Combilift applies expertise to ventilators
Combilift is working on a ventilator solution
Combilift has drawn on its expertise in engineering and software design to develop the Combi-Ventilate, a splitter device which turns one ventilator into multiple ventilation stations.
Designed to address the requirements of medical professionals in the current COVID-19 emergency, the Combi-Ventilate was developed by a team of mechatronic and software engineers and a unit is currently undergoing laboratory tests with Ger Curley, Professor of Anaesthesia & Critical Care at Royal College of Surgeons in Beaumont Hospital.
Martin McVicar, CEO and co-founder of Combilift, says: "Certain countries and cities are struggling to get enough ventilators and many governments and health authorities are encouraging manufacturers to come up with a solution, as did the HSE in Ireland. Instead of actually developing ventilators, we analysed what is really required, as we do in our usual business models."
The Combi-Ventilate uses standard pipes and fittings for easy assembly and its individual patient filters prevent cross-contamination.
"We have undertaken this non-profit endeavour in order to meet the demands of the global crisis for health services around the world, namely the lack or shortage of ventilators," he adds. "The medical device sector is not our core business but making equipment which keeps people safe has always been our focus and this latest project, driven by our desire to help during these difficult times, mirrors what our research and development has done for the last 20 years."FMH supports food banks
Denver, CO, United States
FMH Material Handling Solutions has supported local food banks with a donation of electric pallet jacks.
"Understanding the difficult time and the amount of product being moved through local food banks, we are pleased to make these donations," says FMH president John Faulkner. "We are happy to support the local charities and organisations with these donations that support the less fortunate in the greater Denver area."
The donations have gone to Food Bank of the Rockies, Community Food Share, Volunteer of America - Colorado and Metro Caring.
The company chose Heli lithium pallet jacks for the charities, noting the equipment is very compact and reliable.
FMH Material Handling Solutions has been in business since 1978 with branches in Albuquerque, Denver and El Paso.
BYD donates masks
BYD Europe donates PPE in Hungary
BYD has presented the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade with 70,000 masks, while a further 30,000 masks were presented to town authorities in Komarom.
At a handover ceremony in Budapest, Peer Szijjarte, Minister of Foreign Affairs & Trade, took possession of 70,000 face-masks from Yongping Chen, managing director of BYD Hungary.
"This is a significant contribution to our efforts in controlling the coronavirus outbreak in Hungary, and it will go a long way to helping local communities," Szijjarte said. "Moreover, BYD's support underlines the solidarity that exists between our respective countries."
Previously, BYD France donated 160,000 masks to a number of French public transport operators and their local communities.