HYVAN Anaesthesia Ltd

New Zealand Innovator of the Year

2016

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New Zealand Innovator of the Year

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NOMINATIONS OPEN WEDNESDAY 24 JULY

For the past 12 years Dr John Hyndman and Ivan Batistich have been developing a compact, affordable, reliable and simple anaesthesia machine (the HYVAN) for use in developing countries.
Whilst doing volunteer work in the Pacific islands it became clear to Dr Hyndman that there was a real need for such a machine he teamed up with engineer Ivan Batistich. The prototype has been built and tested and the first manufacturing run is now underway in Christchurch.
Both Hyndman and Batistich see this venture as means to meet a need for a cheap ultra-reliable anaesthetic machine and not for commercial gain.
In late 2015 Hyndman and Batistich received the World Anaesthesia Association Award for innovation.
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