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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 …

World Pneumonia Day – ‘Study the past if you would divine the future’

Study the past if you would divine the future – Confucius.

The Exovent team of engineers, doctors, and enablers are 100% behind the extremely important World Pneumonia Day. This special day was started by the Stop Pneumonia Initiative in …

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 …

Exovent development old technology

Exovent articles in Anesthesia News – Exovent: a new development from old technology

Few contemporary anaesthetists imagining negative pressure ventilation would picture a modern, lightweight, torso-only device, and fewer still would imagine it being described as “extremely pleasant” by a wide-awake subject who was able to eat, drink and talk freely during exhalation. …

Exovent development old technology

Exovent articles in Anesthesia News

2020 was an exceptional year for the Exovent team. It has been an unusual year for everyone with a global pandemic disrupting life, while putting enormous strain on the NHS. This backdrop created an environment and an imperative for innovation …

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 …

Portsmouth Aviation starts to fly in medical device market with exovent negative pressure ventilator

Exovent is delighted to announce the UK manufacturer, Portsmouth Aviation, will be developing the next iteration of the exovent negative pressure ventilator taking it through regulatory approval and subsequent manufacture.  This follows an agreement reached with Marshall Aerospace …

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 …

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group and Portsmouth Aviation accelerates production of life-saving device

 

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group (MADG) has reached an agreement with UK manufacturer Portsmouth Aviation that will accelerate production of negative pressure ventilation assistance devices by sharing knowledge and prototypes it developed in partnership with the exovent consortium of …

HRH learns about exovent

We were very proud to see HRH the Princess Royal learning all about the exovent ventilator on a recent visit to Marshall Aerospace and Defence in Cambridge.
More information about the visit can be found here.

Teaching an old Doctor new tricks – my first year with Exovent

My name is Di and I’m a retired GP, an early member of the Exovent group, and an active member of the u3a – an organisation for those who like to learn new things and stay active.

A year ago …

Gentle persuasion is better than force

From childhood I’ve always had a fascination with Aesop’s Fables, a blueprint for life and how to live it well. We are all familiar with the many fables and one of my favourites that I remember being told as a …

Exovent development old technology

“Lockdown” is not a new experience for me.

I was born in Birmingham in 1947, the first year of the major UK polio epidemic, which continued in the UK until the late 1950s. “Lockdown” is not a new experience for me.

In the first half of the 20th …

Exovent development old technology

BBC Arabic TV programme about exovent

This link is in Arabic from a BBC Arabic TV programme providing details about the Exovent system.…

Exovent development old technology

Marshall ADG Apprentice involvement with exovent

Marshall ADG apprentice, Josh Lucas, found himself at the heart of the team who helped design and prototype the new #exovent negative pressure ventilator, rubbing shoulders with some of the UK’s greatest medics. Read his extraordinary story here: bit.ly/2MVHhIe

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