World COPD Day – Exovent Statement

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is quite rightly recognised to be a major cause of lung disease throughout the world, and on November 17th the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) will hold their 19th annual …

A very peculiar product management problem

Less than 1% of ideas turn into a product and make it to a price list. Technology looking for a problem to solve is a difficult starting point. It’s better to have a problem to solve and then seek a …

Why couldn’t you have invented a jetpack, dad?!

I became involved in the Exovent project back in March last year, just before the first national lockdown.  We were already seeing rapidly increasing numbers of very unwell patients at the Covid Assessment Centre, most of whom were absolutely terrified. …

Exovent Ergonomics

How did you get involved in Exovent?

It was around May last year when one of the clinicians who is supporting the Exovent team, got in touch. I was fortunate to get involved quite early in the process, which allowed …

Breathing new life into old technology

My first introduction to Exovent was in Sept 2020 I had just worked through the first wave of the COVID pandemic as an ENT surgeon at Imperial College Healthcare Trust where I had set up and taken part in the …

Time flies at Portsmouth Aviation

Exovent blog:  7th May 2021

Me and my ribs wake up lying across half-a-dozen carefully arranged pillows.  With a lot of cracked ribs and a bit of pneumothorax that’s one way to get a good night’s sleep!  I test …

A good neighbour is better than a far friend.

I’m a clinical physicist that worked in the Radboud university hospital in Nijmegen, The Netherlands from 1975 until December 2010. First 5 years in leukaemia research, then at the Anesthesiology Department.

In the last 5 years of my career I …

Can’t hear you, are you on mute?

Let’s take a trip back into time. Some of us will remember these days, some will have to imagine them.

It is the year 1970. A virus outbreak happens in a country on the other side of the world. We …

Exovent – Espresso shot to Moon Shot

“I launched into Exovent a year ago this week. The dystopian potential of worst-case COVID had been recognised. Industry had been called on to wage a new ‘Battle of Britain’ by building ventilators. Big industry started a big, and ultimately …