GOLETA, CA – June 4, 2020 – BIOPAC Systems announced an agreement with Ford Motor Company to provide critical equipment and software automation for the validation and testing of 50,000 ventilators, which Ford is producing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
BIOPAC Systems is a highly regarded life sciences company based in Goleta, California that provides scientific equipment to thousands of researchers in top universities around the world. Their Ventilator Validation System and automated software will allow Ford to validate the pressure, volume, and oxygen levels of each ventilator they produce.
“The BIOPAC team is honored to play a role in fighting this pandemic and we are thrilled to be working with the dedicated engineers at Ford,” said BIOPAC CEO, Frazer Findlay. “We have been a leader in the production of respiratory products for over 30 years. We’re using this expertise to help COVID-19 patients by supporting Ford as they ramp up ventilator manufacturing.”
Ford announced in late March that, in collaboration with GE Healthcare, it will begin the production of thousands of ventilators. Ford will employ its manufacturing strength to quickly increase ventilator production, while GE Healthcare provides guidance with their clinical expertise.
About the Ventilator Validation System
The Ventilator Ventilation System can be used in ventilator prototyping, large-scale production testing for new ventilator manufacturing, and field testing for existing ventilators. Critical pressure and airflow measurements are tracked through the system. Test automation and workflow management is available through scripting. Technician instructions, procedures and prompts ensure the correct procedure is performed and an pass/fail audit trail is documented.
About BIOPAC Systems
BIOPAC was founded in 1985 and is recognized around the world as a premier choice for life science hardware and software. Worldwide, 99% of the top 100 universities plus Global Fortune 500 companies rely on BIOPAC for their life science research and teaching system needs. BIOPAC makes high-quality scientific tools for physiology measurement and interpretation. BIOPAC solutions range from educational solutions to cutting-edge devices for use in laboratory, real world, and virtual reality research environments. For more information on BIOPAC products, visit www.biopac.com.
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