Innovation & Enterprise


Designs for life-saving breathing aid available for free on new research licensing website

7 April 2020

Designs for the new UCL-Ventura breathing aid have been made freely available to support the global response to Covid-19. It was developed by engineers at UCL and Formula One, and clinicians at UCLH.

Photo of the new UCL-Ventura breathing aid with the words 'UCL-Ventura designs freely available'

Governments across the world, healthcare providers and device manufacturers can now request a free of charge licence to the design and manufacturing files of the breathing aid thanks to UCLB, part of UCL Innovation & Enterprise.

All the details required to make the breathing aid are available via a new research licensing website developed by UCLB to disseminate technologies that may help fight the against Covid-19.

As well as the designs, the licensed package also specifies the materials, tools and kit used in the rapid prototyping process, and the fabrication time for each part.


Read the full story on the UCL New website.

Photo © James Tye / UCL