NASA Offers COVID Ventilator Tech for Free to Companies

by ABrighterFuture2109. Posted on Sep 11, 2020    1


A new high-pressure ventilator developed by NASA engineers and tailored to treat coronavirus (COVID-19) patients was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use under the FDA's March 24 ventilator Emergency Use Authorization.

Called VITAL (Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible Locally), the device was developed by engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Southern California to free up the nation's limited supply of traditional ventilators so they may be used on patients with the most severe COVID-19 symptoms.

The Office of Technology Transfer and Corporate Partnerships at Caltech is offering a free license for VITAL and is reaching out to the commercial medical industry to find manufacturers for the device.

You can register for the webianr here: https://nasaenterprise.webex.com/nasaenterprise/onstage/g.php?MTID=ed631c62a3af0fc2edd4f5b686633e38d