with a simple, minimal design.
Sturdy rubber ear tips fit your ear and maximize sound quality.
Additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping yields top results.
Utilizing state-of-the-art US-based manufacturing and industry connections, Ad Astra MD brought the team’s vision for a high-quality disposable stethoscope to reality in short order.
Soft Rubber Ear Tips
Rubber ear tips provide just the right amount of support and help transfer sound accurately.
Sturdy & Lightweight
Measuring just 6.5″ wide and 26″ long, the Ad Astra MD Gen2 is a joy to wear and use.
Proprietary Locking Bell
Sturdy, two-part locking bell is designed to ensure accurate lung auscultation.
No Risk, All Reward.
We’re confident you’ll be astounded by the quality, craftsmanship, and overall value of the Ad Astra MD Gen2. So, give them a try. In fact, any defects in workmanship and we’ll replace them for free.
Ad Astra Medical Devices
Discounts available for bulk purchase*
Keep your patients safe without sacrificing acoustic quality or your department’s budget.
Bulk shipments begin Early 2021
Corrosion-resistant and non-chilling. Our Gen2 will withstand whatever you throw its way.
Maximum amplification and accuracy with no digital components or battery power.
Rest easy knowing your Gen2 is safe in many healthcare environments and around many medical machines.
Our stethoscopes are manufactured in the heart of America—Wichita, KS.