Piezoceramics from CeramTec nebulizing liquid medicine in lung ventilators
Respirators are life-savers for many critically ill patients and can now be seen daily on the news in the fight against the COVID-19 virus. The extremely increasing number of intensive care patients fighting for their lives against this virus with ventilators has made these devices a very scarce commodity and presents manufacturers with great challenges to produce and make available additional devices as quickly as possible.
In addition to the actual ventilation, the simultaneous medication of the patient also plays a central role. Increasingly atomizing or nebulizing of liquid medications is used during delivery. Due to the good respirable properties of the atomized particles, the efficacy of the administered drug is significantly increased compared to conventional dosing methods.
CeramTec's piezoceramics components are a key component in various atomization systems. As soon as an alternating voltage is applied to it, it begins to oscillate at a high frequency, medication is either directly or indirectly agitated by this oscillation action from the piezo ceramic creating small droplets for the patient to inhale.
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