Research phase takes 10 years
Christian was there from the beginning and provided support with all of the studies. First, with a subsidized project in the University of Heidelberg and since 2013, as an employee of WEINMANN Emergency. “In those days, I spent a lot of time in the laboratory and particularly worked on the recording technology, as well as all of the organizational tasks. Later on, I also helped with the programming for MEDUMAT Standard²”, said Christian. “First of all, CCSV was to be developed for MEDUMAT Transport, until it was clear: MEDUMAT Standard² is more suitable for resuscitation in emergency services due to its size and weight”, adds Mathias. It then took several years from the idea until the market launch. At the University of Marburg, physicians under the direction of Prof. Kill, with the support of several doctoral students, carried out tests, evaluated them and published the results scientifically. The tests were followed by evaluations and optimizations, which led to further tests and assessments – again and again. In total, the research phase stretched over 10 years.
Challenge: Testing resuscitation on humans
“During the test phase, we did a lot of testing on dolls and animals. You can’t just simply resuscitate a human. So, the whole time, the question was in the back of our minds: Can we really do that? Can that really work on a human?”, explains Christian. “Everyone involved knew that it would take a long time to develop the idea into a product. But they were convinced that it would help the patients and that it would be worthwhile”, adds Mathias. And it was worthwhile: The studies show that ventilation with CCSV increases arterial blood pressure and improves oxygenation and decarboxylation. “This procedure unique in the world. It is remarkable that we have developed such a revolutionary procedure, as a medium-sized enterprise. That is something that no one else has. We can be extremely proud that we achieved that with the low manpower that was available to us at the time”, summarizes Christian.
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