Life Air (Pty) Ltd originated in the early nineties as a joint venture between Dr. Don Miller and Clifford Machines & Technology (Pty) Ltd.   At the time, Dr Don Miller was a highly recognized anesthetist in the Southern Cape region (Tygerberg Hospital) South Africa.   Dr Miller, with his medical expertise and Clifford Machines & Technology (Pty) Ltd, with their advanced technical support made the ideal mix for designing and manufacturing a sophisticated product line of a respiratory care products.

Following on the progression of the COVID19 pandemic the directors of Clifford have gathered together the same team to repurpose the ventilator offering to make it suitable for case management of patients afflicted with symptoms of the virus.   Mr Richard Sobey, the project’s original Design Engineer and driving force, now based in Australia and working on a similar project for the Western Australian Government has joined our team.   Clifford is now a driving force and market leader in the world with their range of proprietary machinery and their expertise in mechatronics, mechanical, electrical and software design as well as their manufacturing capability puts them in an ideal position to handle the operational aspects of this project.   Dr Miller, now living in the UK has also come on board.

The design of the OMNIVENT 2000 is now over 20 years old.   This coupled with the fact that newer technologies that allow for quicker manufacturing times means that the machine is due for a redesign.   By keeping the core principles the same but re-engineering the construction and componentry of the system, it is our belief that we can very soon have a successful, scalable and economic solution to the shortage of ventilators currently being experienced as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic and rebranded as the OMNIVENT 2020

Key Benefits

  • Fully universal anesthesia ventilator
  • Simple user friendly controls
  • Maximal patient safety
  • Suitable for neonates to adults without modification
  • Capable of handling the severest respiratory disorders
  • Comprehensive airway pressure and volume monitoring
  • Extremely cost effective — Low, almost zero maintenance
  • Ease of use
  • Compact, space saving design
  • Unit connected to standard 240V, 50Hz wall socket.
  • Built in sealed battery for 1 hour use. Recharged when connected to mains.
  • Can also be driven by 24v external battery
  • Manual cycling in case of unlikely failure or complete discharge of battery
  • Capable of being supplied from hospital main air supply.
  • A number of modes of ventilation such as IPPV with rate from 2-120/min, a fairly large variety of I:E ratios and even inverse ratio ventilation, PEEP, CPAP, Pressure release ventilation.

Modes of ventilation

  • In spontaneous ventilation
  • Without Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • CPAP (continuous) — Adjustable
  • CPAP with pressure release in spontaneous ventilation (Low pressure inverse ratio ventilation)
  • Patient Triggered Ventilation (Pressure Support)
  • Auto reset to SIMV if patient does not breathe for 15 seconds
  • Flow or Pressure Triggered Options as Standard
  • In spontaneous with controlled ventilation
  • Synchronised Intermittent Mechanical Ventilation (SIMV)
  • Flow Triggered
  • In controlled ventilation
  • Intermittent Mandatory Ventilation (IMV)
  • Inverse ratio controlled ventilation
  • Higher pressure controlled ventilation

If you would like to know more, please contact Graham Raynor