Medical ventilator

Eight US Manufacturers Selected to Make NASA COVID-19 Ventilator

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 8:14pm

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --After receiving more than 100 applications, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Southern California has selected eight U.S. manufacturers to make a new ventilator tailored for coronavirus (COVID-19) patients.

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  • WASHINGTON, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --After receiving more than 100 applications, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Southern California has selected eight U.S. manufacturers to make a new ventilator tailored for coronavirus (COVID-19) patients.
  • Called VITAL (Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible Locally), the high-pressure ventilatorwas designed to use one-seventh the parts of a traditional ventilator, relying on parts already available in supply chains.
  • It offers a simpler, more affordable option for treating critical patients while freeing up traditional ventilators for those with the most severe COVID-19 symptoms.
  • The compressed-air design also has been submitted to the FDA for a ventilator Emergency Use Authorization and is currently under review.

Global Critical Care Devices Market: Projected to be Valued at $37.97 Billion in 2020 and $27.29 Billion in 2021

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 4:00pm

The global critical care devices market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 44.6% from 2019 to 2020.

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  • The global critical care devices market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 44.6% from 2019 to 2020.
  • The market for critical care devices is driven primarily by the increasing number of ICU beds owing to the continuously rising COVID-19 cases, increasing demand for ventilators for effective management of critical COVID-19 patients, and ease of regulatory requirements to facilitate the production of critical care devices.
  • Based on the product, the infusion pump segment accounted for the largest share of the critical care devices market in 2019.
  • Based on end-users, the hospital segment accounted for the largest share of the critical care devices market in 2019.

CalciMedica Announces Positive Topline Data from Interim Analysis of Trial Evaluating Auxora™ in Patients with Severe COVID-19 Pneumonia

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 1:00pm

The interim analysis showed Auxora plus standard of care reduced ventilator use and improved time to recovery in treated patients compared to standard of care alone.

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  • The interim analysis showed Auxora plus standard of care reduced ventilator use and improved time to recovery in treated patients compared to standard of care alone.
  • The open-label study consists of 26 patients enrolled while on low-flow oxygen and randomized 2:1 to receive Auxora versus standard of care.
  • The interim analysis showed that treated patients had a greater than 50% reduction in the proportion of patients put on ventilators in the course of therapy as compared to standard of care patients.
  • Additionally, the length of hospital stay for Auxora treated patients was more than 50% shorter than for standard of care patients.

African and Global Philanthropists Team-up to Manufacture COVID-19 Medical Equipment in Africa

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 8:30am

LONDON, May 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- African and global philanthropists have teamed up to help African nations secure urgently needed ventilators, breathing support devices and other medical equipment, in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • LONDON, May 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- African and global philanthropists have teamed up to help African nations secure urgently needed ventilators, breathing support devices and other medical equipment, in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Working with fellow philanthropists Sir Richard Branson and Jeff Skoll, the group have identified two solutions which will be manufactured in South Africa.
  • "We have found a major South African company called Invicta Holdings that can mass produce these bridge ventilators and oxygen helmets.
  • Masiyiwa has also pulled together a team to build an online platform to manage global procurement of medical equipment, including PPE.

African and Global Philanthropists Team-up to Manufacture COVID-19 Medical Equipment in Africa

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 8:30am

LONDON, May 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- African and global philanthropists have teamed up to help African nations secure urgently needed ventilators, breathing support devices and other medical equipment, in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Key Points: 
  • LONDON, May 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- African and global philanthropists have teamed up to help African nations secure urgently needed ventilators, breathing support devices and other medical equipment, in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Working with fellow philanthropists Sir Richard Branson and Jeff Skoll, the group have identified two solutions which will be manufactured in South Africa.
  • "We have found a major South African company called Invicta Holdings that can mass produce these bridge ventilators and oxygen helmets.
  • Masiyiwa has also pulled together a team to build an online platform to manage global procurement of medical equipment, including PPE.

