DRUMMONDVILLE – quebec company Venmar Ventilation ULC has managed a tour de force by developing in 14 days for a device to negative pressure.
It is a multi-disciplinary team that has worked on this device for use in hospitals and accommodation centres.
According to the company, founded in Drummondville in 1978, it could even be used as necessary to convert the hotels into hospitals. But the goal is not to make the large-scale commercialization.
The device allows you to keep the air of the room of a patient infected by the COVID-19 and the filter, thereby preventing the new coronavirus from spreading elsewhere in the hospital or in the NURSING homes.
So far, five units have been manufactured. They have passed through a certification process Thursday and Friday, and then as soon as Venmar has received the green light, they will be delivered to the Hôpital Sainte-Croix in Drummondville.
Venmar Ventilation ULC said that she had internally all the expertise to concoct such a device. And the slowdown of its activities has enabled his teams to demonstrate innovation and ingenuity, while being fast, while the development of a device such as this can take usually 12 to 18 months.
“At the beginning of the crisis of the COVID-19, we contacted the ministry of Health and social Services (MSSS) in order to know if we could help. At the present time, the devices negative pressure are in great demand and even shortage of stock at several suppliers,” said Maxime Gervais, research and development engineer in energy recovery Venmar Ventilation ULC.
“The integrated Center for academic health and social services of Mauricie-Centre-du-Québec (CIUSSS) approached us to develop a device to negative pressure, he added. The needs are very urgent.”
“In 14 days, [our research and development team] has developed the product, purchased components, manufactured devices, tested and certified, said of his side, the engineer Samuel McNicoll, manager R&D system with fresh air and energy recovery.