Universitas Indonesia (UI) received royalties from CV Bartec Utama Mandiri for the sale of the COVENT-20 Ventilator. CV Bartec Utama is a manufacturer of Wastewater Treatment Plants (IPAL), Modular Operating Theater Systems (OTEM), and Medical Devices, which are manufacturers of COVENT Ventilators -20. During the COVENT-20 Ventilator royalty submission procession held at the UI Depok Convention Center, Tuesday (07/06), the total royalties submitted reached hundreds of millions of rupiah for the first 3 months of sale.
This medical device innovation product from UI researchers is the result of collaboration between the Faculty of Engineering (FT) UI, Faculty of Medicine (FK) UI, with funding support from the Research and Innovation Sector through the Directorate of Innovation and Science Techno Park (DISTP) UI. market with good quality.
Previously, UI invested Rp 446,475,000.00 for the development of the COVENT-20 Ventilator. This ventilator can now be ordered through an online shopping application managed by the government or the Electronic Catalog of the Government Goods/Services Procurement Policy Institute (E-Catalog LKPP). As of June 1, 2022, sales of the COVENT-20 Ventilator have reached 49 units. For this achievement, UI is committed to encouraging researchers, especially UI academics, to produce domestic innovation products with the best prices and quality.
At the COVENT-20 Ventilator royalty handover ceremony, the Deputy Minister of Health of the Republic of Indonesia, dr. Dante Saksono Harbuwono, Sp.PD-KEMD, Ph.D.; Vice Rector for Research and Innovation, drg. Nurtami, Ph.D.; UI Vice Rector for Human Resources and Assets, Prof. Dr. Ir. Dedi Priadi, DEA; Chair of the UI Academic Senate, Prof. Nachrowi Djalal Nachrowi, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.; The Dean of the UI Faculty of Medicine, Prof. Ari Fahrial Syam, SpPD-KGEH., MMB; The Dean of the UI Faculty of Engineering, Prof. Dr. Heri Hermansyah, ST., M.Eng., IPU; Director of DISTP UI, Ahmad Gamal, S.Ars., M.Sc., MUP., Ph.D.; IMERI FKUI Director, Prof. dr. Badriul Hegar, Ph.D., Sp.A(K); Deputy Director of IMERI FKUI for Research and Innovation Prof. Dr. dr. Budi Wiweko, SpOG(K), MPH; Director of the Research Center for Biomedical Engineering (RCBE) Yudan Whulanza, S.T., M.Sc.; as well as other leadership ranks in the UI environment.
The COVENT-20 Ventilator Innovation is a technological breakthrough effort to answer the challenges faced by the community at the beginning of the 2020 pandemic. UI encourages relevant stakeholders to develop innovative products to overcome the problem of the need for medical devices, especially ventilators, whose needs increase significantly in critical situations of the pandemic. As a form of commitment to overcoming COVID-19, UI created the COVENT-20 Ventilator innovation product. “We at DISTP are tasked with turning the challenges of a pandemic into opportunities. We are trying to identify the need for strategic medical devices and start a long journey to downstream the research results of researchers,” said Gamal in his speech.
UI has the power to synergize industrial science and technology with quality human resources. Based on the UI Strategic Plan 2020–2024, UI takes on the role of an entrepreneurial university to answer various global challenges and various national problems. “COVENT-20 products, apart from being commercialized, are also distributed through a donation scheme of 300 units and have been distributed to more than 180 COVID-19 referral hospitals throughout Indonesia,” said drg. Nurtami.
At the beginning of the pandemic, Indonesia experienced difficulties, mainly due to a shortage of medicines, detection equipment, personal protective equipment (PPE), and other medical equipment. According to dr. Dante, the main issue during the beginning of the pandemic was that the country’s capacity to produce raw materials into ready-to-use materials was still lacking. Therefore, health resilience and independence for health products are important to do. “I invite academics throughout Indonesia to make innovations to improve health resilience. One of the proofs of this innovation is that the innovation items from local children that are included in the LKPP E-Catalog have reached 34.7% and continue to grow, “said dr. Dante.
As the representative of the COVENT-20 Inventor Team, Dr. Basari, S.T., M.Eng., explained that COVENT-20 is a product innovation that is widely distributed to assist health workers in carrying out medical procedures.
The COVENT-20 inventor team has been conducting research since March 2020. They have developed an emergency transport ventilator that has competency standards for medical devices in Indonesia. The ventilator selected is a Pneumatic System Based Low Cost Local Transport ventilator.
“The problem in Indonesia is that patients need ventilators that support the respiratory system from home to referral health facilities. The COVENT-20 ventilator can accommodate this,” said Dr. Basari closed his speech.
The UI Ventilator team itself consists of:
Faculty of Engineering UI:
1. Dr. Hendri DS Budiono, Initiator, Dean Faculty of Engineering UI
2. Dr. Basari (Team Coordinator), Head of Biomedical Engineering Program, FTUI
3 Dr. Tomy Abuzairi, Lecturer Electrical/Biomedical Engineering FTUI
4. Hendrana Tjahjadi and student team, Electrical/Biomedical Engineering FTUI
5. Dr. Muhamad Sahlan, Associate Dean for Research and Community Services FTUI
Medical Doctor Team:
1. dr. Prasetyanugraheni Kreshanti, SpBP-RE(KKF), Surgeon, FKUI-RSCM
2. Dr. dr. Andi Ade Wijaya Ramlan, Sp.An-KAP, Anesthesiologist, RSUI
3. dr. Navy Gerard H. M. Lolong Wulung, Sp.An, Anesthesiologist, RSUP Persahabatan
External Team (Electromedic and Calibration):
1. Indra Gunawan, M.Si., D3 Teknik Elektromedik, Politeknik Kesehatan Kemenkes
2. Sigit Trijananto dan Widodo, Praktisi Kalibrasi, PT. Medcalindo
3. Irwan Kurniawan, Praktisi Alkes, PT. Satya Wira Mandiri
Support Team (Fabrication and Fundraising):
1. Cindar Hari Prabowo, Ketua Umum ILUNI FTUI
2. Dr. Imansyah Ibnu Hakim, Manajer Kerjasama dan Ventura FTUI
3. Dr. Badrul Munir, Manajer Kemahasiswaan dan Alumni FTUI
The royalty handover ceremony was followed by a webinar on emergency ventilators in Indonesia with resource persons: Head of the COVENT-20 Inventor Team, Dr. Basari, S.T., M.Eng.; CEO of CV Bartec Utama Mandiri, Hadi Tanoto, S.T.; Chairman of the Indonesian Association of Anesthesiology and Intensive Therapy Specialists, Prof. DR. Dr. Syafri K. Arif, SpAn, KIC, KAKV; and Chairman of the Indonesian Association of Emergency Medical Experts, dr. Bobi Prabowo, Sp.Em, KEC. The discussion discussed the COVENT-20 Ventilator process from initial creation to commercialization, as well as collaborations that can be developed between universities, industry, and government in the development of innovative products.
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