Max Ventilator announced on Tuesday that it has launched multifunctional non-invasive (NIV) ventilators with built-in oxygen therapy and humidifier. According to the company’s press release, the company’s new offering is not only easy to use and lightweight, but also has its unique multifunctional capabilities. The price of the device is only 25% of the cost of traditional fans. It can be used for neonatal care as well as adult care, making it versatile, the company claims.
“If a patient does not need non-invasive ventilation, they can be treated with oxygen therapy also with this device. We have seen it in COVID conditions also in oxygen shortage, but this device can perform both non-invasive ventilation and oxygen therapy in one unit. It is the USP of this product that also makes it universal in nature. So, at present, there is not a single product available on the market that integrates oxygen therapy as well as non-invasive ventilation in a single unit,” said Ashok Patel, Founder and CEO of Max Ventilator.
“This ventilator will take care of patients who are suffering from pneumonia and COVID. It also has other applications which consist of neonatal care. Using a special type of mask, you can also connect this device to newborn babies. In India, the neonatal mortality rate is high because the lungs of newborn babies are filled with water and they are unable to breathe immediately after birth. So we can save many lives this way,” Patel added.
The device made by Max Ventilator helps manage the excess gases produced so they don’t harm other ICU patients, the company says.
Apart from that, there is a provision to add oxygen composition from 31% to 100% via an internal mixing function. In addition, no cleaning is required and the equipment can be used by a second patient. In traditional ventilators, it is necessary to disinfect the internal passages of the inner tube, before it can be used by another patient, to reduce the risk of infection.
Other useful features of the VIN include a 7 inch touch screen and it can record monitored parameters and operating conditions for 72 hours. At just 5kg, the device is extremely portable and comes complete with a trolley.
“This device handles a variety of patients and due to its multiple functions, it can bridge the gap. If an imported ventilator costs around Rs 10 to 12 lakh rupees, it only costs around 25% of that. It causes minimal harm to the patient and not only has BiPAP mode, but also CPAP mode, which also makes it useful for patients with sleep apnea. Given that hospitals have limited intensive care beds, as we have seen during the pandemic crisis, this device can be a breakthrough product in the market. I would say the device reduces the need for critical fans by 50%,” Patel said.