Quantum Air Technology has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by developing Medic-Safe.
Quantum Air Technology is a clean air and containment specialist company that manufactures leading edge technology products to both medical and defence market sectors.
The Medic-Safe product aims to create a safe environment for healthcare professionals working with COVID-19 patients by creating an inward flow of air away from medics and patients then filtering and containing the virus to prevent it’s spread. This containment airflow barrier combined with the physical protection of the enclosure aims to create a safe and contained environment for the medics to carry out their duties.
On its website, the company states: “We have considered our response to this initiative and believe the best match between our technology and helping to overcome this pandemic, is in the area of containment. As designers/suppliers of high containment systems to NATO, MOD and Porton Down, we have technology that can solve a significant problem at the moment in the NHS.
“Consider a medic or nurse being asked to tend to a patient positively tested to COVID19. The only protection available might be a mask and gloves. If the patient is receiving positive displacement help from a ventilator, the risk to the medic will be about twice that of a naturally respirating person. The medic is likely to catch the virus and therefore have to self isolate, or the medic might be asked to self-isolate as optimum PPE is not available. Neither outcome is good for the patient. We can make this situation 10E5 or 100,000 times safer for the medic to continue patient welfare. In fact, we can make the medic environment as safe as a Path lab worker diagnosing COVID19 samples in a Class 1 microbiological safety cabinet.”
To find out more about Medic-Safe, you can visit its website.