We hope you are staying safe. We have some important news to report about Tekcapital portfolio company Belluscura. They have just filed a new patent covering a modular portable oxygen enrichment system, which may help those suffering from COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder) and ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome). This new ventilator technology is a new development in addition to Belluscura’s portable oxygen concentrator, X-PLOR. Read the report of the new patent filing on Proactive Investors.
Indeed, these two technologies could not come at a more critical time, as COVID-19 puts incredible strain on patients and health systems around the world. A new study on a small sample of recovered COVID-19 patients found that a segment of them had 20-30% reduced lung capacity as a result of the virus. With the global prevalence of COVID-19, the number of people who require oxygen concentration or ventilation is likely to rise. Read more about this new study out of Hong Kong on Business Insider.
Please visit the CDC website for up to date information on the Coronavirus and how to protect yourself and your family.