QU develops mask, ventilator to fight virus Mar 30, 2020 0 2839 12345 Tribune News NetworkDohaA research team from the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (DMIE) of the Qatar University’s College of Engineering (QU-CENG) has developed designs using 3D printers for medical products manufactured in QU-CENG laboratories and workshops to benefit the medical service sector in Qatar.These new designs include a ventilator which is used in hospitals as an integral part to provide the necessary treatment for patients with chest diseases, as well as face mask for medical personnel and to reduce the chances of infection.In a statement, QU-CENG said these designs also include door knobs that help opening the doors without touching the knob to reduce the chances of infection, knowing that the design of the mask filters will be done in collaboration with Qatar University College of Medicine.Protective masks are developed for doctors and the community using 3D printers to protect against the emerging coronavirus.The new masks contain a delicate external electrical wiring network covered with a layer of epoxy for two reasons. The first reason is to close all pores that exist in the prints produced by this widespread type of 3D printers (FDM) that use ABS plastic or ‘BC’ and the second reason for covering and fixing the battery-powered wire mesh to heat the outer part of the mask to a degree higher than 70 degrees Celsius, which is higher than the degree which the virus endures according to some studies. RELATED ARTICLES SJC extends suspension of court sessions Mar 30, 2020 0 824 3 more recover from virus; 44 new cases registered Mar 30, 2020 0 1022 Qatar extends QR3 bn guarantees to banks Mar 30, 2020 0 2032 Qatar welcomes return of Bahrainis to their homeland QNA Doha Qatar has welcomed the decision of Bahrain to allow its citizens who were transiting through Doha from Iran to return home. In a statement on Sunday, the Government Communications Office (GCO) said Qatar wished .. Industrial Area sterilised The Ministry of Municipality and Environment, in cooperation with the Public Works Authority, Lekhwiya, Ministry of Interior, and the Ministry of Public Health, has carried a campaign to disinfect and sterilise the .. More measures in place to ward off coronavirus Tribune News Network Doha The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has suspended some non-emergency health services at private clinics and hospitals as part of preventive and precautionary measures to limit the spread of .. Khater condoles with B’desh envoy over virus death Assistant Foreign Minister and Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs HE Lolwah bint Rashid al Khater met Ambassador of Bangladesh HE Ashud Ahmed in Doha on Sunday. Khater, who is also the Spokesperson of the .. 16 more arrested for flouting home-quarantine pledge Tribune News Network Doha Sixteen more citizens were arrested on Sunday for violating the home-quarantine pledge they undertook as part of efforts to contain the spread of coronavius (COVID-19). Qatar has approved ..