In vitro simulation of Universal Airway Device in a 3D printed adult trachea model a) Left lung collapse and right lung ventilation, b) Right lung collapse and left lung ventilation
For lung isolation and selective ventilation
The universal airway device is a single lumen endotracheal tube (ETT) incorporating a left ventilating eye that can be used along with a bronchial blocker for isolation and selective ventilation of one lung. The device has the following advantages: i) Unlike the predicate double lumen tube, which is larger in size, the proposed device is a single lumen tube with modification and can be used even in patients with difficult airway ii) Unlike conventional single lumen tube with bronchial blocker, the proposed device prevents displacement of bronchial blocker, once the blocker has been securely positioned.
Patent: One Indian Patent is filed.
Title: Universal airway device for lung isolation
File number: 202141019653, dated 29/04/2021
Certificate of Registration of Design granted :
Design title: Universal Airway Device for Lung Isolation
Design no. 339436-001
In vitro evaluation using human trachea model completed. in silico analysis (Ansys R18.2) was performed for visualizing the air flow during one lung ventilation using the device.
Clinical evaluation to be undertaken with Industry collaboration.
In vivo evaluation, clinical evaluation, regulatory approvals and manufacturing
(An industry having manufacturing facility of Endotracheal tubes is preferred)
Technology Transfer document with details on materials & consumables, equipment & utilities, SOPs / detailed procedures. Quality assurance, handling properties
Training on the manufacture of the product
Data on the evaluations done