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Physicists make new medical ventilator

By 7 mai 2020 mai 31st, 2020 No Comments

The Mechanical Ventilator Milano (MVM), an innovative ventilator for patients severely affected by Covid-19, has gone from conception to reality in just six weeks.  Designed by an international collaboration of particle physicists who usually work on dark matter and developed in cooperation with other relevant scientific communities, it has just been recognized by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as falling within the scope of Emergency Use Authorization for intensive therapy ventilators. Achieving this result in such a short time was made possible thanks to an international collaboration of scientists and companies mainly in Italy, Canada and the United States. In France, the Laboratoire Astroparticule et Cosmologie (CNRS/University of Paris) has been involved from the outset, together with the Laboratoire Subatech (CNRS/University of Nantes/IMT Atlantique) and MINES ParisTech.

The Mechanical Ventilator Milano © Studio Volpi

Source: CNRS

Source: Press release from the collaboration

Reference: Mechanical Ventilator Milano (MVM): A Novel Mechanical Ventilator Designed for Mass Scale Production in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. arxiv.org/abs/2003.10405