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Rapid Response Ventilator

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Global ventilator demand has dramatically surged due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and traditional engineering and manufacturing approaches are incapable of meeting this need. That’s the genesis behind the Stanford/CZ Biohub Ventilator Initiative.

In partnership with CZ Biohub, a multidisciplinary team of physicians, respiratory therapists, academics, and industry professionals are working together at unprecedented speed to develop a simple, low-cost, single-use ventilator that can be quickly manufactured in high quantities to meet current and future needs. To achieve this humanitarian goal, the team has rapidly gone from concept to final design and is currently identifying contract manufacturers, and pursuing regulatory approval for emergency use.

It takes everyone coming together to make something like this happen. We welcome individuals and businesses with component and manufacturing capabilities that can help the team meet their rapid development goals to contact us at

Thank you—and stay safe and healthy!