Entries by Erica Mitchell

WZZM 13: Autocam Medical to Manufacture University of Michigan and Makemedical Device Allowing Multiple Patients to Use Same Ventilator with Individual Pressure

When experts predicted a surge in COVID-19 cases and possible ICU equipment shortages, University of Michigan healthcare workers started making a controlled way to expand ventilator capacity. Now, U-M and Michigan Medicine researchers invented an individualized vent-splitter that may allow multiple patients to receive customized pressures while sharing a ventilator. U-M has filed for patent […]

CLICK ON DETROIT: Autocam Medical to Manufacture Ventilator Device to Support Multiple COVID-19 Victims on a Single Ventilator with Individual Pressure

University of Michigan and Michigan Medicine researchers have invented a device to help multiple COVID-19 patients receive personalized gas pressures and pressure monitoring from a single ventilator. Using 3D printing, researchers created an affordable and mobile vent splitter, a device that allows different patients to use one ventilator. The team of researchers made the VentMI […]

NEWS-MEDICAL: University of Michigan and Makemedical Ventilator Splitter with Individual Pressure Capability to be Manufactured by Autocam Medical

As the pandemic swept across the nation in March, so did urgent questions about the virus’ potential strain on the healthcare system. Among top concerns: whether the nation’s hospitals had enough ventilators to provide breathing support to critically ill patients with the disease COVID-19, which mainly attacks the lungs. As experts predicted a surge in […]

LAB LOG U-M: COVID-19 Ventilator Invention Developed by University of Michigan and Makemedical to Be Produced by Autocam Medical

As the pandemic swept across the nation in March, so did urgent questions about the virus’ potential strain on the healthcare system. Among top concerns: whether the nation’s hospitals had enough ventilators to provide breathing support to critically ill patients with the disease COVID-19, which mainly attacks the lungs. As experts predicted a surge in […]

WOODTV: Autocam Medical: Keeping Workers Safe

As the debate continues about the health risks and economic benefits of getting Michigan to work, the owner of a West Michigan company that has remained open says industry can go forward if safeguards are enforced. Kentwood-based Autocam Medical, which makes precision-machined surgical drill bits, drivers, screws, plates, cutting tools and other complex medical device […]

THE DETROIT NEWS: How to do business, and stay safe

John Kennedy operates three manufacturing plants, including one in West Michigan, that have remained opened throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to produce essential medical devices. Of 500 employees, only one, in Plymouth, Mass., has come down with the virus, and has recovered. It’s not by chance. Kennedy’s Autocam Medical has instituted rigorous precautions to protect worker […]

BONEZONE: Autocam Medical’s John Kennedy, IV Honored for Contributions in Manufacturing

John Kennedy, IV, General Manager of Autocam Medical, was named the Grand Rapids Business Journal’s Newsmaker of the Year in the Manufacturing category. Among the three finalists for the honor was Kevin Lobo Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stryker. Mr. Kennedy has been a driving force behind Autocam Medical’s participation in the Advanced Manufacturing […]