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Webinar: VITAL Signs - Offering Hope, Life, and Breath in a Pandemic

Thursday, August 27, 2020
5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Meet the JPL professionals who went from searching for signs of life on Mars to saving lives on Earth. In just 37 days, they designed a ventilator for COVID-19 patients who were quickly lacking access to this life-saving device. In this exclusive panel discussion, learn more about VITAL (short for Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible Locally). Then, discover how a group of innovators and space dreamers overcame telecommuting challenges, lack of medical engineering expertise, and FDA approval to license VITAL to companies around the world.

Sarah Hovsepian, JPL project manager, will moderate the discussion with Leon Alkalai, JPL Fellow, and Roger Gibbs, JPL Deputy Director of the Engineering and Science Directorate. The Caltech Associates is pleased to offer this presentation in partnership with the Caltech Management Association, an organization that brings together employees from Caltech and JPL.

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With a proud history of support dating back to 1926, the Caltech Associates is a vibrant organization of more than 2,000 members who are investors in discovery. Membership helps advance Caltech's ambitious projects, including new treatments for disease, insights into nature, and technologies that could change the way people live their lives.

For more information, please contact Jessica Lee by email at jessical@caltech.edu.