RESPIRA emergency ventilator

RESPIRA emergency ventilator

Type of project

Pre-clinical testing and participation in a clinical trial of emergency ventilator

Brief summary and objectives

The objective of the RESPIRA project is to provide help with ventilation for patients with severe respiratory problems, such as those with COVID-19, when conventional ventilators are not available. It is designed for temporary use during the emergency.

RESPIRA automates and controls of manual resuscitation bag (BVM or AMBU) providing specific features and functionalities required by the medical industry. This device makes it possible to save patient's life while controlling and monitoring crucial parameters to assist human breathing. It can be monitored remotely. 

Project members

  • The project has been developed by the Hospital Clínic, Germans Trias i Pujol and Barcelona University with GPAInnova
  • The device uses parts from SIEMENS and CMC, it is being manufactured by MAM in Santa Perpetua, Barcelona

Projected timing

The clinical trial is ongoing to provide ventilators in emergency situations.

Funding bodies

This initiative has been possible thanks to the support of a large number of private individuals, companies and organizations from civil society. They have also had the support of the Catalan Health Service, which has facilited the incorporation of the companies and has supported the centres seeking this type of solution.

The RESPIRA prototype has been developed by GPAInnova


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