• Fast and efficient vacuum build-up

  • Active vacuum helps to keep the suction cup in place

  • Active vacuum reduces the risk of cup pop-offs

Extensive range of suction cups

Choice of type of suction cups and various sizes to ensure gentle and individual vacuum assisted delivery

Rapid and active vacuum-build up in seconds

Electric vacuum generation at the touch of a button ensures fast vacuum build-up. The active vacuum of the suction pump ensures firm attachment of the suction cup to the baby’s head and reduces the risk of cup pop-offs.

Medela offers a complete system that includes a surgical suction pump with all the necessary components and a large choice of suction cups.

The goal is to support the mother and ensure that delivery of the baby can take place in a gentle and controlled manner.

The Medela VAD system provides rapid vacuum-build up in seconds and quick set-up thanks to compatible parts.

Safe and individualised assistance

Medela's Suction Pumps, Dominant Flex and Basic, offer fast and efficient vacuum build up, easy maintenance and precise vacuum settings.

The consistent active vacuum helps to keep the suction cup in place to reduce the risk of cup pop-offs. Together with the Medela Basic and Dominant Flex suction pumps and your choice of rigid or soft, reusable or disposable suction cups and a wide range of accessories, the system delivers effective performance.

Medela suction pumps have been thoroughly tested for safe and efficient use with all these types of suction cups.3

During a vacuum-assisted delivery, the soft suction cup of the vacuum is applied to the baby's head, and the vacuum helps guide the baby out of the birth canal. Advanced vacuum deliverysystems support gentle, smooth delivery and allow obstetricians to execute safe, individualised interventions.

Adjusting vacuum level

The membrane vacuum regulator of the Medela Suction Pumps Dominant Flex and Basic can be set to the precise level required and ensures that the vacuum is built up in seconds.

Medela's suction cup product range:

Single use cups
Our sterile single use cup obviates the necessity of cleaning and re-sterilization, whilst maintaining the performance and advantages of either Silc cup and Bird cups.  They ensure safety and performance for VAD system.

Reusable Cups
We offer reusable cups both rigid and soft types depending on your preferences.
Rigid reusable cups like our Bird cups (for anterior and posterior position) may be easier to apply to the correct position on the fetal scalp with a simpler traction and apparatus that is easier to assemble compare to other rigid cup type.

Soft reusable cup like the Silc Cups are very popular. The advantages of the Silc Cup include ease of application, effective adherence to the fetal scalp without the formation of a chignon, and minimal risk to both the mother and baby during its use.

The CaesAid offers a gentle support for delivering fetal head during Caesarean sections. It can be attached to the pump used for suctioning during the operation. The use of the CaesAid may allow for a smaller incision with less blood loss.

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Single use Bird Cup

The polycarbonate version of the reusable Bird Cup comes with a traction handle that can be tilted for use when the fetus is in the occipito-anterior or posterior position.

The diameter is 50mm.

Single use Silc Cup

The ventouse attaches gently to the fetal scalp. Its smooth surface with a longitudinal ridge allows observing rotation. 

It is made of thermoplastic elastomer and is 60mm in diameter.

Bird Cups

The Bird Cup is the most widely sold type of suction cup. It is based on the design of the Malmström Cup, with separate suction and traction ports.

Made of autoclavable stainless steel, the Bird Cup comes in diameters of 40, 50 and 60mm.

Bird Posterior Cup

Especially designed for the occipito-posterior fetal position, the vacuum port is positioned on the side of this suction cup.

This, together with its low profile, ensures easier insertion. Made of autoclavable stainless steel, the Bird Posterior Cup comes in the diameter of 50mm.

Silc Cups

This medical-grade silicone cup attaches gently to the fetal scalp.

Its one-piece design for easy handling and its smooth surface with a longitudinal ridge make it possible to observe rotation.

The reusable silicone suction cups are autoclavable and come in 50 and 60mm sizes.

CaesAid Cups for caesarean sections

The CaesAid cup offers gentle support for delivery during caesarean sections. The use of the CaesAid may allow for a smaller incision with less blood loss.

Plus, it can be attached to the pump used for suctioning during the operation.

The CaesAid is made of medical-grade silicone, is autoclavable and is 60mm in size.

Basic and Dominant Flex accessories foot vacuum controller
The optional foot vacuum regulator is ideal to gently increase the vacuum to the level set on the Medela Suction Pump without needing to turn the vacuum regulator knob. Simply press down with the heel to release the vacuum immediately when the baby is born.

1. Performance data on file at Medela AG

2. Performance data on file at Medela AG 3-Product availability may depend on local registration. For more information, please contact us. 

3. All newborns should get Apgar score at 10 minutes, say researchers | Nursing Times

Features & Benefits

Medela offers a complete system that includes a surgical suction pump with all the necessary components and a large choice of suction cups.

The goal is to support the mother and ensure that delivery of the baby can take place in a gentle and controlled manner.

The Medela VAD system provides rapid vacuum-build up in seconds and quick set-up thanks to compatible parts.

Safe and individualised assistance

Medela's Suction Pumps, Dominant Flex and Basic, offer fast and efficient vacuum build up, easy maintenance and precise vacuum settings.

The consistent active vacuum helps to keep the suction cup in place to reduce the risk of cup pop-offs. Together with the Medela Basic and Dominant Flex suction pumps and your choice of rigid or soft, reusable or disposable suction cups and a wide range of accessories, the system delivers effective performance.

