Written by Carrigan Miller.
The FDA has approved the production and use of the Coventor, a jerry-rigged ventilator designed at the University of Minnesota to address ventilator shortages due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The university collaborated with a number of companies on The Coventor, including Marlboro-based medical device giant Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX), which was a design partner on the project and will manufacture the device.
Minnesota-based companies like electronics distributor Digi-Key Electronics, med-tech firm MGC Diagnostics Corp. and prototyping company Proto Labs Inc. (NYSE: PRLB) also gave funding and materials, while Medtronic provided input during the design process.
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