Research & Development – Not just for humans!
Michigan Instruments continues to be an innovator when it comes to lung simulation. For example, a veterinary facility recently reached out to us with a unique request. They needed to simulate dolphins under anesthesia and required a device that could simulate and measure large tidal volumes to successfully test their equipment before using it on live animals. They looked to Michigan Instruments for help. Our team began developing and testing a unique solution for the veterinary clinic, helping them ensure their dolphin ventilator was safe and effective for medical use. By taking three of our Dual Adult TTL’s and manufacturing a special airway assembly that connected all three together, we were able to provide the lung capacity that was required to simulate the dolphin pulmonary system.
We forged and built the custom airway in-house, developed in-depth operational documents and sent the simulator directly to the veterinary clinic with everything needed to accurately test their equipment. The veterinary clinic was able to successfully test their ventilators in preparation for use on large mammals such as dolphins. They were also able to train other specialists on their ventilators’ operation in advance of any anesthetic surgery.
Setting the standard in quality, versatility, and durability, we never shy away from a challenge and are always operating from a ‘what’s next’ mentality.
Michigan Instruments Lung Simulators provide a realistic simulation and response to mechanical ventilation and other therapies, making them ideal tools for training, testing, research, and product development. Our products quickly simulate realistic patient conditions. They are calibrated, reliable, and very easy to use.