Medela suction pumps have been thoroughly tested for safe and efficient use with all these types of suction cups.3

During a vacuum-assisted delivery, the soft suction cup of the vacuum is applied to the baby's head, and the vacuum helps guide the baby out of the birth canal. Advanced vacuum deliverysystems support gentle, smooth delivery and allow obstetricians to execute safe, individualised interventions.

Adjusting vacuum level

The membrane vacuum regulator of the Medela Suction Pumps Dominant Flex and Basic can be set to the precise level required and ensures that the vacuum is built up in seconds.

Medela's suction cup product range:

Single use cups
Our sterile single use cup obviates the necessity of cleaning and re-sterilization, whilst maintaining the performance and advantages of either Silc cup and Bird cups.  They ensure safety and performance for VAD system.

Reusable Cups
We offer reusable cups both rigid and soft types depending on your preferences.
Rigid reusable cups like our Bird cups (for anterior and posterior position) may be easier to apply to the correct position on the fetal scalp with a simpler traction and apparatus that is easier to assemble compare to other rigid cup type.

Soft reusable cup like the Silc Cups are very popular. The advantages of the Silc Cup include ease of application, effective adherence to the fetal scalp without the formation of a chignon, and minimal risk to both the mother and baby during its use.

The CaesAid offers a gentle support for delivering fetal head during Caesarean sections. It can be attached to the pump used for suctioning during the operation. The use of the CaesAid may allow for a smaller incision with less blood loss.

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Accessories & Disposables

Single use Bird Cup

The polycarbonate version of the reusable Bird Cup comes with a traction handle that can be tilted for use when the fetus is in the occipito-anterior or posterior position.

The diameter is 50mm.

Single use Silc Cup

The ventouse attaches gently to the fetal scalp. Its smooth surface with a longitudinal ridge allows observing rotation. 

It is made of thermoplastic elastomer and is 60mm in diameter.

Bird Cups

The Bird Cup is the most widely sold type of suction cup. It is based on the design of the Malmström Cup, with separate suction and traction ports.

Made of autoclavable stainless steel, the Bird Cup comes in diameters of 40, 50 and 60mm.

Bird Posterior Cup

Especially designed for the occipito-posterior fetal position, the vacuum port is positioned on the side of this suction cup.

This, together with its low profile, ensures easier insertion. Made of autoclavable stainless steel, the Bird Posterior Cup comes in the diameter of 50mm.

Silc Cups

This medical-grade silicone cup attaches gently to the fetal scalp.

Its one-piece design for easy handling and its smooth surface with a longitudinal ridge make it possible to observe rotation.

The reusable silicone suction cups are autoclavable and come in 50 and 60mm sizes.

CaesAid Cups for caesarean sections

The CaesAid cup offers gentle support for delivery during caesarean sections. The use of the CaesAid may allow for a smaller incision with less blood loss.

Plus, it can be attached to the pump used for suctioning during the operation.

The CaesAid is made of medical-grade silicone, is autoclavable and is 60mm in size.

Basic and Dominant Flex accessories foot vacuum controller
The optional foot vacuum regulator is ideal to gently increase the vacuum to the level set on the Medela Suction Pump without needing to turn the vacuum regulator knob. Simply press down with the heel to release the vacuum immediately when the baby is born.

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1. Performance data on file at Medela AG

2. Performance data on file at Medela AG 3-Product availability may depend on local registration. For more information, please contact us. 

3. All newborns should get Apgar score at 10 minutes, say researchers | Nursing Times

Customer Reviews

"The use of Thopaz+ can take the surgeon beyond the 24 hour limit for drain removal, using criteria in minutes rather than days. It also facilitates safe day-case thoracic surgery and is an essential component of a modern thoracic surgery programme"

Professor Eric Lim MB ChB MD MSc FRCS(C-Th), Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, Royal Brompton Hospital Professor of Thoracic Surgery, Imperial College London

"Our experience with Thopaz+ has completely changed our patient's monitoring, allowing us to know their status hour by hour as if we were at their side 24 hours a day. With this, we have achieved a shorter hospital stay with the maximum level of assurance at discharge."

Concepción Partida González, Thoracic Surgeon. University Hospital La Paz, Madrid, Spain

"Thopaz+ allows complete patient mobility and independence while the chest drain is still in situ, thereby realizing the full potential of the minimally invasive surgery we are performing"

Dr. Alan Sihoe, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong

"The use of Thopaz+ can take the surgeon beyond the 24 hour limit for drain removal, using criteria in minutes rather than days. It also facilitates safe day-case thoracic surgery and is an essential component of a modern thoracic surgery programme"

Professor Eric Lim MB ChB MD MSc FRCS(C-Th), Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, Royal Brompton Hospital Professor of Thoracic Surgery, Imperial College London

"Our experience with Thopaz+ has completely changed our patient's monitoring, allowing us to know their status hour by hour as if we were at their side 24 hours a day. With this, we have achieved a shorter hospital stay with the maximum level of assurance at discharge."

Concepción Partida González, Thoracic Surgeon. University Hospital La Paz, Madrid, Spain

"Thopaz+ allows complete patient mobility and independence while the chest drain is still in situ, thereby realizing the full potential of the minimally invasive surgery we are performing"

Dr. Alan Sihoe, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong

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