HOUSTON — Velentium, LLC, announced today that for the past four (4) weeks, the Houston-based medical device engineering firm has been working collaboratively with Ventec Life Systems and General Motors, Co. to manufacture ventilators in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The companies worked together, leveraging Ventec's leading product, VOCSN, a device that seamlessly integrates five separate devices, including a ventilator, oxygen concentrator, cough assist, suction, and a nebulizer into one unified respiratory system.
Velentium has a long-standing relationship with Ventec. When called upon to scale the Ventec production test capability to a whole new level in Kokomo, the company added over 60 staff and made it happen.
"In a time when there is so much fear and uncertainty, it is a privilege to be able to have our firm roll up its sleeves and make a difference," said Dan Purvis, Velentium's CEO. "We have always existed to change lives for a better world, but never has it been so tangible as it is right now." Within the past four (4) weeks, Velentium has provided over one hundred (100) test systems to ensure that the ventilators are compliant and safe, with additional test systems coming soon.
Numerous staff have produced at sacrificial levels through this process. One of them is Alberto Lin. Alberto has headed up the installation of 2 different subcomponent test stands for the ventilator. He was at the Kokomo plant until recently and continues to support the systems from Texas to this day. He is genuinely one of the #VentilatorHeroes.
Velentium is a design, development, and manufacturing firm that focuses on applications that change lives for a better world. With offices in Houston and Denver, the firm has clients worldwide and applications in a variety of neurostimulators, ventilators, pain stimulators, and deep brain stimulation.