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First Batch of Devices for Ventilating Two Patients With One Ventilator to Be Tested

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The Institute of Medical Technology and Equipment has already manufactured 100 devices for ventilating of two patients with one ventilator. On Friday, the first batch will be sent from the Łukasiewicz Institute to medical centres for clinical tests, the Łukasiewicz Research Network announced.

According to the Łukasiewicz Research Network press release, the Institute of Medical Technology and Equipment has already manufactured 100 devices for ventilating of two patients with one ventilator. On Friday, the first batch will be sent from the Łukasiewicz Institute to medical centres for clinical tests.

The remaining Ventil systems will be sent to other medical facilities after Easter.

'The Ventil system was developed by a team of scientists from the Nalecz Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering PAS, led by Professor Marek Darowski. The invention will help increase the number of patients who can use the ventilators available in Poland. This may be of particular importance in the treatment of COVID-19 patients, reads the release.

The president of the Łukasiewicz Research Network Piotr Dardziński, quoted in the press release, emphasises that 'many steps taken at Łukasiewicz to fight SARS-CoV-2 are the scientific community's response to the threat associated with the coronavirus pandemic. This is a Scientific Shield that supports us all in the fight against the effects of this global epidemic', he says and thanks scientists from the Nalecz Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering PAS and the Łukasiewicz - Institute of Medical Technology and Equipment for the cooperation, which resulted in providing Ventil device for clinical tests.

Head of the Łukasiewicz - Institute of Medical Technology and Equipment Janusz Wróbel announced that the Ministry of Science and Higher Education commissioned the Nalecz Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering PAS to prepare another 100 units of Ventil devices for clinical trials.

'The Łukasiewicz - Institute of Medical Technology and Equipment will, of course, manufacture them. Further production will depend on orders, and marketing the devices outside of clinical trials may begin after obtaining an authorisation, which - as we estimate - may take place in the beginning of May', says Wróbel.

According to the release, the project of implementing the Ventil system for low volume production is financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. (PAP)

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