Hamilton Medical is a medical devices company which specialises in the development of intelligent ventilation solutions, as well as devices and consumables for patients with life-threatening respiratory illnesses, ranging from newborns to the very elderly.
Hamilton Medical are also involved in the production of ventilation solutions to be used in Intensive Care Units, Newborn Intensive Care Units, and Emergency Rooms. They also design, manufacture and distribute equipment for procedures involving Magnetic Resonance Imaging, which can be used during transport.
Developed by one of the company owners, Steve Hamilton (along with Swiss NASA engineer Josef Brunner), the Ventilation Autopilot is an intelligent ventilator which has been designed to increase the safety of patients while alleviating the workload of the user, but while also simultaneously ensuring the clinician still maintains control and command of the device’s functionality.
This research and development resulted, in 1997, in the release of a model named Adaptive Support Ventilation, which is now utilised on all ventilators produced by Hamilton Medical, as well as a ventilation mode named INTELLiVENT-ASV, brought into effect 3 years later. Both these ventilation modes are engineered to automatically employ strategies for lung protection, with the aim of minimalizing complications while encouraging patients to breathe spontaneously. This improves the safety of users while increasing patient comfort and reduces the time spent using the ventilator, while simultaneously reducing the workload for the clinicians operating the equipment.
COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the demand for ventilators, and Hamilton Medical’s production output has corresponded accordingly.
Hamilton Medical remains a family run business which has been operating since 1983, and while it has US offices in Reno, Nevada, and UK offices in Birmingham, the headquarters are found in Bonaduz, in Switzerland.
The HAMILTON-C6 is a premium quality ventilator from Hamilton Medical. It utilises a combination of technologies which are geared towards modularity, mobility, and creating an environment for the clinician which is intuitive, and easy to learn, teach and use. Advanced aspects of the design have been created specifically towards user individualisation. The HAMILTON-C6 can be applied to treat patients of any age, including neonatals. The ASV, IntelliSync+ and INTELLiVENT-ASV ventilation modes allow for adaptive ventilation while maintaining real-time patient synchronisation.
The Hamilton-C1 is a neonatal ventilator which utilises a combination of invasive and non-invasive modes in a stand-alone compact device, with the option of nCPAP and high-flow oxygen therapies.
With an integrated high-performance turbine, it is possible to operate the HAMILTON-C1 separately from a supply of compressed air, which guarantees optimum mobility, and is ideal for the youngest of ICU users, as well as being compatible with a delivery room setting or emergency ward environment, along with transport around different areas of the hospital.
August 4, 2021