Entries by Erica Mitchell

MSN: Autocam Medical Manufactures Device From U-M Allowing Multiple Patients to Breathe on One Ventilator

In March, as the coronavirus pandemic swept through China and began hitting Europe, before stay-at-home orders and worst-case global coronavirus deaths were predicted into the hundreds of thousands of people, medical professionals began to worry about whether there were enough ventilators for all the patients who would need them. A team of U-M doctors specializing […]

DETROIT FREE PRESS: Autocam Medical Partners with the University of Michigan and MakeMedical LLC to Produce New Ventilator Device

In March, as the coronavirus pandemic swept through China and began hitting Europe, before stay-at-home orders and worst-case global coronavirus deaths were predicted into the hundreds of thousands of people, medical professionals began to worry about whether there were enough ventilators for all the patients who would need them. A team of U-M doctors specializing […]

WZZM13: Autocam Medical Looking to Hire Skilled Tradespeople

Time to finish up our series on who’s hiring in West Michigan during the pandemic. Today’s company is a medical parts manufacturer in Kentwood. They were a growing company to begin with, and they’re looking to grow more. Autocam Medical Devices does exactly what their name implies. “Manufacturing for really a variety of different applications. […]

Autocam Medical Supplies Critical Components, Focuses on Employee Safety

Autocam Medical, a global contract manufacturer of precision surgical and medical components and devices, has stayed open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic while remaining completely committed to the safety of their employees. Deemed an essential business because of the trauma-related medical devices they produce and the support they are offering customers involved in the production and […]

THE DETROIT NEWS: Autocam Medical Works with the University of Michigan and Other Prominent Partners to Produce New Ventilator Device

A team from the University of Michigan has invented a device that allows multiple patients to safely use the same ventilator and has quickly made it available across the country with help from former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. The device, called the VentMI, is a splitter that protects patients from cross-contamination while sharing a ventilator, […]

MLIVE: Autocam Medical to Manufacture University of Michigan Ventilator Device

University of Michigan and Michigan Medicine researchers have invented a device that allows multiple patients to share a single ventilator, increasing the capacity to treat critically ill COVID-19 patients. The VentMI splits oxygen output from a single ventilator to two patients, taking some pressure off hospitals to acquire additional ventilators during a time when healthcare […]

U-M LAB LOG: Personalized Device Could Support Multiple COVID-19 Patients From Single Ventilator

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 […]

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 […]