Researchers from the ICB laboratory are mobilized and provide support to deal with the emergency and the need for medical equipment for the nursing staff of the CHU Dijon Bourgogne. With the design of filters for artificial respirators, the OSNC-AFM team (Nanosciences department) multiplies initiatives and prototypes an object essential to patient care thanks to 3D printing.
In collaboration with the hospital, Nicolas Pocholle (IE Sayens), Eric Bourillot and Eric Lesniewska have developed a prototype filter for the respiratory systems. The researchers have launched manufacturing at the beginning of the month upon receipt of the raw materials. 30 filters were ordered, a first copy was delivered to the hospital and must be validated by the experts.
EasyBreath mask adapters (Decathlon)
The team also designed adapters for EasyBreath masks for patients. For this, the researchers revised the adapter design files provided by the UTBM. 70 masks, modified by the addition of a 3D printed plastic part, will be received by the Dijon hospital to carry out the first tests.
Other adapters, this time for hospital practitioners, are being manufactured.
At the University of Burgundy, Cyrille Andres and Mathieu Guerriaud (MDC, CREDIMI uB laboratory), lecturers at the UFR of health sciences, have set up a production of hydroalcoholic gel at the faculty of pharmacy (UFR Sciences de Health) and thus produce 100 liters of hydroalcoholic solution per day for more than two weeks now. The bottles are distributed by the firefighters of Dijon and the services of Dijon Métropole in the EHPAD of the city.