Global diving equipment manufacturer Narked at 90 has provided vital components in the field of oxygen control and monitoring systems for the new OxVent ventilators to support Smith+Nephew.
The OxVent ventilator is being developed to help the NHS meet the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic by a collaboration of scientists, clinicians and medical technology manufacturers from the University of Oxford, King’s College London and Smith+Nephew.
Currently under review by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority (MHRA), the OxVent ventilators order is subject to the design gaining authorization.
Brent Hudson, Technical Director at Narked at 90, said: “We are truly proud to be able to provide our expertise and key components in support of this project, and to play a part in solving the current ventilator challenge that the NHS is facing.”
Andrew Garfield, Vice President of Operations at Smith+Nephew, said: “We are extremely thankful for the collaboration with Narked at 90. Their expertise in the field of oxygen control and monitoring has been vital in this project, and we look forward to the OxVent ventilators gaining approval and making a meaningful difference to the current situation.”
Oxvent is the lowest cost device of its type and is now to be shared with other countries where there is an urgent clinical need.