UM6P takes part in the production of a 100% Moroccan respirator



In pursuit of its efforts to support the health sector in its fight against COVID-19, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University took part in the conception of the first artificial respirator entirely designed and assembled by Moroccan teams.

The Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) responded to the request launched at the national level by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and the Green and Digital Economy. The objective is to develop and industrialize a 100% Moroccan respirator, in order to respond quickly and effectively to the need to increase the capacity of the country's health infrastructure.

Engineers and researchers joined forces to give birth to this prototype and to have it validated by the regulatory authorities, before the launch of its production. "This artificial respirator can certainly be used to solve a lot of problems by helping patients to breathe better and avoid the worst," said Hafid Griguer, researcher at UM6P.

This artificial respirator is made of materials very available in Morocco with a continuous autonomy of 3,000 hours. It can operate in urban areas as well as in rural areas thanks to electrical energy or ordinary batteries.

This prototype is the fruit of an industrial consortium between several institutions:

  • the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) of Benguerir,
  • the Ministry of Industry, - the Group of Moroccan Aeronautical and Space Industries (GIMAS),
  • the National Institute of Posts and Telecommunications (INPT) ,
  • the Moroccan Foundation for Advanced Science, Innovation and Research (MASCIR),
  • the National Telecommunications Regulatory Agency, - the Electronic Innovation Center and,
  • the l'Aviarail-PILLIOTY-SERMP.

In line with this Group effort, the UM6P is thinking about a new prototype respirator, more efficient and innovative.


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