Life saving oxygen innovations

The Oxygen and Ventilator System Initiative (OVSI) is an international collaboration that seeks to advance and influence affordable, life-saving oxygen treatments.

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OVSI team at BiTec

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Prototyping the Oxygen Concentrator in Ethiopia

Great things happen when a good team comes together. After working 3500 miles apart for so long, the OVSI oxygen concentrator engineering teams from the UK and Ethiopia finally had the opportunity to work together physically, and the results were really encouraging.

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Oxygen Concentrator

The OVSI Oxygen Concentrator produces almost pure oxygen from the air readily available around us. It eliminates the need for pressurised oxygen canisters and complicated hospital supply lines, reducing the need for trained personnel and enhancing overall safety.

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Concentrator reactor
Setting up the ventilator


The OVSI Ventilator is designed for a range of uses required in intensive care units. It works both with and without intubation – it is easy to adjust its settings either way. The ventilator design has been made available through Open Source.

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