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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Thank you to Arkema

The OVSI team would like to extend its heartfelt (not to mention lungfelt) thanks to Arkema for supplying another drum of Zeolite. This has come at a crucial time for the project because supplies from the previous shipment were running low, and if these had been exhausted it would have stopped the vital prototype testing that is now going ahead in Bahir Dar and Cambridge.

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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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