Anaesthesia product has potential in developing world:
This article was originally published in Clinica
An anaesthesia system developed by a UK researcher that is claimed could revolutionise surgery in the developing world has been granted a UK NESTA funding award. Dr Paul Fenton, who has devised a low-cost system combining existing and new technology, has been awarded £33,000 ($47,000) to develop the device for use in remote locations where power supplies may be erratic. The device comprises an oxygen concentrator (not the conventional pipeline or cylinder gas supply), a "Fentolater" valve and modified mechanical ventolater. The NESTA (UK National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts) award enables Dr Fenton to develop a prototype of the device over the next year.