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NASA develops high-pressure ventilator to fight COVID-19

News | 14/08/2020 04:26 PM | Click to read full article

VITAL is designed to treat patients with milder symptoms, thereby keeping the country's limited supply of traditional ventilators available for patients with more severe COVID-19 symptoms.

NASA is now seeking FDA approval for the device via an emergency use authorization, a fast-track approval process developed for crisis situations. VITAL can be built faster and maintained more easily than a traditional ventilator, and is composed of far fewer parts.