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Comment utiliser l'endomask

Supposed diagram of the material needed to perform the endoscopy procedure with an ENDOMASK worn by the patient

The objective of ENDOMASQUE

Allow endoscopy procedures to return to normal by streamlining new health safety protocols.

Wearing the mask by the patient blocks the dissemination of the air expelled by the patient during breathing and allows the practitioner to carry out his endoscopy procedures under optimal sanitary safety conditions.

certification aux normes européennes

Mask undergoing certification to European standard

languettes collantes

Sticky tabs cover the diaphragms to ensure the mask is waterproof before and after the endoscope is inserted

Endomask diaphragmes

Diaphragms positioned opposite the nostrils which follow the shape of the endoscope to block the dissemination of the air expelled by the patient during breathing

The birth of the ENDOMASK project

The health situation linked to the COVID-19 pandemic has had a strong impact on the world of medicine and that of ENT endoscopy in particular.

Last March, at the height of the epidemic in France, the procedures were almost put on hold and only the emergency procedures could be maintained.

The reason ? Sars Cov 2 is a respiratory virus and ENT endoscopies represent a risk of aerosolization with possible contamination of front-line practitioners. As a result, non-urgent procedures were postponed and the time taken for the treatment extended.

In order to be able to continue the practice of endoscopies, safety protocols have been developed. Their goal: to improve the procedural protocol to resume optimal conditions of safety for doctors and patients. These are restrictive protocols, which have a heavy impact on patient care.

It is from this observation that the ENDOMASK project was born last April, at the initiative of Professor Antoine Giovanni.

A university professor (Aix Marseille University) and hospital practitioner (AP-HM), he quickly got the idea of ​​developing a mask that would be worn by the patient during the procedure and that would prevent the spread of the virus in the room by the potential presence of an infected patient.

Above all, he seeks to set up a reliable product and a reassuring procedure in order to be able to resume normal medical care.

It was in this context that he contacted the company BioSerenity so that the industry could produce this mask.

Conclusive simulations, carried out by teams from the University of Aix-Marseille

Before embarking on the development of a finished product and new prototypes, various simulation tests were carried out and continue to be carried out to verify that the mask meets the needs of both endoscopy procedures and practice. to restrictive CE standards.

Maskless simulation of the propagation of particles emitted by the patient during exhalation

Simulation of the air exhaled by the patient with the wearing of a prototype ENDOMASK: FFP2 mask with a tight seal at the level of the opening of the endoscope in the nose

Simulations carried out by Gilles Bouchet from the University of Aix-Marseille who provided support and expertise to the project.

  • The prototypes produced are tested in practice by practitioners
  • Feedback from practitioners is then transmitted and taken into account by the production teams