The CPAP device received approval from Britain’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency last week, following evaluations at hospitals in London.
Professor Michael Arthur, University College London (UCL) President & Provost said: “This demonstrates what extraordinary things can be achieved when universities, hospitals and industry work together for the national good.
“These devices, which can play a vital role in keeping patients out of intensive care, have been produced in just a couple of weeks as a result of the close collaboration between UCL, UCLH and HPP. The UCL community is incredibly proud of the entire team behind this breakthrough.”
The CPAP project is part of a wider Project Pitlane response by Formula 1 to develop technology to alleviate the coronavirus pandemic.
Williams has been re-engineering a ventilator and developing prototype parts as part of a consortium that also includes McLaren, as well as Rolls-Royce, Airbus and BAE Systems.