CorVent Medical, a private medtech company focused on developing ventilators for critical care, has been awarded a group purchasing agreement with Premier Inc., a national group purchasing organization alliance with approximately 4,400 U.S. hospitals.

Effective October 1, the agreement provides Premier hospital members access to special, pre-negotiated pricing and terms for CorVent’s RESPOND Ventilator, as part of an expedited sourcing agreement for ventilators. Under this agreement, the company has ventilators that are ready to ship for immediate use.

“The Premier network includes many of the top hospitals in the nation, and we are thrilled to provide its members access to the RESPOND Ventilator,” says Richard S. Walsh, CEO of CorVent Medical. “Over the last few years hospital respiratory needs have shifted to require more streamlined, flexible systems that have a lower cost of ownership. The RESPOND Ventilator meets that need with ICU-quality respiratory support in a reliable, easy-to-use system that does not require service and maintenance plans.”

According to the company, the RESPOND Ventilator expands critical-care ventilation capacity to meet day-to-day demands and overflow ventilation needs. The system includes mandatory, assist, and spontaneous ventilation modes, as well as built-in safeguards.

Compatible with all low-flow oxygen sources, the system enables staff training, is ready to ventilate in under 10 minutes, and filters out 99.9% of viral pathogens to protect both patients and staff. Built in the United States, the design also eliminates the need for maintenance and service requirements, according to the company.