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Are you discouraged by all of the negative news and sad stories about COVID-19? Let's shift the focus to a story centered on positivity and innovation that will reignite hope for a better, safer road ahead.

In this episode of the Global Medical Device Podcast, Jon Speer talks to Dan Purvis, CEO and co-founder of Velentium. Dan shares some much needed positivity through the uplifting stories and experiences of Project V, a collaborative venture backed by Velentium, Ventec Life Systems, and General Motors (GM).

Project V is making a lasting difference by mass producing ventilators comprised of five separate devices to save lives and meet worldwide demand in response to COVID-19.

 

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Some highlights of this episode include:

  • One-Stop Shop: Velentium is an end-to-end design, development, and manufacturing firm that transforms intellectual property into fully submitted and approved commercial medical devices.
  • The nine key areas of a medical device are human factors, cyber security, test systems, electrical, firmware, mobile, Cloud, mechanical, systems engineering.
  • Ask ‘why’ before ‘what’ when it comes to Velentium. Cash is necessary in a business, but it’s not the reason ‘why,’ which is to change lives for a better world.
  • Project V: Ventec could build more ventilators, if more resources and help were available. Velentium and GM answered the call for action. Right thing to do!
  • Pieces, Parts, and Production: Ventec’s 5-in-1 ventilator, oxygen concentrator, cough assist, suction, and nebulizer (VOCSN) device was scaled to a simple ventilator line called, V+Pro.
  • Politics, Businesses, and Pace: What’s more important and necessary? Dan describes obstacles and how Project V device developers overcame them. From a quality perspective, ventilators must help, not hurt people.
  • Human Moments: Ask for help and take business, physical, interpersonal, and emotional risks by reaching out during isolation. You won’t regret it.

 

Links:

Dan Purvis

Velentium

Ventec Life Systems

VOCSN V+Pro

General Motors

General Motors Helping Ventilator Maker Boost Production During Coronavirus Crisis

Stop the Spread

FDA - Medical Devices

Virtual Summit Replay: Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Scaling Up Operations When It Matters Most

MedTech True Quality Stories Podcast

Greenlight Guru YouTube Channel

Greenlight Guru

 

Memorable Quotes by Dan Purvis:

“We started Velentium around a culture that started at the core around a passion to change lives for a better world.”

“Why Velentium? It can’t be about cash. Cash is absolutely necessary in a business, but it’s not the ‘why’.”

“Stick to your values because your culture matters. As a device developer, we’re in this business because we care.”

“From a quality perspective, there is leeway. But leeway is different than just sound engineering.”


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