Boston Scientific Corp. will produce 3,000 medical ventilators for around $1,000 apiece with more to come if needed, according to the Boston Globe and other news sources. Traditional medical ventilators cost $25,000 to $50,000.
Headquartered in Marlborough, Mass., Boston Scientific has 12 manufacturing plants worldwide. Its Valencia location is one of five in the mainland United States.
Announcement of the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization as part of the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic was announced Wednesday by the University of Minnesota, which conceived and developed the low-cost “Coventor” with partners. It licensed the device to Boston Scientific, one of the design partners, at no charge.
“Our hope is that the Coventor will be useful in those clinical settings where traditional ventilators are not available,” Stephen Richardson, a cardiac anesthesiology fellow on the development team, said in a university publication. Describing the Coventor as “a low-cost backup alternative for physicians to use,” Richardson said: “This allows patients who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to survive, to survive.”
“We’re targeting a price point below $1K,” Boston Scientific’s Kate Haranis told the Boston Globe, which described the device as “a compact one-armed robot. It features a commercially available inflating plastic bag that is repeatedly squeezed with a cylinder to drive oxygen through a tube into a patient’s lungs.”
The company has not announced which manufacturing facilities will be involved.
Due to L.A. County Department of Public Health restrictions and the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, the city of Santa Clarita "regretfully" is announcing the cancellation of the 2022 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, reported Santa Clarita PIO Carrie Lujan in a statement released to the press.
The Santa Clarita Community College District’s Independent Citizens Bond Oversight Committee voted to accept the results of an independent audit confirming the district properly accounted for all bond expenditures in the 2020-21 fiscal year.
A 7,383 square foot freestanding office building located at 28015 Smyth Drive in Valencia recently sold for $2,675,000.00 announced Executive Vice President Randy Cude and Vice President Matt Sreden of Spectrum Commercial Real Estate, Inc.
The William S. Hart Union High School District's Governing Board will hold its regular meeting Wednesday, Jan. 19, beginning with a closed session at 5:45 p.m., followed immediately by open session at 7:00 p.m.
Whether you’ve just finished an ice skating lesson, are watching a youth hockey game or want to take a break during a public session, The Grille at The Cube is the perfect place to unwind with a delicious meal or snack.
LOS ANGELES (CN) — A lawsuit by two environmental groups to stop the enormous and controversial Tejon Ranch Centennial Project can continue, a Los Angeles County judge ruled Friday, despite a recent settlement in a related case.
College of the Canyons returned to the court for the first time in three weeks on Wednesday, suffering an 81-73 road loss at the hands of Glendale College in a contest that officially started Western State Conference (WSC), South Division play for the Cougars Men's Basketball team.
The No. 6 College of the Canyons Cougars women's basketball team dropped a 65-61 road game to L.A. Valley College on Wednesday, as the team could only muster five points in the fourth quarter to lose its Western State Conference, South Division opener.