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Ventilator associated pneumonia reducing endotracheal tube

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The aim of this project is to create an endotracheal tube, or an attachment to an endotracheal tube, that effectively delivers air to an intubated patient that maintains a sanitized environment in the tracheal by reducing the formation of biofilms around the device. The prevention of bacterial formation will be accomplished by integrating a combination of effective biomaterials, anti-bacterial solutions, active sanitation systems and/or applying electrical current to the device. In doing this, patient risks of developing ventilator associated pneumonia will be greatly reduced, increasing patient safety as well as costs of intubation.

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