Life-saving incubators deployed in Ukraine

Two doctors stood in a bomb shelter with an incubator on the table between them

Incubators developed by a UK company supported by Innovate UK are saving the lives of babies and supporting clinicians in Ukraine.

The successful deployment of the mOm Essential Incubator has been covered by BBC World News.

mOm has worked with Crown Agents and Jersey Overseas Aid to deliver the systems to where they are needed in Ukraine. In Ukraine they are being used to provide much-needed flexibility in the healthcare system.

Premature births increase

Herve Verhoosel, from global health initiative UNITAID, said:

The war increases the level of stress in pregnant women leading to an increased level of the number of premature births reported, up to three times more than before the war.

Flexibility in healthcare

mOm CEO and founder James Roberts said:

It is humbling to see our systems supporting clinicians and saving lives in these very difficult times.

It goes some way to proving how the mOm incubator can be used anywhere and everywhere, giving much-needed flexibility to the healthcare system.

Rapid deployment

Richard Hebdon, Director of Health and Life Sciences at Innovate UK, said:

This rapid deployment of portable neonatal incubators to Ukraine is remarkable.

Innovate UK are very proud to have supported mOm Incubators on their journey to regulatory approval and clinical use, and it’s fantastic that we’re in a position to help a UK business respond to such an urgent health crisis.

Top image:  Credit: mOm and Crown Agents

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