More than 15 public institutions, corporations and universities in Mexico have developed a ventilator to treat COVID-19 to help alleviate the shortage of these tools caused by hospital saturation caused by the pandemic.
The VSZ-20-2 respirator is “fully automatic, with an easy-to-use, inexpensive design and easy mass production,” according to the Mexican State Department, which has also highlighted its “intuitive use”. and that it offers “more safety” for patients.
The ventilator development will be completed in ten weeks. The project began on March 29 with a call from the National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition by Salvador Zubirán to perfect a prototype of a Mexico-made ventilator.
The first to respond to the call was the Coppel Group, which made a donation to GSE Biomedical as part of the “Help for people who save lives” initiative to start development. Metalsa later joined Grupo Proeza and developed the fan technology together with Torrey – from FEMSA.