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CBC segment highlights TRIUMF's role in ventilator project

31 August 2020

TRIUMF's work towards a low-cost, made-in-Canada ventilator for COVID-19 patients was the focus of a CBC segment that aired on Friday, August 28. 

(image: Greg Hackman, centre, and Reiner Kruecken, right, demonstrate the operation of the ventilator)

The piece highlighted TRIUMF's role in the Mechanical Ventilator Milano (MVM) project, an international collaboration of that is developing safe, reliable ventilators that can be built using local parts. The project's goal is to significantly increase the number of ventilators currently available for COVID-19 patients across the globe. 

The segment, Un nouveau respirateur moins cher et plus pratique conçu à Vancouver, went live on the 6:00 PM news on Friday, August 28. 

The Canadian ventilator design, which was developed alongside partners SNOLAB and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, has been submitted to Health Canada for review and authorization. 

You can read more about TRIUMF's community response to the COVID-19 pandemic here