JFD unveils new ventilator system to support global battle against COVID-19

Giovanni Corbetta, managing director

A COMPANY dedicated to creating life-support equipment has unveiled its new ventilator system to support the global battle against Covid-19.

JFD, a world leader in breathing apparatus, announced that it will bring to market a new patient ventilator system.

The firm’s breathing lab is located at the National Hyperbaric Centre in Aberdeen.

JFD, which has a base in Westhill, has designed the system with a specific focus on reducing the usage of oxygen and uses up to 90% less than other ventilators on the market.

Giovanni Corbetta, managing director of the firm, said: “Since the global outbreak of Covid-19, JFD has been working around the clock, utilising all our experience in developing breathing apparatus and life support equipment to design the best possible solution for patients, doctors and healthcare authorities around the world.

“As well as basing our design on a proven medical ventilator device, a key part of this project has been to take into account the likely pressures on O2 supply.

“Our core purpose as a company is to protect lives.

“So, we are delighted that we have been able to use and transfer some of our experience into helping and hopefully alleviating some of the pressure that all the amazing health workers are under on the front line in battling this Covid-19 pandemic.”

The InVicto ventilator system is already proven and ready for manufacture, and the oxygen recovery system capabilities are currently undergoing final testing.

The system design has referenced the latest government recommendations and standards based on clinical care experience in China and Italy.

The mask, which is 3D printed, is said to be a solution to the PPE shortage many hospitals are experiencing.

Once tested, clinicians hope the equipment would be a solution to providing custom-fitted masks that can be manufactured locally.

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