Vyaire Medical voluntarily recalls some Bellavista ventilators

Vyaire Medical recently announced that its subsidiary ImtMedical has initiated a voluntary field correction for certain BellaVista ventilators.

The company reported a potential issue with BellaVista 1000 and 1000e ventilators that have specific software and configuration combinations that can cease ventilation and generate a technical failure alarm. The issue affects ventilators distributed between Mar. 21, 2019 and Dec. 23, 2021, that have software version 6.0.1600.0 or higher installed, which was deployed in February 2021, and also have the data communication port set to “HL7.”

Vyaire Medical told customers with software version 6.0.1600.0 or higher installed to immediately disable the HL7 data communication if activated. The devices are at risk of unintentional ceasing of ventilation if the data communication is not disabled.

The recall was issued based on reports that some of the ventilators unintentionally ceased ventilation during clini…

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Report: U.S. ventilator stockpile is full

Philips Trilogy EVO portable ventilator (Image courtesy of Philips)

The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) is reportedly terminating more ventilator contracts as the national stockpile is full.

The Hill reported today that HHS is throwing out some of the contracts that totaled $3 billion as the U.S. government sought to supply as many ventilators as possible during the first surge of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This news follows a recent announcement from Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) that it would not be supplying the remaining 30,700 ventilators it was slated to manufacture by December to the Strategic National Stockpile, with HHS canceling the contract after the Amsterdam-based company delivered 12,300 total bundled ventilator configurations supplied to the stockpile through August, falling in line with the stipulations of the contract.

HHS has not divulged details on any terms of their can…

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