Thornhill Medical, a company that got its start at UHN, manufactures a portable ventilator that can help Canadian patients with COVID-19.
The portable intensive care unit, operated by battery power, has a ventilator, oxygen concentrator and can perform vital signs monitoring, among other features.
Originally developed to treat members of the military who had been critically injured and were in need of transport, the technology will now be used to assist patients who need life support due to the current global pandemic, says Dr. Joe Fisher, an anesthesiologist at Toronto General Hospital and a professor in the department of anesthesiology and pain medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto (U of T).
Dr. Fisher is co-founder of Thornhill Medical, which manufactures the device. He is a Director of the company, as is Dr. Ludwik Fedorko, a former... Read More