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Turning kitchen mixers into ventilators

Orange County Business Journal, April 27, 2020

April 27, 2020

Turning kitchen mixers into ventilators

Irvine-based Aria Group … and a group including two doctors from University of California, Irvine have come up with a plan to turn household mixers into emergency ventilators during the coronavirus pandemic. … The call to action was put out by the Bridge Ventilator Consortium whose founders include Dr. Govind Rajan, an anesthesiologist and intensive care specialist at UCI, and UCI surgeon Dr. Brian Wong. Meanwhile, Ranjan and UCI colleagues are working to validate the design with mannequin testing and secure necessary approvals from the FDA to deploy the solution in U.S. hospitals.