Respair, Inc. is a Pittsburgh-based medical device company that builds innovative airway products to support clinicians and patients in critical care environments.
Every year hundreds of thousands of patients die from secondary complications they develop while on a ventilator. These complications stem from breathing tubes that fail to protect the lungs from deadly aspirated contents.
Our technology replaces the error-prone inflatable cuff used on current breathing tubes with soft, pliable baffles that act like a stopper, comprehensively sealing the airway without adding pressure.
Respair's core team and technology started at the University of Pittsburgh. We began, like most start-ups, pointing in the wrong direction! We quickly found the real need and went to work validating the opportunity. As the pandemic struck, the mission of Respair became even more clear.
Respair's founding team is comprised of top physicians with clinical and entrepreneurial expertise and medical device development engineers with commercialization and management experience.
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