Entries by Erica Mitchell

ODT: Autocam Medical: Adapting to the Dynamic Orthopedic and Spinal Implant Industries

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to cripple every industry, and the orthopedic implant market is especially affected. With the exception of traumatic injuries, orthopedic surgeries are elective. The U.S. Surgeon General and many medical specialties such as the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Anesthesiologists recommended interim cancellation of elective surgical procedures for […]

TODAY’S MEDICAL DEVELOPMENTS: University of Michigan, Autocam Medical, Make Medical collaborate amid COVID-19

Researchers at the University of Michigan, collaborating with Autocam Medical, have tackled the COVID-19 crisis of potential ventilator shortages globally and developed VentMI in remarkable time – from prototype to available for use in under a month. This new ventilator splitter overcomes a previously critical limitation for shared use of these devices. Previous splitters could […]

NED: Autocam Medical partners with the University of Michigan to tackle ventilator shortages

Researchers at the University of Michigan, collaborating with Autocam Medical, have tackled the COVID-19 crisis of potential ventilator shortages globally and developed VentMI in remarkable time—from prototype to available for use in under a month. This new ventilator splitter overcomes a previously critical limitation for the shared use of these devices. Previous splitters could deliver […]

TODAY’S MOTOR VEHICLES: Autocam Medical, University of Michigan, Make Medical Collaborate to Produce Ventilator Device Amid COVID-19

Researchers at the University of Michigan, collaborating with Autocam Medical, have tackled the COVID-19 crisis of potential ventilator shortages globally and developed VentMI in remarkable time – from prototype to available for use in under a month. This new ventilator splitter overcomes a previously critical limitation for shared use of these devices. Previous splitters could […]

AEROSPACE MANUFACTURING & DESIGN: Autocam Medical Provides Quick-Turn Manufacturing for Breakthrough Ventilator Splitter

Researchers at the University of Michigan, collaborating with Autocam Medical, have tackled the COVID-19 crisis of potential ventilator shortages globally and developed VentMI in remarkable time – from prototype to available for use in under a month. This new ventilator splitter overcomes a previously critical limitation for shared use of these devices. Previous splitters could […]

GRBJ: Partners create problem-solving ventilator splitter

Kentwood-based Autocam Medical partnered with researchers at the University of Michigan and a 3D printing company to develop a device that allows ventilators to safely treat two patients at once. The partners tackled the global shortage of ventilators by developing VentMI from prototype to market in under a month. The device is a new ventilator […]

SME: Autocam Medical Works With University of Michigan to Bring Ventilator Splitter to Market in Record Time

Dr. Kyle VanKoevering of MakeMedical, LLC, approached Autocam Medical with a drawing of a “splitter” device that could enable one ventilator to assist two patients at the same time. Dr. VanKoevering is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan Medical School. He has broad experience in the application of 3D Printing for diagnostic […]

MPO: Autocam Medical, University of Michigan Tackle COVID-19 with Ventilator Splitter

Researchers at the University of Michigan, collaborating with Autocam Medical, have tackled the COVID-19 crisis of potential ventilator shortages globally and developed VentMI in remarkable time—from prototype to available for use in under a month. This new ventilator splitter overcomes a previously critical limitation for shared use of these devices. Previous splitters could deliver only […]

BONEZONE: COVID-19 Amplifies Forecasting Challenges for OEMs and Suppliers

COVID-19 has magnified the challenges that OEMs and suppliers face in establishing manufacturing forecasts. Globally, manufacturers are responding to postponed procedures and even some facility closures. The pandemic dynamics are likely to create uncertainty for the orthopedic supply chain for the next 12 to 18 months. We hosted a virtual roundtable to gain insight from […]

MAKE PARTS FAST: Autocam Medical Brings University of Michigan Ventilator Splitter from Conception to Development in Less than a Month

Researchers at the University of Michigan, collaborating with Autocam Medical, have tackled the COVID-19 crisis of potential ventilator shortages globally and developed VentMI in remarkable time—from prototype to available for use in under a month. This new ventilator splitter overcomes a previously critical limitation for shared use of these devices. Previous splitters could deliver only […]