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Ventec Life Systems

Ventec Life Systems

A healthcare technology company develops and manufactures life support ventilators that help patients with respiratory diseases. It was founded in 2013 and is located in Bothell, Washington.

Ventec Life Systems is a Washington-based company that has designed a portable product, called VOSCN, which is an acronym for the components of the machine: ventilator, oxygen (concentrator), suction, cough (assistant) and nebulizer. It can be used for a variety of diseases and medical issues, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and lung cancer.

Product

The five aforementioned functions are included in VOSCN but users can choose to use one, a combination, or all five of the functions. It provides various ways to use the machine, including invasive, non-invasive, and a mouthpiece. It is capable of delivering 6 liters of oxygen per minute and external oxygen sources can be connected when needed. VOSCN can be used multiple environments such as home, hospital, institutional, and transport. It has a nine-hour battery life and is operated through its touch screen interface.

COVID-19

In 2020, Ventec Life Systems and General Motors partnered to manufacture ventilators at a large scale in response to the COVID-19 epidemic, which has led to shortages of ventilators in health institutions.

Their ventilators are equipped with a touchscreen operation capabilities, are mobile, provide up to nine hours of on-board battery life, and uninterrupted ventilation between therapies.

They look to provide up to 10,000 ventilator units per month, and 30,000 surgical masks per week.

Timeline

People

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Role
LinkedIn

Chris Kiple

CEO

Doug DeVries

Founder

Jeff Laub

President and COO

Further reading

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Author
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Date

GM and Ventec Life Systems partner to ramp up production of ventilators

Kirsten Korosec

Web

March 21, 2020

Ventec Life Systems Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance of VOCSN, the First Portable Unified Respiratory System for Patients on a Ventilator

Web

April 12, 2017

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Ventec Life Systems Introduces VOCSN

October 12, 2016

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News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Tom Krisher
March 30, 2020
CTVNews
Twelve days ago, General Motors put hundreds of workers on an urgent project to build breathing machines as hospitals and governors pleaded for more in response to the coronavirus pandemic. But U.S. President Donald Trump, claiming the company wasn't moving fast enough, on Friday invoked the Defence Production Act.
March 30, 2020
WebWire
Ventec Life Systems announced today General Motors will build VOCSN critical care ventilators at GM's Kokomo, Indiana manufacturing facility with FDA-cleared ventilators scheduled to ship as soon as next month. This effort is in addition to Ventec taking aggressive steps to ramp up production at their manufacturing facility in Bothell, Washington. Across all manufacturers, there is a global backorder of critical care ventilators capable of supporting patients fighting COVID-19. The compan...
Reuters Editorial
March 23, 2020
U.S.
General Motors Co said on Monday it is studying the feasibility of building ventilators under its partnership with Ventec Life Systems at the No. 1 U.S. automaker's Kokomo, Indiana, plant to help combat the coronavirus outbreak.
Kirsten Korosec
March 21, 2020
TechCrunch
GM said Friday that it is working with Ventec Life Systems to help increase production of respiratory care products such as ventilators that are needed by a growing number of hospitals as the COVID-19 pandemics spreads throughout the U.S. The partnership is part of StopTheSpread.org, a coordinated effort of private companies to respond to COVId-19, [...]

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