Materialise and Fluidda worked together in the development of a 3D-printed Non-Invasive PEEP Mask to Alleviate Ventilator Shortage
For several years. Materialise, a Belgian 3D printing company with one of the largest 3D printing facilities in the world and Fluidda, the biotech company which developed Functional Respiratory Imaging (FRI) technology, have been working together to develop new medical devices to help patients suffering from lung diseases.
During this COVID-19 crisis, there is a significant shortage of mechanical ventilators to administer extra oxygen to patients who need breathing support.
Materialise and Fluidda worked together to develop a solution by designing a 3D-printed connector that holds together standard medical equipment. It is called the Materialise Passive NIP, with NIP standing for Non-Invasive PEEP (Positive End Expiratory Pressure). It is currently being fast-tracked through the regulatory process to make it available as soon as possible during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Categorised in: Miscellaneous / April 7, 2020 4:15 pm /Tags: 3d, COVID-19, printed, ventilator