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NASA partners with Brazil to produce NASA-Designed COVID-19 Ventilator

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – In late April, NASA announced the development of Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible Locally (VITAL), a ventilator prototype designed specifically to address the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. Since then, 28 manufacturers around the world have been licensed to make the device. Now one of those licensees is preparing to begin production in Brazil.

Anvisa, Brazil’s counterpart to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), announced approval of this effort during an August 24th press conference with the licensee, a joint partnership between Russer, a medical device manufacturer, and CIMATEC (Manufacturing and Technology Integrated Campus), a nonprofit research and development institution.

This image shows the ventilator prototype for coronavirus patients designed and built by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

This image shows the ventilator prototype for coronavirus patients designed and built by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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FDA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: June 3rd, 2020

 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)Silver Spring, MDThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to take action in the ongoing response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic:

The agency issued a new FDA Voices, titled Pandemic Challenges Highlight the Importance of the New Era of Smarter Food Safety, and bylined by Stephen M. Hahn, M.D., Commissioner of Food and Drugs, and Frank Yiannas, Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response.

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NASA selects Eight U.S. Manufacturers to make VITAL COVID-19 Ventilator

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – After receiving more than 100 applications, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California has selected eight U.S. manufacturers to make a new ventilator tailored for coronavirus (COVID-19) patients.

The prototype, which was created by JPL engineers in just 37 days, received an Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on April 30th, 2020.

Prototypes of the VITAL ventilator, designed and tested NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in just 37 days to address the needs of COVID-19 patients. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Prototypes of the VITAL ventilator, designed and tested NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in just 37 days to address the needs of COVID-19 patients. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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NASA Engineers create Coronavirus Ventilator prototype

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – On April 30th, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved VITAL for a ventilator Emergency Use Authorization. Developed in just 37 days by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in response to the coronavirus pandemic, VITAL (short for Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible Locally) wouldn’t replace current hospital ventilators, which can treat a broader range of medical issues.

Designed specifically for COVID-19 Coronavirus patients, the prototype is composed of far fewer parts than traditional ventilators and is intended to last three to four months.

Clockwise from bottom left: Brandon Metz, Shaunessy Grant, Michael Johnson, Dave Van Buren, Michelle Easter and Patrick Degrosse are among dozens of engineers at JPL involved in creating VITAL, a ventilator prototype specially targeted to coronavirus disease patients. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Clockwise from bottom left: Brandon Metz, Shaunessy Grant, Michael Johnson, Dave Van Buren, Michelle Easter and Patrick Degrosse are among dozens of engineers at JPL involved in creating VITAL, a ventilator prototype specially targeted to coronavirus disease patients. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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NASA engineered Ventilator receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – A new high-pressure ventilator developed by NASA engineers and tailored to treat COVID-19 Coronavirus patients today was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use under the FDA’s March 24th 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.

A front-facing portrait of NASA's VITAL (Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible Locally), a ventilator designed and built by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

A front-facing portrait of NASA’s VITAL (Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible Locally), a ventilator designed and built by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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