A novel respiratory therapeutic device, Saturation Driven Oxygen Therapy (SDOT) which could provide a more effective treatment for patients, decrease the likelihood of emergency hospital admissions and reduce healthcare costs has won Imperial College London PhD research student Mario Iobbi the £40,000 ERA Foundation Award from The Royal Academy of Engineering.
Mario Iobbi – Saturation Driven Oxygen Therapy (SDOT)
Emphysema, cystic fibrosis and other breathing-related conditions are responsible for more deaths each year than coronary heart disease or cancer and cost the NHS more than any other disease area.
Imperial College London PhD research student Mario Iobbi has created a novel respiratory therapeutic device, Saturation Driven Oxygen Therapy (SDOT) that can provide a more effective treatment for patients, decrease the likelihood of emergency hospital admissions and reduce healthcare costs.
The SDOT device, automatically adjusts the flow during oxygen therapy to match the patient’s measured demand
Iobbi with co-founders Andrew Selves and Dr Michael Ellis, MBA graduates of Imperial College Tanaka Business School, Mario has founded Dynamic Therapeutics Ltd to focus on delivering healthcare innovations for people with respiratory disorders.
The ERA Foundation Award will help the two technologies move out of the UK research labs where they were developed and turn them into reality.
About the Award
The ERA Foundation aims to contribute to the economic vitality of the UK by supporting activities that will help to bridge the gap between research and exploitation in the broad field of electrotechnology.
The Royal Academy of Engineering ERA Foundation Entrepreneurs Award and £40,000 prize is made possible by the support of the Foundation and was established to identify entrepreneurial researchers working in UK universities, in the field of electro-technology, who are at an early stage in their career.
The award is presented to an individual or team annually, who demonstrate considerable entrepreneurial promise and the potential to benefit the UK’s future prosperity