Foto from the experimental-cellar at Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby.
Working with the prototype of Catoli generation 2 in the basement of Skejby Sygehus, Aarhus.
Development of prototypes of Catoli has rearly been costly of time- as well of money.
Chief physicain Kjaergaard and his staff wanted to create a mini-mobile heartlung machine, which could´t be bought anywhere in the entire world. Benedict Kjaergaard was one of the first doctors worldwide, experimenting.
One of the first ones had a weight at roughly 50 kg. which was sensational at the time, the stationary machine had a weight for more than 135 kg.
Stationary machines have been used at Major-Hospitals for years, for more than 50 years. Patients have always to bee brought into the machines, and still do so. Only Major-hospitals has Stationary machines, still no one at the secondary hospitals.
However, the weight of Kjaergaards machine was too much, and other objects was away from target. He, perfusionists and rescue-teams continued. The team want a more handy machine.
At the time was Chief Physician Benedict Kjaergaard chief too of the Rescue-group at military helicopters. He lacked a mini-mobile heartlung machine, himself. The survivor often died before helicopter arrival to hospital.
The machine have to bee small enough to bring onboard, and to hang-up into walls of Recue-units. No minuts waisting when patients must be brought into hospital. “Hang-up” was one of the main objects.
Further development was necessity. Ground-breaking development have taken place, the mini-mobile heartlung machine is now at only app. 4 kg, and portable by one hand, if necessary into rucksack, covering hospital and prehospital segments.
The team behind Catoli have furthermore developed different machines and vehicles to health care-services. Among these: the first Doctor-Ambulance, together with Effects, the first Baby-Ambulance together with Effects, and the first Tranfer-vehicles in Denmark. All vehicles was given away to the hospital, Region of Northern Jutland in Denmark.
Rescue-Vicheles, helicopters, airplanes, patients, a lot of people and approximately 65 laboratory-swine have been involved in the development.
The handhold mini-mobile heartlung machine, will soon be ready for every hospital.