Tag: ventilator

Innovation, Medical Devices

FDA identifies Hamilton Medical ventilator recall as Class I

August 31, 2023

Via: Medical Device Network

Ventilator manufacturer Hamilton Medical has launched a voluntary recall of four of its ventilators following reports of software troubles that cause the device to stop working without warning. The products in question assist patients who need full and partial breathing […]

Innovation, Med Tech, Regulatory

FDA grants emergency use authorisation for new Nasa’s ventilator

May 1, 2020


Developed at Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Southern California, US, the ventilator is called Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible Locally (VITAL). The launch of the new ventilator is expected to free up the country’s limited supply of traditional ventilators so […]

Innovation, Research

Fear of coronavirus propels some smokers to quit

April 30, 2020

Via: The Medical News

In 40 years of smoking, Katie Kennedy has tried four times to quit but always went back to cigarettes. Today, she is summoning a new mental image when a craving comes on: rows of COVID-19 patients hooked to ventilators. Kennedy’s […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Medtronic to increase ventilator production for Covid-19 patients

April 9, 2020


Medtronic has collaborated with technology partners and governments to drive new ventilator production in support of Covid-19 patients across the world. By the end of April, the company expects to manufacture more than 400 ventilators a week and over 700 […]

Innovation, Med Tech, Regulatory

GM to build 30,000 ventilators for national stockpile for $489.4 million

April 8, 2020


General Motors will build 30,000 ventilators for the national stockpile for $489.4 million to assist in the coronavirus pandemic, federal officials announced Wednesday. The Department of Health and Human Services said the contract is the first for ventilators under the […]