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Global Network for Anti-Microbial Resistance and Infection Prevention

Personal Respirator for the Developing World developed during COVID-19 pandemic

Published: 27 April 2020

The PeRSo-DW project team, including Global-NAMRIP members Professor Paul Elkington, Professor Hywel Morgan, Dr Alex Dickinson, Dr Diana Garay-Baquero and Dr Clint Styles have developed a new technology to support healthcare workers in as many parts of the world as possible during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The team have designed a personal respirator and published the open specification allowing local manufacturers to adapt the specification depending on the resources they have available.

Initial information can be found on the University of Southampton website. This is being updated constantly with detailed information to help people make their own versions of PeRSo-DW. It also includes a link where you can sign up for updates.


We would like to acknowledge the contributions of the PeRSo-DW team members.

University of Southampton team: Antonio De Grazia, Alex Dickinson, Laura Diment, Paul Elkington, Diana Garay-Baquero, Ric Gillams, Alexandra Mant, David Marshall, Mark Mavrogordato, Roel Mingels, Hywel Morgan, Philippa Reed, Constantinos Regas, Sebastian Rosini, Clint Styles and Liku Tezera.


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