Presscuff: new spin-off from VUB and UZ Brussel develops tube to reduce pneumonia risk during prolonged artificial ventilation

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During artificial ventilation in intensive care, a ventilation tube is inserted into the patient's throat, taking air directly to the lungs. In one in four patients, using a tube leads to pneumonia. The new VUB and UZ Brussel spin-off Presscuff wants to bring the first pressure-based endotracheal tube to market, to greatly reduce the occurrences of pneumonia in intensive care patients. It was developed by former UZ Brussel intensive care nurse Emiel Suijs, with former head of intensive care and VUB professor Spapen.
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