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MIT Breakthrough Promises Thousands of Life-Saving Ventilators

Medical supplies are displayed before a news conference with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at the Jacob Javits Center on Monday. (John Minchillo/AP)

By    |   Monday, 23 March 2020 04:27 PM

Scientists are developing a low-cost, bedside ventilator that could revolutionize emergency medical care while easing the dramatic shortage of hi-tech ventilators in hospitals being flooded with coronavirus victims.

The device, known as the MIT E-Vent, operates on the principles of the Ambu-bag, the simple manual resuscitator hospitals keep next to most beds for emergencies.

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A low-cost, bedside ventilator could revolutionize emergency medical care while easing the dramatic shortage of hi-tech ventilators in hospitals being flooded with coronavirus victims, according to scientists.
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