Portable, chemical oxygen generator for emergency use
Rapid Oxygen Company, Deep River, Connecticut, United States
Technologies for improved delivery of supplemental oxygen
Tech Brief: FDA cleared single use, medical device to provide 15 minutes of emergency oxygen, without a prescription, before arrival of EMS. The R15 is very easy to use by anyone, anywhere, any age. The R15 contains no battery or electrical power and safely transported in any vehicle or aircraft.
Commercial Startup (C+)
FIGURES OF MERIT Value Proposition: Unlike high pressure gas cylinders that can explode, the R15 generates 100% pure oxygen with low pressure, by chemical means. The R15 can be stored and travel safely anywhere. It doesn't require storage cabinets that withstand 30 minutes at 500 degrees F, or hazardous transportation. FDA cleared this device to be used by anyone (Good Samaritan) for emergency use without a prescription. Gas cylinders deliver cold, dry oxygen gas that irritates oral and nasal membranes. Since the R15 chemical reaction produces heat and water vapor, oxygen is preconditioned to be delivered at 100% relative humidity warmed to body temperature, a normal environment for breathable air. More important is ease of use. The R15 will be added to the more than 14 million AEDs' now in use for a $4B market serving business channels from schools, airports, fitness, golf clubs, hotels, mfrs. etc. More than 350 units are in use, marketed and sold through national distributors and our website. Our exit strategy is public offering or sell to first aid supplier. Our manufacturing facility in Deep River, CT is scalable to produce 20,000 units/month.