Silent micropump for medicine

The Technology Partnership (TTP) has designed small noise-free air pumps to allow patients to carry on with daily life rather than staying in bed in hospital.

Their novel micropump combines a deep understanding of non-linear acoustic resonance, piezoelectric materials and fluid dynamics.

TTP is the winner of a 2012 Innovation Award from the Institute of Physics celebrating companies that make the most of applying physics in a commercial environment.

About the film

Filmed on location at TTP, Melbourne, Cambridgeshire, UK. September 2012.

Director: Martyn Bull
Producer: Thomas Delfs
Camera: Mark Whatmore
Editors: Liam Angell, Mike Willbourne
Cast: Dr Sam Hyde, Dr James McCrone, Dr Stuart Hatfield

Production company: insitu
Client: Institute of Physics