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Researcher tests device


USM Researcher's Device Aims to Prevent Respiratory Complications from Ventilators in COVID-19, ICU and Surgery Patients

Mechanical ventilation is a life-saving treatment, but it can also introduce complications to a hospital patient’s treatment plan. Saliva can likely to pool in the endotracheal tube connected to a patient’s ventilator, which may lead to a host of problems, including bacterial infections and pneumonia.

MPI representatives deliver masks to the Bedford Care Center


Donation to MS Polymer Institute Supplies Three Nursing Homes with N99-style Masks

Three long term health care facilities in the Pine Belt are better equipped to protect residents and employees in the face of COVID-19 thanks to a partnership between The University of Southern Mississippi’s Mississippi Polymer Institute (MPI) and worldwide chemical manufacturer Oxiteno.