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First Serbian ventilator


Innovative response

The first Serbian ventilator was produced as a result of the call of the Innovation Fund. The scientists in the Institute Mihailo Pupun were developing this idea for years, but the innovation call and few young enterpreneurs from a company called Smart Research accelerated the development of a prototype. In a month time, five models of ventilators were made, on which a team of experts worked without a break, between 10 and 15 hours a day.

Specific issues addressed and anticipated impact

The basic mode on which the device works is volume control, and the patient is usually put on that mode when he is under sedation. In all these situations, if the patient has not made a sufficient number of breaths, the machine adds the appropriate breaths he needs. Also, additional non-invasive ventilation modes have been made. The standard certification procedure follows and that after that procedure, Serbian respirators could be found in hospitals. He states that the procedure lasts about a year, and that an accelerated procedure is possible in a state of emergency. The devices are very seriously made and they are of very high quality, so that they can fit in with the world's leading respirators.

Organisations/institutions involved

Innovation Fund
Institute Mihailo Pupin
Smart Research

Level(s) of government:
  • National/Federal government
  • Private Sector
  • Non-Profit/Civil Society

Issues being addressed:

  • Patient care
  • Health and safety of responders
  • Resource management and mobilisation
  • Crowdsourcing solutions

Response contact:

[email protected]

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Date Submitted:

1 June 2020