FDA Releases Letter Regarding Ventilators

FDA released information pertaining to ventilator supply and strategies for healthcare providers, which can be found here: https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/letters-health-care-providers/ventilator-supply-mitigation-strategies-letter-health-care-providers

We are actively processing this information and continue to put the safety of the patient above all else.




23 Replies to “FDA Releases Letter Regarding Ventilators”

  1. Jose Mascheroni
    Jose Mascheroni

    Dear project Manager,
    Our company is part of cooperative team for develop a low cost, low complexity ventilator prototype for corona-virus pandemic treatment.
    We would know like if you can send for us your open-source information
    1.Minimum safe ventilator functionality based on clinical guidance
    2.Reference hardware design for meeting minimum clinical requirements
    3.Reference control strategies and electronics designs and supporting insights
    4.Results from testing in animal models
    Our country provably need a lot of ventilatords in a short time. Please help us.
    Best Regards

    Jose Mascheroni

    • Paulo Pastore
      Paulo Pastore

      Desde 2010 deixei de projetar em mecânica fina, minha especialidade devido no Brasil, como pesquisador não tive mais auxílio do governo, assim projetos em tecnologia de ponta o Brasil atrasou em relação a outros países

    • Seth Guterman
      Seth Guterman

      Jose
      I am Dr Seth Guterman, Board Certifed Emergency Physician with 30 years in patient airway management and ventilation. I think hospitals might already have supplies to make their own mini ventilators with an ambubag and a compression sequence stocking that are used for patients admitted to the hospital. The compression sequence stockings create circumferential pressure between 25-40mm Hg and the ambubag only needs 15-20mm Hg. The compression stocking can surround the ambubag for compressions. Unfortunately, compression stockings only compress every 30 seconds. A hospital will need assitance from engineers to increase the frequency of compressions to every 8-10 seconds for this mini ventilator to work. Feel free to email
      at sguterman@peopleschoicehospital.com

  2. Kathiresan Sundarappan
    Kathiresan Sundarappan

    Thanks for sharing the work done on ventilator. We are also trying to build mechanical ventilator in India and as you have brought out it should not be like a DIY project. Since you have done substantial work on arriving at the requirements, please share the requirements of the mechanical ventilator (share all types, if possible).

  3. Sebastian Ferro
    Sebastian Ferro

    Hellow,
    Our company also is part of cooperative team for develop a low cost, low complexity ventilator prototype for corona-virus pandemic treatment in Colombia.
    We would know like if you can send for us your open-source information
    1.Minimum safe ventilator functionality based on clinical guidance
    2.Reference hardware design for meeting minimum clinical requirements
    3.Reference control strategies and electronics designs and supporting insights
    4.Results from testing in animal models

    Our country provably need a lot of ventilatords in a short time. Please help us.
    Best Regards

    Sebastian Ferro

  4. Farshad Raisiyan
    Farshad Raisiyan

    Hi I’m a designer and manufacturer of a turbocharged ventilator, I have 18 years of experience and live in Germany Send me a message if you would like to collaborate

    I can help you design and build a turbofan ventilator or compressor

  5. Samiur Rahman
    Samiur Rahman

    dear researchers,
    From Bangladesh we are making the same request as Mr. Jose Mascheroni, our country is very poor can not effort to purchase huge number of vantiletors. Currently our population is 160 mil and we have 500 vantiletors in all over the country. This country is most densly populated country. COVID-19 is like a nuclear bomb to be explode over here.We would like to produce and distribute this device ASAP. Please help us.
    thanks and regards
    samiur.airliner@gmail.com

  6. Mustafa Swaleh
    Mustafa Swaleh

    Hello Researchers,
    I’m just a kid in the city that is trying to help out the hospitals as much as I can. If it is possible to send me the design of the ventilator so that I can make it with my teammates so we can help out the crowded hospitals in my town. My email is

    Please Contact Us,
    mzswaleh92@yahoo.com

  7. Jim Sullivan
    Jim Sullivan

    If you’d like to get involved in a local project using the MIT design, can someone please comment what’s required by the FDA to produce a machine that could be used under emergency conditions in a hospital environment? Thank you.

  8. Jim Sullivan
    Jim Sullivan

    Is there any way to find other teams in your local area who may be working on this project? Perhaps if everyone updated their profile with town & state or zip code, MIT could create a map that showed the location of registered participants, allowing teams to pool local resources and talent. Thank you to MIT for making this project possible!!

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