On November 4, 2020, Palliare Limited CEO and technical leader Dr John O'Dea was an invited guest on the Keith Finnegan 'Galway Talks' radio programme on Galway Bay FM, an Irish radio station. Here, John explained the PORSAV project, and its mission and objectives. Take a few minutes to listen here.
The launch of PORSAV made a big splash with the international media. Here, we highlight a small selection of stories about our project: Press release: PORSAV Project Aims to Protect Surgeons and Patients from COVID-19 CD Digital Surgery Becomes Lead Academic Partner on a new €2.4 million Covid-19 research project PORSAV Project Aims to Protect Surgeons and Patients from COVID-19 Project to develop surgical technologies for COVID-19 receives €2.4 million funding €2.4M EU funding to support critical new surgical technologies for COVID-19 IRISH SME AND UCD BEHIND NEW COVID MEDICAL DEVICE INNOVATION New project to develop surgical technologies for COVID-19 receives €2.4 million funding Oireachtas Joint Committee on European Union Affairs debate- EU Response to Covid-19: Discussion New project to develop surgical technologies for COVID-19 receives €2.4 million funding STATEMENT | Noelle O Connell on the EU’s Response to COVID-19 Nuevo proyecto para desarrollar tecnologias quirurgicas para covid-19 recibe una financiacion de 24 millones de euros New project to develop surgical technologies for COVID-19 receives €2.4 million funding – News-Medical.Net Un nouveau projet de développement de technologies chirurgicales pour covid-19 recoit un financement de ...
John O’Dea, Ronan Cahill, Kevin Nolan, Silvana Perretta, Bernard Dallemagne, Martin Bakstad, Michael Gilmore, Sharon Christensen, Ciaran Clissmann, Sophie Perry, Aoife Ryan, Conor Creedon, Hilary Barrett, Caroline O’Dea and Luke Finlayson attended the PORSAV kick-off meeting held online on October 30, 2020. Partners introduced themselves and their organisations. Work packages (WP) and plans were presented. Action items were noted and discussions ensued. The agenda was as follows:
EU Funding to Support Critical New Surgical Technologies for COVID-19 Irish SME and UCD behind new COVID medical device innovation DUBLIN, 30 October 2020: An R&D project to develop new technology to protect surgeons and patients from COVID-19 has received €2.4 million funding from the European Commission. The rapid 18-month consortium project, PORSAV, is being led by Irish medical technology SME Palliare and project manager Pintail Ltd, in collaboration with University College Dublin, as well as Polish medical device manufacturer SteriPack and leading French institution for surgical training IRCAD. THE PROBLEM: When surgeons perform laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery, surgical instruments and cameras are operated through a tube that holds the incision open. The patient’s body is inflated with carbon dioxide gas, to give the surgeon room to see and to operate. However, small amounts of this gas can escape, and these aerosols can contain viral particles, endangering surgeons and depositing the virus on operating room surfaces. The threat of these viral aerosols has a huge impact on the frequency and availability of surgery, appropriate safety protocols, and the time it takes to clean the operating ...
PORSAV kicks off The project officially starts on the 1st of November 2020. The full team is immediately active, as we come rapidly 'up to speed' and commence work. Controlling viral aerosols in COVID-19 and beyond PORSAV is an innovation action project funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme, as part of Europe’s urgent response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The project takes a novel technology for surgical safety from prototype stage to mass production and distribution. For several months after the pandemic started, surgical procedures stopped due to concerns around risks to hospital staff from aerosolized virus. We are delighted to have assembled such an outstanding multi-disciplinary team and are grateful to the European Commission for the support to conduct this research and development project aiming to make surgery safer during this and future pandemics. Surgery can’t stop! - Dr John O’Dea, technical lead of PORSAV Protecting healthcare staff and preserving key clinical practice is a key WHO priority area for the immediate term in the COVID-19 pandemic, and also after peak crisis in the new practice ...
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101015941. The material presented and views expressed here are the responsibilities of the author(s) only. The EU Commission takes no responsibility for any use made of the information set out.
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