Dr. Feldman: University of Texas Assisted Bag Breathing Unit: Low-cost ventilators

Assisted Bag Breathing Unit
Assisted Bag Breathing Unit - Developed by University of Texas Faculty & Collaborators

Every $25,000 raised allows for the production and deployment of approximately 80 ventilation units!

Responding to the urgent call for essential medical equipment in the fight against COVID-19, a team of faculty at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have developed and are currently testing a low-cost, reliable, effective medical ventilation unit to provide life support for patients with COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses.

With your help, we will be able to:

*  Complete testing of this equipment in state-of-the art, academic test labs to ensure clinical relevance and effectiveness.

*  Obtain FDA approval and implement manufacturing protocols.

*  Begin production with an in-state manufacturer that has been engaged, making equipment available throughout Texas and beyond.

*  Provide a low-cost ventilation system to medical facilities treating COVID-19 patients, providing a solution to the world-wide ventilator shortage to save lives.

Your support allows for this technology and equipment to be available throughout the world.

THANK YOU for your consideration in joining us in the fight against COVID-19 as we work to provide a life-saving solution.

For more information about the Assisted Bag Breathing Unit, please contact the Texas Innovation Center at : innovation@utexas.edu.

The team of experts leading this life-saving effort:

Thomas E. Milner, PhD, University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Milner is a researcher in the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Cockrell School of Engineering. He has overseen the engineering and prototyping of the device.

Marc D. Feldman, MD, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Feldman leads the UT Health San Antonio team in assessing clinical applicability and testing, which will be conducted at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Richard Wettstein, MEd. University of Texas  Health Science Center at San Antonio and Stephen Derdak, DO. Dr. Wettstein and Dr. Derdak are providing essential clinical consulting utilizing their extensive clinical pulmonary expertise.

A GoFundMe account has been set up at https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/utabbu.

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