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May 12th, 2020

NASA Builds Ventilator Prototype for Coronavirus Patients

A new high-pressure ventilator developed by NASA engineers and tailored to treat coronavirus (COVID-19) patients has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use under the FDA’s March 24 ventilator Emergency Use Authorization.

Called VITAL (Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible Locally), the device was developed by engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Southern California to free up the nation's limited supply of traditional ventilators so they may be used on patients with the most severe COVID-19 symptoms.