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The Mission of Public Invention is to “Invent in the public, for the public.

Impact of VentMon in India, from Taurus Medical Corporation

Since its inception, we have known that VentMon has the capacity to save lives. We are excited to report that we’ve received tangible proof of this from Ajit Lahori and his team from Taurus Medical Corporation in India. After sending Ajit Lahori a VentMon, Public Invention received this testimonial highlighting how VentMon is making an …

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Catch Robert Read on the Fashionably Late Podcast!

This past week, Public Invention President Robert L. Read was featured on the Fashionably Late podcast. In it, Rob talks about his journey from computer programmer to Presidental Innovation Fellow to founder and president of Public Invention. He discusses feeling unfulfilled in his corporate job and how his passions led him to Public Invention, and …

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A New Kind of FDA Clearance: Design Clearance

A New Kind of FDA Approval: Design Clearance —Robert L. Read 50-Word Summary By creating a new process for clearing tested device designs independently from manufacturing plans as a prelude to full approval to market a medical device, the FDA can allow medical devices to come to market more safely and spur cooperative innovation. 50-Word …

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Summary of PubInvCon 2021: Work to Be Done

On January 9, 2021, Public Invention hosted our virtual “year in review” conference titled PubInvCon 2021: Work To Be Done. The conference was a coming together of dedicated inventors, volunteers, scientists, students, and more interested in humanitarian inventing “in the public, for the public.” We discussed our successes of 2020 and outlined the hard work …

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The Humanitarian Engineering Response to the Pandemic: The New Year’s Mid-game

By Ben Coombs “As to diseases, make a habit of two things – to help, or at least to do no harm.” written by Hippocrates in Epidemics.
 A Diagram of Major Humanitarian Engineering Efforts (Link allows zooming)   Early in 2020 the alarm bells rang out. All across the world people tuned into news about …

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Fraunhofer Institute & Public Invention

Recently, Public Invention President Robert L. Read and other volunteers assisted a project with students from Fraunhofer Institute. The Institute released a press release summarized here: In April, COVID-19 began straining healthcare systems as we saw supply-chain breakdowns leading to ventilator shortages. To help mitigate this, individuals, communities, companies, and research institutions began to design …

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