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ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views

Mechanical Ventilation Innovation Challenge

Published August 20, 2015 10:22 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine

Edison Nation Medical and the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) have announced a worldwide search to uncover innovations for improving the process, outcomes and comfort for patients requiring intubation and mechanical ventilation. The innovation search is open now through Oct. 31. Additional information can be found at

Edison Nation Medical is a healthcare innovation marketplace open innovation platform where anyone—physicians, nurses, entrepreneurs, even patients or caregivers—can submit a medical invention idea for full evaluation and potential commercialization. For more information, visit

Innovation submissions will be reviewed through Edison Nation Medical's 8-step evaluation and the best ideas will be presented to medical device manufacturers for potential commercialization. Inventors receive an advance of $2,500, 50% of licensing royalties or revenues and will be listed on the patent.

"Mechanical ventilation is a critical intervention for the most seriously ill patients and we know there are great ideas out there on how to improve the mode of delivery, safety, outcomes and comfort for patients," said Robert Grajewski, president of Edison Nation Medical. "AARC advocates on behalf of patients as well as respiratory care therapists and they're committed to uncovering innovations that improve patient outcomes."

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For more information about the Mechanical Ventilation innovation search or to submit an idea, please go to  Submissions require a minimal investment of $25 for AARC members. This search closes on Oct. 31. To learn more about Edison Nation Medical, visit

"The AARC is committed to supporting respiratory therapists by providing them with unique opportunities to share their creative and innovative ideas for consideration to be patented,” AARC's Executive Director Thomas Kallstrom MBA, RRT FAARC shared. “Many respiratory therapists work extensively with mechanical ventilation and face daily challenges in its administration to patients – making it vital to explore their ideas that might improve processes, technology and overall patient care. We want to encourage our members to submit their ideas to Edison Nation Medical for evaluation, and utilize their membership benefits while contributing to the medical profession."

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