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OstreaVent II Update

May 11, 2020 – Good news! For an update. I am happy to inform everyone, especially those who have generously given their time, financial support and prayers, that we are at the final stage (4th week) of Phase 1, which is the modification of the OstreaVent for adults ((OstreaVent II) and its clinical test on…
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April 15, 2020 – About 2 weeks ago, Dean Charlotte Chiong, Dean of the UP College of Medicine called me up to inform me of the impending crisis in the Philippines due to COVID-19, the lack of medical supplies and equipment, particularly, ventilators. She asked if the OstreaVent ventilator could be used for adult patients.…
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UPMASA supports development of Ventilator Prototype

March 30, 2020 – I am proud to announce that the Executive Committee of the UPMASA has agreed to provide financial support to the development of a prototype adult ventilator. This adult ventilator will be a modified version of the OstreaVent. The infant ventilator was invented by an UPMASAn, Dr. Enrique Ostrea and his group of Filipino engineers.…
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Dr. Ostrea has recently been selected as a Featured Biography

October 18, 2018 – Dr. Enrique M. Ostrea, Jr. has recently been selected as a Featured Biography by The Global Who’s Who for outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of pediatric drug addiction. Click here for full article.


August 11, 2016 – Our founder Dr. Buddy Ostrea has been inducted as a Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Science and Technology of the Philippines for his lifetime dedication to transformative research in neonatal medicine

Slingshot Philippines 2016

April 22, 2016 – The OstreaVent was invited  to be exhibited at the National Summit on Startups and Innovation on April 21-22, 2016 with the theme, “Accelerating the Innovation Economy” at the Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC).

One of the Most Innovative Inventions of 2015

March 9, 2016 – The OstreaVent was awarded by the Department of Trade and Industry, Philippines as one of the most innovative inventions of 2015 Nora Terrado, Undersecretary of Department of Trade  and Industry and Myrna M. Sunico, Director of Design Center of the Philippines awarding the certificate of recognition to Dr. Ostrea

Filipinos Invent Cheaper Philippine Ventilator

June 9, 2015 – Filipino neonatologist Dr. Enrique Ostrea, a team of University of the Philippines engineers,and the Department of Science and Technology have collaborated to produce OstreaVent, a cheaper medical ventilator which is proven to be an effective substitute for the standard and commercialized type of ventilators for premature infants with respiratory conditions. Click…
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OstreaVents at PGH

January 5, 2015 – Photos of Dr. Ostrea and the OstreaVent ventilators at Philippine General Hospital, Manila along with Resti Bautista and Jose Silvestre.

Meconium Drug Testing: discovered and developed by a Filipino

June 30, 2013 – The use of meconium in the testing the mother’s abuse of drugs during the course of pregnancy is pioneered by Dr. Enrique “Buddy” Ostrea, a Filipino medical doctor known for his researches in pediatrics. He studied medicine in the University if the Philippines specializing Pathology and Pediatrics where he graduated cum laude in…
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