Andrew Orr and Tom Kirk performed a second round of design verification testing at Smith + Nephew’s site in Hull at the end of May. Thank you to Ben Askem and Andrea Maggiore for organising the test programme and acquiring the data. The objectives were to further investigate the variability of individual components of theContinue reading “Design Verification Testing 6 in Hull”
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”
Smith & Nephew continues quest for ventilator approval to support Covid-19 response
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….”
As part of the design handover, a team from OxVent has spent the past 10 days (and nights) at Smith+Nephew, Hull, translating an academic prototype into a safe, reliable and manufacturable product that can be approved by MHRA. This team has worked tirelessly and with huge creativity alongside our Smith+Nephew colleagues to overcome technical hardwareContinue reading “OxVent team deployed to Smith+Nephew”
All standards referenced in the MHRA specifications for a rapidly manufactured ventilator system have been made accessible on the British Standards Institution website.
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”
This shows the confined bag valve mask cycling through inhalation / exhalation
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.