The OstreaVent is a Philippine ventilator that was developed through a collaboration between Dr. Enrique M. Ostrea, Jr., and a team of mechanical and electrical engineers from the University of the Philippines and the Department of Science and Technology, Philippines. The OstreaVent is a pressure limited, time cycled ventilator which has undergone extensive animal and clinical studies to prove its efficacy and safety as a ventilator. (Acta Medica Philippina 2010;44:4-9). When compared to a standard, commercial Sechrist ventilator, the OstreaVent has been shown to be as effective and safe ventilator. The OstreaVent features a graphic display of the respiratory cycles and touch screen controls for ventilator rate, pressure limits for peak inspiratory pressure and positive end expiratory pressure, alarms for high and low pressures, inspiratory time and I:E ratio. The OstreaVent is protected by a patent granted by the Philippine Government Patent Office in 2012. (Application No. 2-2010-000173). The patent has been donated to and is owned by the Breath of Life Foundation.
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