TechConnect Innovation Program

Miniature Medical Oxygen Concentrator

Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

A proprietary novel rapid pressure swing adsorption (RPSA) concept based medical oxygen concentrator (MOC) design using a single adsorber enclosed inside a product storage tank was developed. The adsorbent inventory and power requirements were, respectively, ~ 50 % and ~ 10 % less than those of a typical commercial unit.

Primary Application Area: Medical Devices

Technology Development Status: Concept

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 6

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Miniaturization of Medical Oxygen Concentrator improves the portability and reduces energy requirements of the device and hence the mobility and comfortability of the patient. A plug-in option provides opportunity for virtually unlimited time of use in some situations where compressed air is available.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 816

Website: www.che.lehigh.edu/blog/2007/01/mayuresh_kothare.html

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: An NSF I-Corps grant (Award number # 1402128, 2014) was received to facilitate commercial contacts and commercialization procedure.

Primary Sources of Funding: University, Other

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners