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Ventilator associated pneumonia reducing endotracheal tube

Design Award

  • Tong Biomedical Design Award Winner

Project Overview

The aim of this project is to create an endotracheal tube, or an attachment to an endotracheal tube, that effectively delivers air to an intubated patient that maintains a sanitized environment in the tracheal by reducing the formation of biofilms around the device. The prevention of bacterial formation will be accomplished by integrating a combination of effective biomaterials, anti-bacterial solutions, active sanitation systems and/or applying electrical current to the device. In doing this, patient risks of developing ventilator associated pneumonia will be greatly reduced, increasing patient safety as well as costs of intubation.

Team Picture

From left to right: Scott Carpenter, Paul Fossum, Evan Joyce, Ryan Childs, Ozair Chaudhry
From left to right: Scott Carpenter, Paul Fossum, Evan Joyce, Ryan Childs, Ozair Chaudhry

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Team Members

  • Ozair Chaudhry - Communicator
  • Ryan Childs - BSAC
  • Paul Fossum - BWIG
  • Evan Joyce - Co-Team leader
  • Scott Carpenter - Co-Team leader

Advisor and Client

  • Dr. Amit Nimunkar - Advisor
  • Mark Schroeder - Client
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