Marine products manufacturer develops ventilators for NHS

InVicto ventilator devices. Credit: James Fisher and Sons

Marine breathing apparatus manufacturer, James Fisher and Sons (JFD), has developed a new ventilator system to support the National Health Service (NHS) in the COVID-19 pandemic, in response to calls by the UK government.

JFD said the compact design of its InVictor ventilator means it can be used in pre-critical, temporary hospital wards or at care homes. It can also be used in hospital wards and intensive care units, providing full ventilation support with patient monitoring, breathing gas, and O2 management and alarms.

The system has no electrical or moving parts or external power requirements, and is powered by the breathing gas supply. This means that it can be quickly deployed and redeployed to where it is needed most and used in continuous 24/7 operation.

The InVicto ventilator was designed with COVID-19 treatment in mind and referenced the latest UK government recommendations and standards based on clinical care experience in China and Italy.

“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,” said Giovanni Crobetta, managing director, JFD.

The company has of yet not secured a contract with the NHS, however, the InVicto ventilator is ready for launch into full scale production with capacity to manufacture 2,000 systems weekly. JFD are looking to supply its ventilator to the global market.