Company Background

Our Mission:

FluidIQ’s mission is to design, develop, and deploy fluidic solutions that improve the quality of life for humankind


About the Company:

FluidIQ, a public benefit and Delaware corporation, provides simple yet elegant solutions based on proprietary fluidics technology.  The company was founded by a group of doctors, engineers and patient advocates who joined together to find solutions for gaps in medical needs, including ventilators, in the midst of the coronavirus-caused world crisis.  FluidIQ aims to deliver HOPE to a world in need with simple, easy-to-deploy technology solutions that solve the most pressing medical challenges of our time. Healthcare Overflow Protocol for Emergencies (HOPE) is FluidIQ’s roadmap for an entire family of products dedicated to filling gaps in emergency and preparedness protocols that are user-friendly, scalable and cost-effective


Company Background:

FluidIQ’s was founded in 2020 by a team of respiratory, emergency and disaster medicine doctors along with respiratory therapy experts and patient advocates who came together to make a difference in the early days of the U.S. coronavirus pandemic.   They studied early oscillators developed over more than a decade in the 1950s and 1960s by the U.S. Army to help in the event of mass casualties caused by chemical attacks.  The team concluded that though the technology the Army developed was brilliant, it lacked specific abilities that would be required to be able to mass produce and scale while maintaining accuracy and precision. The team improved on the technology and made a breakthrough that allowed them to overcome the challenges of the early devices.  The breakthrough and subsequent design improvements became the basis for the FluidIQ intellectual property (IP) and its planned product platform.   In the first demonstration of their IP, the team developed the first in-line handheld ventilator.  The HOPE InVent is a low-cost, rapidly manufacturable (via 3D printing), deployable ventilator that can be used in areas of need where ventilators are scarce, unavailable, or are impractical (because of resource deplete and harsh environments or due to limited supplies of standard ventilators). 


The Platform

The HOPE (Hospital Overflow Protocol for Emergencies) InVent™*, the initial device designed by FluidIQ. Is the first low-cost, rapidly deployable handheld ventilator. FluidIQ doctors and engineers collaborated on every facet of the device to create the world’s smallest ventilator that works uniquely in the ventilation space.  The company’s product pipeline includes future offerings using the same foundational proprietary technology.


HOPE inVent™ has not been authorized or cleared by the FDA.

*Caution – Emergency Use Authorization and 510k Pending (IDE) – Caution- Investigational Device, Limited by Federal Law to Investigational Use.