Developing the OstreaVent II for Adults

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A nonprofit fundraiser supporting

Breath of Life Foundation, Inc.
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Requests have been made to research and develop a low-cost ventilator for adults: The OstreaVent II


raised by 43 people

$25,000 goal

OstreaVent II Update!

Update posted 4 years ago

May 11, 2020 - Good news! For an update. I am happy to inform everyone, especially those who have generously given their time, financial support and prayers, that we are at the final stage (4th week) of Phase 1, which is the modification of the OstreaVent for adults ((OstreaVent II) and its clinical test on adult patients for efficacy and safety. The photo below shows the functional, state of the arts features of OstreaVent II. The next Phase will be the manufacture of the ventilator which will be a large scale production that will need your support, together with the Breath of Life Foundation, the UP College of Medicine, PGH and the Department of Science and Technology of the Philippines. Please continue to persevere, support and pray so that we can bring our mission to completion. Thanks to all.


April 2020 –  About 2 weeks ago, Dr. Charlotte Chiong, Dean of the UP College of Medicine called me up to inform me of the impending crisis in the Philippines due to COVID-19, the lack of medical supplies and equipment, particularly, ventilators. She asked if the OstreaVent ventilator could be used for adult patients. I told her that the OstreaVent was intended only for sick newborn infants and children up to 5 years of age. However, sensing the urgency of her voice and the situation, I informed her that we will work on modifying the OstreaVent so that it could also be used for adults. I therefore immediately convened a core team of medical and engineering experts for the task and we have been working feverishly on the project while racing with time. The project needs work and funds to reach its goal (prototype) and beyond (production). You could help us through your prayers and financial support. The need is great! Please help us help!

                                                        Enrique M. Ostrea, Jr., M.D

All donated funds are deposited into the bank account of the Breath of Life Foundation in the United States and is tax deductible since the Foundation has a 501(c)(3) status. The Breath of LIfe Foundation is a non-stock and non-profit organization and its Board members offer their services pro-bono and are non-compensated. 

Research & Development of the Modified OstreaVent Components

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