The alliance between Consorcio de la Zona Franca (CZFB) and Leitat with CatSalut, through the Consorci Sanitari de Terrassa (CST) and the Hospital Parc Taulí, It has managed to develop the 1st industrializable field respirator to support hospitals and ICUs. It has been approved by the Agencia Española del Medicamento.
In just over a week, a fully functional field respirator called LEITAT 1 has been achieved. Tests have already been carried out with a patient affected by the COVID-19 virus at the Hospital Parc Taulí.
This device also has the virtue of being industrially scalable, so that it can reach a production capacity of between 50 and 100 units per day
The respirator has been designed by Magí Galindo (Leitat) and medically validated by the team of Dr. Lluís Blanch (Parc Taulí). From the initial prototype, the respirator has been improved by incorporating volumetric sensors, pressure sensors or oxygen alarms to facilitate its use by healthcare personnel and guarantee its functionality.