JUNE 24, 2022 (Caguas, Puerto Rico) – A group of students and professors from North Carolina State University (NCSU) and the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus (UPRM) visited the Ultimate Solutions facilities to learn more about the development of the ventilator for emergency use and that it was developed by Puerto Rican hands.
The visit was part of NCSU’s Study Abroad for Engineering and Social Science summer program. It works with the collaboration of the UPRM and allows NCSU students to come to the Island to take courses focused on Engineering.
“We wanted to bring them (the students) to Ultimate Solutions so that they could learn about an entirely Puerto Rican company of which we are very proud. We saw the process of automation and serialization of products; we especially saw the A3B Vent., since some students take courses related to the development of medical devices”, said Lourdes Medina, Automation professor at UPRM.
The Automated Actuator Active Bag Ventilator (A3B Vent.) was developed and produced by a multisector industrial and medical group from Puerto Rico at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.
At the end of its development, Ultimate Solutions took a leading role when it worked on its improvements in order to obtain an emergency approval from the Food and Drug Administration of the United States Government (FDA), which did not occur. However, currently the A3B Vent. serves as a study tool for dozens of university students interested in the field of engineering and medical devices.