Updated Feb 18, 2021

Convergence Medical

The VALENCE InVent Xtend™ is a unique medical device for extending ventilator supply during COVID-19 ventilator shortages. It is unique in being able to safely adapt a single ventilator to deliver customizable ventilation to multiple patients.

Treatment
  

Stage 4: Transition to Scale

The device is currently undergoing medical device licensing. The device is ready for low-scale manufacturing and we are in the process of exploring options for larger scale manufacturing.
Registered in Canada as For-Profitin Canada as For-Profit

Focus Areas:

Medical Devices, Technology and Humanitarian Assistance

Medical Devices, Technology and Humanitarian AssistanceSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Canada

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Key Partner
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Country Implemented In
$80,000
Funds Raised to Date

Problem

As cases of COVID19 respiratory failure increase, ventilator capacity has been overwhelmed. Since ventilators are expensive, difficult to transport, and slow to manufacture, it has been difficult for health authorities to keep up with the ventilator shortage in many regions. While ventilator splitting has been described, it has inherent risks in the setting of rapidly changing respiratory inflammation and compliance.

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Solution

The VALENCE InVent Xtend is a low cost device to address crisis ventilator shortages. The device enables a single ventilator to ventilate 2, 3, or 4 patients while retaining the most essential ventilator alarms and ensuring the safety of cohorted patients. This innovative product is highly cost-effective being over 1000-times less expensive than a typical ventilator. This ensures the accessibility of lifesaving ventilators even in low-income regions of the world.

Funding Goal250,000

Milestone

Dec 2020
New Country Implemented In
Canada
Jun 2020
Funds RaisedPENDING
TITLEA low-cost, effective Differential Multi-Ventilation system
TYPEGrant
FOCUS AREAS
Medical Devices
May 2020
Key Partnership
Implementation
ORGANIZATIONExergy Solutions