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Arthur McDonald on the Mechanical Ventilator Milano Project

Join us for an exclusive Campus Beat interview with Professor Arthur McDonald, Nobel Laureate in Physics and the Gordon and Patricia Gray Chair in Particle Astrophysics, Emeritus in the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy at Queen’s University.

Professor McDonald chats with us about his collaborative work with Canadian and international colleagues on the Mechanical Ventilator Milano (MVM) project.  Canadian members of the MVM announced today (Sept 30th 2020) that Health Canada has given Vexos Inc. authorization to manufuacture and supply 10,0000 ventilators in Canada to treat patients most severely affected by the COVID-19 virus.

Professor McDonald discusses the work, how his expertise in particle astrophysics translates into the research and development of a critical medical device, the processes for selecting a manufacturer and moving the prototype into the manufacturing phase now that Health Canada has approved the production of this life-saving equipment.