The Nigerian Federal Government has granted Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria patent certificates for the use of the two-prototype medical equipment invented by its team of engineers and scientists in 2020.
The ABU Public Affairs Directorate, Malam Auwalu Umar reportedly said that the equipment, Four-In-One hand sanitizing machine, and intensive care ventilator were invented in 2020, as part of the institution’s contribution to the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Auwalu reportedly said in a statement that:
“The hand sanitiser machine, code-named ABUSANIT-20, consists of an exceptional electric circuit designed for the control unit fitted with LCD display, to regulate the dispensing pattern of the liquid soap, water, drying air from the blower section, and finally a chemical sanitiser to combat viral and bacterial contamination.
“The ventilator, named ABUVENT-20, is driven by a BLDC motor and is power-driven by either an AC or DC source.
“Its design is such that it does not only meet the World Health Organisation (WHO) standard, but also adapts creatively to the power situation of the country.”
Auwalu reportedly said that the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Investment issued the patent certificates to the university in accordance with the Patents and Designs Act; CAP 344 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 1990 for the sole use and advantage of the two invented medical equipment.