"Technological sovereignty allows us to guarantee the country's health and to avoid any action of the blockade to prevent what we need from coming," the CNEURO Director said.
Lung fans are being built with funds provided by the European Union (EU), the NGO MediCuba-Switzerland, and different campaigns undertaken by epidemiology and bioengineering societies.
To check their operation under close-to-real-life conditions, the devices will be tested on pigs over 50 kilograms. If tests are satisfactory, ventilators would receive certification from Cuban authorities.
The devices can also measure oxygen levels and has a high support range without electricity for it also works on batteries.