Welcome to the EAT-SET site. EAT-SET : Emergency Auto Transfusion Set. Main features include:Rapid recovery of blood from internal haemorrhage. Simple to use. It can be totally manually operated.Closed system, No risk of infection transmission.Cost effective; Main container can be reused after sterilization. Only filters and tubing lines are discarded after use.
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WIPO Gold Medallist Dr. Ovadje - promoting health and patent information in developing countries

Excitement and scepticism greeted Dr. Oviemo Ovadje's invention an emergency autogous blood transfusion device called the EAT-SET, a life-saving device to enable doctors to use a patient's own blood for neccessary blood transfusions during surgery. Excitement, because his discovery provided an economical accessible means of significantly reducing the number of people who die in Nigeria every year simply because blood for transfusions is not readily available. In Nigeria, as in many developing. In Nigeria, as in many developing countries, there is no emergency bloood transfusion service. Patients who know that they will have surgery can prepare in advance by giving blood to be on "standby" if they should need it, but an emergency call to relatives is often the only possible when an urgent operation is needed.

Scepticism, for back in the early 1990s no device for such blood recycling existed in Nigeria and it was thought impossible to find a solution given the severe limits on funding for medical research. The early development of the EAT-SET device took place in the

Dr. Ovadje'S invention, an emergency autologous blood transfusion device called the EAT-SET enables doctors to use a patient's own blood for neccessary blood transfusions during surgery.

Nigeria Army where the inventor Lt. Col. Dr. Oviemo Ovadje worked and specialized as an anesthetist. This invention would not, however, have been possible without significant support from the Nigerian Government and international agencies such as the United Nations Development Fund (UNDP), THE World Health Organization (WHO) and WIPO. The Government, in an effort to provide sustainable technological development in Nigeria established the Ministry of Science and Technology in 1979. one of the Ministry's objectives was to train Nigerian scientists and engineers to adapt available technological advances to the specific needs of Nigeria.


This assisted in the early work on this and similar projects. Funding was then provided by the WHO and UNDP which helped in the development and promotion of the invention in Nigeria and other developing countries

In 1995, Dr. Ovadje's significant contribution to African innovation in the field of health care was recognized when he received the Organization for African Unity and WIPO Gold Medal Award for EAT-SET. Dr. Ovadje has continued to work to promote the EAT-SET device and the advantages it offers to other developing countries. He has also shared his precious experience as an inventor from a developing country at WIPO seminars in Ethiopia and most recently took part in the WIPO medal winners' exhibition at the AFRO-ARAB Commercial Trade Fair in April 1999.

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