UMB-Born Breethe Technology Receives FDA Clearance
FDA-cleared health technology born in Greater Baltimore! Dr. Bartley Griffith, a University of Maryland School of Medicine Official Page surgeon and professor, developed the technology for the “Breethe” system that received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance in late October. Acquired earlier this year by medical device company Abiomed, the Baltimore County-based Breethe development team moves next to introduce the product in U.S. hospitals and indicates that it may help COVID-19 patients, according toTechnical.ly. The “Abiomed Breethe OXY-1 System” is designed to assist patients with breathing when their lungs aren’t functioning properly.