U of T News: Firm founded by U of T researchers to manufacture portable ventilators for COVID-19 patients

Mar 20, 2020
Author: 
Gabrielle Giroday
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Source: Joe Fisher, a U of T professor and staff anesthesiologist at Toronto General Hospital, co-founded Thornhill Medical in 2004 after developing a portable intensive care unit to treat critically injured members of the military (photo by Nick Iwanyshyn)

Two faculty members of the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Drs. Joe Fisher and Ludwik Fedorko who founded Thornhill Medical was cited by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a speech Friday morning that focused on Canadian innovators who will be helping in the fight against COVID-19, which now has more than 1,000 confirmed and presumptive cases across the country.

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