For Immediate Release
April 30, 2020
Vancouver, BC – From globally leading manufacturers to rapidly repurposed parts suppliers, over 450 Canadian companies have formally joined the Pantheon Emergency Ventilator™ project in the race to develop an emergency ventilator to meet world demand in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Originally begun by a group of Canadian medical professionals, mechanical engineers, software engineers and entrepreneurs who joined together with the goal of finding a solution to the critical shortage of ventilators globally, the group has grown to a national organization with partners in each region of the country.
“We are now 42 days into this project and our partners now include some of the most respected corporations in their field, not only in Canada but around the world,” says Ocalink founder and CEO Corbin Lowe. “Today we are proudly a national medical technology company with extraordinary partnerships that have the expertise and technical ability to scale up to serve demand not only here in Canada but around the world.”
Leading organizations which make up the over 450 corporations now collaborating together on the project include:
- Viking Air
- Kinova Robotics
- University of Calgary
- E2IP Technology
- Spartan Controls
- Waterville TG
- Schneider Electric
Some of the great support also came from the universities and them reaching out to their alumni’s to encourage them to join the initiative. L’École de Technologie Supérieure and l’Université de Sherbrooke are amongst those institutions helping out Ocalink to reach out to the industrial community.
The Pantheon Emergency Ventilator™ initially began March 19th, 2020 by two dozen individuals, to spearhead development of a new emergency ventilator design, for one common purpose; to do everything they can to save lives in the midst of the growing COVID-19 health crisis.
While most people who get COVID-19 may only face mild symptoms, the sickest may end up in intensive care units where ventilators can be critical to their survival and recovery.
In the face of the COVID-19 epidemic there exists a worldwide shortage of ventilators estimated at 880,000 units required to meet global need.
For more information about the company formed to pioneer the Ventilator Project visit: www.ocalink.com.