Rice University and Canadian global health design firm Metric Technologies have developed an automated bag valve mask ventilation unit that can be built for less than $300 worth of parts and help patients in treatment for COVID-19.
Design Available for Emergency Ventilator
The plans for Rice University’s ApolloBVM, an open-source emergency ventilator design that could help patients in treatment for COVID-19, are now online and freely available to everyone in the world.
Vaccine and Therapeutic Development
The Department of Bioengineering has organized a BIOE+COVID-19 working group, co-chaired by assistant professor Jerzy Szablowski and Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Malcolm Gillis University Professor and director of the Rice 360 Institute for Global Health. More information on vaccine and therapeutic development research can be found at the Bioengineering COVID-19 Response site.