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Release date: 22 February 2021
JFD wins with InVictoTM at the 2020 IMCA awards
We are delighted to announce that we have been named as the winner of the COVID-19 Pandemic Initiatives Award at the 2020 IMCA Awards, for our InVictoTM ventilator.
This is the second award win for InVicto, following on from our success in the Healthcare & Medical - COVID response category at the Collaborate to Innovate awards earlier this month.
The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a huge strain on healthcare systems globally. The InVictoTM system was designed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to address ventilator shortages and is currently undergoing clinical trials in India. The system is also being evaluated by clinicians in the US, South America, Turkey and Norway and preparations for global distribution are underway.
As JFD explained “Through innovation and collaboration, the InVictoTM system was rapidly designed specifically to meet the needs of patients suffering acute COVID-19 symptoms. It sits in its own medical device space between Invasive Mechanical Ventilation and Non-Invasive breathing support and as a small mechanical device, with no moving parts, the ventilator attaches to an oral-nasal breathing mask worn by the patient to provide oxygen enriched ventilation with pressure support. This is a highly portable, cost effective solution that can be produced quickly at scale and is, suitable for use in both standard hospital environments and remote field hospitals alike.
IMCA’s Chief Executive Allen Leatt said:
“We had a good number of nominations for each of the three Awards which in turn elicited much discussion and debate amongst our judges. I thank all who entered; and congratulate all who won and were shortlisted.