Pumani Bubble Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (bCPAP) Device

Hadleigh Health Technologies, Rice 360° and Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital

  • The Pumani bCPAP is a bubble continuous positive airway pressure (bCPAP) system to treat infants with respiratory distress syndrome in the developing world. The system delivers a blended flow of oxygen and room air.
Product description
  • The Pumani bCPAP is a bubble continuous positive airway pressure (bCPAP) system to treat infants with respiratory distress syndrome in the developing world. The system delivers a blended flow of oxygen and room air.
Target region(s)

GAVI Alliance countries and other developing country sites where there is an appropriate need for low-cost respiratory support for neonates and infants. Rice 360°, its partners, 3rd Stone Design and the Malawi Ministry of Health have scaled implementation of the device in all central and district hospitals in Malawi, as well as 12 district hospital in Zambia, Tanzania, and South Africa.Interview with representative

Distributors/implementing organizations

The Pumani bCPAP is now commercially available and has been distributed in 12 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America.Interview with representativeRice 360° works with its partners to implement the bCPAP Pumani device in hospitals. Partners include the Malawian Ministry of Health, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Save the Children. The Pumani bCPAP is distributed via Hadleigh Health Technologies (a subsidiary of 3rd Stone Design, Inc) located in San Rafael, CA.

Market suggested retail price

Pumani is now being sold worldwide for $800 per unit.^Interview ^with ^representative

Competitive landscape

SEA-PAP( High Oscillation CPAP). Infant ventilators like those from Heyer Medical AG, Hamilton Medical.

MTTS bubble CPAP

SDG targeted

Goal 3: to improve and promote good health.

Decrease in neonatal mortality related to respiratory distress syndrome. Conditions associated with premature birth, often related to breathing problems, are a leading cause of child mortality.

Target user(s)

Healthcare professionals working in low-resource secondary and tertiary health facilities that provide neonatal care.^Interview ^with ^representative

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