Infectious aerosol filter housing

Reusable housing allows users to replace filters when stocks run low

  • Overcomes filter scarcity during pandemics like COVID-19
  • Can be cleaned and reused
  • Can accommodate any tubing system
  • Several sizes and shapes are also available

 
Licensing Manager:
Jason Nickla, jnickla@unmc.edu
 

Description

Reusable housing allows users to replace filters when stocks run low

Virus filters are commonly used to prevent patients from dispersing virus-containing droplets when receiving oxygen therapy, or during intubation procedures that use ventilators to help the patients breathe. But during a pandemic like the COVID-19 outbreak, supplies of the typically disposable single-use filters become scarce.
 
Innovators at the University of Nebraska Medical Center developed a replacement filter housing that can be cleaned and opened so that replacement filter paper can be inserted.
 
The filter housing can also be fitted to any tube system, including ventilators. It also comes in various sizes and shapes to accommodate virtually any need for in-line filtered tubing systems.
 
To learn more about the system or place an order, contact Jason Nickla at jnickla@unmc.edu.