Update on OxVent ventilator programme

The OxVent group, comprised of scientists, clinicians and medical technology manufacturers from the University of Oxford, King’s College London and Smith+Nephew, has been proud to mobilise quickly in response to the anticipated need for ventilators to support the NHS in treating patients with COVID-19. The UK government has confirmed that, due to actual clinical need,Continue reading “Update on OxVent ventilator programme”

OxVent – ready for manufacture by Smith+Nephew

Two weeks ago we joined forces with an INCREDIBLE team @SmithNephewPLC in Hull who got OxVent ready for Manufacture. Our System is submitted and is awaiting @MHRAgovuk Feedback. “Never underestimate the ability of a small group of like minded people….”

OxVent gets green light by UK government to proceed to next stage of testing

It was announced last night that our team has been shortlisted by the UK government to go to the next stage of testing for safety and usability for our ventilator prototype. This is following the government’s recent callout for rapidly deployable ventilator designs in response to the Coronavirus pandemic and forecasted acute shortage of ventilators.Continue reading “OxVent gets green light by UK government to proceed to next stage of testing”

Prototype of Air-Driven Ambu box

This video shows the results of our first week of intensive working The Ambu or bag valve mask is confined within a rigid perspex box. This box can be pressurised from a 4 bar line. When it is pressurised, the Ambu compresses, providing an inhalation. When the pressure is switched off, the Ambu re-inflates.


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