Texas-based team seeks EUA for 3D printed emergency ventilator

Image from Scott Crawford, TTUHSC El Paso

A team of physicians and engineers developed a hands-free resuscitator bag compression device that can be utilized as an emergency ventilator during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the pandemic goes on and a shortage of vital equipment, including ventilators, continues, a number of companies and research teams from all over have worked to create alternative options. One such alternative is this collaboration from researchers at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso and The University of Texas at El Paso, with contributions from Bessel, Ansys and Stratasys (NSDQ:SSYS).

The Texas Breather (TM) is designed to fall into the FDA’s new category of devices that qualify for emergency use authorization (EUA), the emergency use resuscitator systems (EURS). It includes an adjustable degree of compression and respiratory rate with a simple design that inclu…

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