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Episode 151  |  32:56 min

Mass-Manufacturing a 5-in-1 Ventilator System for COVID-19 Relief

Episode 151  |  32:56 min  |  06.17.2020

Mass-Manufacturing a 5-in-1 Ventilator System for COVID-19 Relief

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This is a podcast episode titled, Mass-Manufacturing a 5-in-1 Ventilator System for COVID-19 Relief. The summary for this episode is: Are you discouraged by all of the negative news and sad stories about COVID-19? Let's shift the focus to a story centered on positivity and innovation that will reignite hope for a better, safer road ahead. In this episode of the Global Medical Device Podcast, Jon Speer talks to Dan Purvis, CEO and co-founder of Velentium. Dan shares some much needed positivity through the uplifting stories and experiences of Project V, a collaborative venture backed by Velentium, Ventec Life Systems, and General Motors (GM). Project V is making a lasting difference by mass producing ventilators comprised of five separate devices to save lives and meet worldwide demand in response to COVID-19. Some of the highlights of the show include: • One-Stop Shop: Velentium is an end-to-end design, development, and manufacturing firm that transforms intellectual property into fully submitted and approved commercial medical devices. • The nine key areas of a medical device are human factors, cyber security, test systems, electrical, firmware, mobile, Cloud, mechanical, systems engineering. • Ask ‘why’ before ‘what’ when it comes to Velentium. Cash is necessary in a business, but it’s not the reason ‘why,’ which is to change lives for a better world. • Project V: Ventec could build more ventilators, if more resources and help were available. Velentium and GM answered the call for action. Right thing to do! • Pieces, Parts, and Production: Ventec’s 5-in-1 ventilator, oxygen concentrator, cough assist, suction, and nebulizer (VOCSN) device was scaled to a simple ventilator line called, V+Pro. • Politics, Businesses, and Pace: What’s more important and necessary? Dan describes obstacles and how Project V device developers overcame them. From a quality perspective, ventilators must help, not hurt people. • Human Moments: Ask for help and take business, physical, interpersonal, and emotional risks by reaching out during isolation. You won’t regret it.
Are you discouraged by all of the negative news and sad stories about COVID-19? Let's shift the focus to a story centered on positivity and innovation that will reignite hope for a better, safer road ahead. In this episode of the Global Medical Device Podcast, Jon Speer talks to Dan Purvis, CEO and co-founder of Velentium. Dan shares some much needed positivity through the uplifting stories and experiences of Project V, a collaborative venture backed by Velentium, Ventec Life Systems, and General Motors (GM). Project V is making a lasting difference by mass producing ventilators comprised of five separate devices to save lives and meet worldwide demand in response to COVID-19. Some of the highlights of the show include: • One-Stop Shop: Velentium is an end-to-end design, development, and manufacturing firm that transforms intellectual property into fully submitted and approved commercial medical devices. • The nine key areas of a medical device are human factors, cyber security, test systems, electrical, firmware, mobile, Cloud, mechanical, systems engineering. • Ask ‘why’ before ‘what’ when it comes to Velentium. Cash is necessary in a business, but it’s not the reason ‘why,’ which is to change lives for a better world. • Project V: Ventec could build more ventilators, if more resources and help were available. Velentium and GM answered the call for action. Right thing to do! • Pieces, Parts, and Production: Ventec’s 5-in-1 ventilator, oxygen concentrator, cough assist, suction, and nebulizer (VOCSN) device was scaled to a simple ventilator line called, V+Pro. • Politics, Businesses, and Pace: What’s more important and necessary? Dan describes obstacles and how Project V device developers overcame them. From a quality perspective, ventilators must help, not hurt people. • Human Moments: Ask for help and take business, physical, interpersonal, and emotional risks by reaching out during isolation. You won’t regret it.

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