Doctors Hampered from Saving Patients by Imposed Standard of Care Protocols

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 6:00pm

"Evidence-based medicine protocols can act like handcuffs, preventing the proper care of patients," said Twila Brase, president and co-founder of CCHF, and author of two reports on EBM.

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  • "Evidence-based medicine protocols can act like handcuffs, preventing the proper care of patients," said Twila Brase, president and co-founder of CCHF, and author of two reports on EBM.
  • "To save his patients from EBM protocols, New York City physician, Dr. Cameron Kyle-Sidell, made a public plea online for every hospital to change ventilator protocols because they were damaging lungs.
  • "Thankfully many doctors are throwing EBM to the wind to save their COVID-19 patients.
  • They're talking to each other cross-country by Zoom and ignoring prescriptive third-party protocols that don't work for patients.

Amid COVID 19 Crisis, Joshua Frase Foundation Leads Search Spanning Two Continents to Deliver Ventilator to Ailing Child in Ecuador

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 1:41pm

One-month-old Wilson is now stable and ready to go home in Ecuador thanks the herculean efforts of Florida-based Joshua Frase Foundation and Zusammen Stark!

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  • One-month-old Wilson is now stable and ready to go home in Ecuador thanks the herculean efforts of Florida-based Joshua Frase Foundation and Zusammen Stark!
  • "Having been through it ourselves, we know that without it, this child would pass," said Alison Rockett Frase, founder of Joshua Frase Foundation.
  • In Ecuador, the healthcare system cannot provide a portable ventilator for parents to take their child home to live out their life.
  • Without hesitation, the foundation began funding cutting-edge research in the area of regenerative medicine, gene therapy and genetics since 1997.

COVID-19 Impact on Global Neonatal Ventilator Market - Research Dive

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 1:00pm

Conversely, high costs associated with neonatal ventilator system is expected to hamper the market growth during the forecast period.

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  • Conversely, high costs associated with neonatal ventilator system is expected to hamper the market growth during the forecast period.
  • On the basis of product type, the global market for neonatal ventilator is segmented into non-invasive and invasive ventilation.
  • Based on the technology, the neonatal ventilator market is segmented into mechanical ventilator, hybrid ventilator, volume targeted ventilator, and high frequency ventilator.
  • On the basis of mobility type, the global market for neonatal ventilator market is segmented into portable/transportable ventilators and intensive care ventilators.

COVID-19 Impact on Global Neonatal Ventilator Market - Research Dive

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 1:00pm

Conversely, high costs associated with neonatal ventilator system is expected to hamper the market growth during the forecast period.

Key Points: 
  • Conversely, high costs associated with neonatal ventilator system is expected to hamper the market growth during the forecast period.
  • On the basis of product type, the global market for neonatal ventilator is segmented into non-invasive and invasive ventilation.
  • Based on the technology, the neonatal ventilator market is segmented into mechanical ventilator, hybrid ventilator, volume targeted ventilator, and high frequency ventilator.
  • On the basis of mobility type, the global market for neonatal ventilator market is segmented into portable/transportable ventilators and intensive care ventilators.

Smiths Medical Announces Ventilator Training Alliance App Partnership

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 1:00pm

Smiths Medical announced today it has joined several of the worlds other ventilator manufacturers in the Ventilator Training Alliance (VTA) to support frontline medical providers access to a centralized repository of ventilator training.

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  • Smiths Medical announced today it has joined several of the worlds other ventilator manufacturers in the Ventilator Training Alliance (VTA) to support frontline medical providers access to a centralized repository of ventilator training.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200526005108/en/
    Ventilator Training Alliance App (Photo: Business Wire)
    Smiths Medical is proud to be a part of the VTA by providing training for our ventilators through the Allego app, said Jeffrey Hohn, Vice President, Global Product and Commercial Excellence, Strategy and M&A at Smiths Medical.
  • The VTA app connects respiratory therapists, nurses and other medical professionals with ventilator training resources from alliance member companies.
  • The Ventilator Training Alliance provides a library of training and product resources for medical professionals.