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COVID 19: Emergency Lung Ventilator

Country of origin:
Country: 
LATVIA
Opportunity:
External Id: 
TOLV20200608001
Published
04/09/2020
Last update
04/09/2020
Expiration date
05/09/2021

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Apparatus Engineering
Emergency medicine
Medical Technology / Biomedical Engineering
Other therapeutic (including defibrillators)
Electromedical and medical equipment
Other professional, scientific and technical activities n.e.c.
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Summary

Summary: 
Latvian engineers and medical experts has developed a non-expensive, automated lung ventilator used during COVID-19 pandemic. It is designed to be assembled from easily available components. Team is close to finalizing product development and looking for manufacturing partners interested in production of device. Certification of ventilator as a medical device is needed as well. They are open for commercial agreement with technical assistance, licencing and technical cooperation agreement.

Description

Description: 

Team of Latvian engineers and medical experts has developed a non-expensive automated lung ventilator that can be used during COVID-19 pandemic. Purpose of design is to provide simplified but functional model that would help medics to save lives of patients with short-term respiratory failure. Device design is based on use of manual resuscitator bag. Compression of it is done by electromechanical actuator with microcomputer control. Ventilator incorporates necessary sensors for adaptive and safe operation according requirements of EU and Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency - MHRA (UK) to medical devices.
Supported ventilation modes:
pressure regulated volume control - PRVC;
volume control - VC;
volume control-assist control - VC-AC;
pressure control - PC,
pressure control-assist control - PC-AC.
Technical parameters:
Tidal Volume 250-650ml;
Inspiration to Expiration ratio (I:E ratio) 1:1 up to 1:3
Respiration Rate: 10 – 30 breaths per minute (BPM)
Additional Oxygen to air: FiO2 21-100%; Integrated Oxygen level measurement
Flow and Pressure Sensors
Alarms for main parameters
Intuitive parameter control trough touchscreen and physical control knobs ensuring easy operation with gloves.
Team is looking for manufacturing partners who would be interested to finalize the product development and manufacturing of the device.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
Design of ventilator has several advantages and innovations in comparison with similar, developed during last months. Team`s idea was to create design, that can be fast put into production, using off-the-shelf components, like actuators, sensors, computer and display modules, power supply. Other parts are simple cut and formed from stainless steel, aluminium and plastics to make production less expensive and fast. Other innovations for this simple model: Double side compression of bag, leading to more accurate volume and pressure parameters; Adaptive control software, with upgrade possibility; Sensors for all main vital parameters; Parameter graphic display with touch screen and additional press buttons for use with medical gloves.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Prototype available for demonstration

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
Team is looking for manufacturing partners interested in production of device. Partner must be able to provide necessary certification of ventilator as a medical device. Team is opened for different types of agreement.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME <10,251-500,SME 51-250

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Device look

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Tests on maneken in clinic

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Some parts, to be cut and bended