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COVID-19 ICU-CARE – A ground-breaking ICU bed-side COVID-19 trachea flushing system that can cut healthcare costs and reduce COVID-19 spread between ICU patients and staff

Project description

A respiratory suctioning system for COVID-19 patients

COVID-19 patients requiring a mechanical ventilator for respiratory support must have their airways cleared from secretions and mucus on a daily basis to prevent infection. Existing suctioning techniques are not efficient and carry a high risk of spreading COVID-19 amongst ICU patients and staff. The EU-funded COVID-19 ICU-CARE project is working on a patented suctioning assist system, TrachFlush, already validated in general ICU patients. The system automatically flushes all secretions out of the airways at a reduced cost and with low risk of contamination. In collaboration with leading hospitals across Europe, the project will carry out a large clinical study to demonstrate the efficiency and safety of using this innovative tool with COVID-19 patients.

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Net EU contribution
€ 1 196 749,00
Hojlundsvej 12
9750 Ostervra

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Danmark Nordjylland Nordjylland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 522 268,50