Publication date: 
2020/11/06
CoroVent lung ventilators developed at the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague and paid for from the collection of citizens and companies are gradually being delivered to Czech hospitals. The first installation took place at the Masaryk Regional Health Hospital in Ústí nad Labem on 31 October, 2020 where the patient was hooked up to the lung ventilator for the first time.

To date, installations have taken place in the following hospitals:

31. 10. Masaryk Hospital Ústí nad Labem - 1 pc

4. 11. Rychnov nad Kněžnou Hospital - 2 pcs, Slaný Hospital - 3 pcs

5. 11. Agel Hospital Valašské Meziříčí - 1 piece, Žatec Hospital - 2 pieces

6. 11. Broumov Hospital - 2 pcs, Liberec Regional Hospital - 3 pcs

 

Further deliveries are planned for next week according to the current situation in hospitals. The CTU team maps the needs of individual hospitals on a daily basis and, based on demand, distributes and distributes CoroVent lung ventilators. Installation for the entire Czech Republic is provided by two professional teams, which also train hospital staff for their usage. 

 

The development of the CoroVent lung ventilator was started by a team led by Professor Karel Roubík from the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering in March this year during the first wave of the coronavirus outbreak. It was designed from components commonly available on the market, which allows its rapid production in large numbers, as there is no need to wait for custom-made special parts. CoroVent ventilators were mass-produced by Mico Medical in Třebíč on the basis of a CTU license. In 161 days since its inception, CoroVent has received the prestigious FDA EUA (Food and Drug Administration Emergency Use Authorization) certification, which has enabled it to enter global markets. On 22 October, 2020, CoroVent obtained a permit for sale and use as a medical device from the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic, which started the distribution of these ventilators to Czech hospitals.

 

"CTU thanks all donors who contributed to the production of the CoroVent lung ventilator and thus helped finance our hospitals with the necessary equipment to save the lives of patients with coronavirus," says the rector of CTU in Prague doc. Vojtěch Petráček. 

 

"I am glad that we managed to develop such a device in a very short time, saving human lives in a crisis situation," said prof. Karel Roubík.

 

Contact person: 
Name: 
Mgr. Andrea Vondráková
E-mail: 
andrea.vondrakova@cvut.cz
Phone: 
+420 605763506
Department: 
Rektorát ČVUT v Praze