International Biophysics rebrands as Movair, launches Luisa portable ventilator in U.S.

The Luisa portable ventilator [Image courtesy of Movair]

Movair — formerly known as International Biophysics — announced the U.S. commercial launch of the Luisa portable ventilator for homes, institutions and hospitals.

The device features high-flow oxygen therapy and can be used for both invasive and non-invasive ventilation under Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA due to shortages from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Movair said it is filing for permanent 510(k) FDA clearance for the Luisa by the end of 2021.

The device weighs 8 lb and can run for up to 18 hours on battery power, Movair said yesterday in a news release. 

“Increased respiratory patient illness, COVID-19 and product recalls have created a critical need for ventilators in the United States,” Movair CEO David Shockley said in the news release. “We’re addressing this demand with the launch of Luisa, a por…

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