Pulmonary Hypertension Association – Pathlight Magazine

Shavini Fernando, founder and CEO of OxiWear, was featured in the summer edition of Pathlight, the quarterly magazine produced by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA).

As a pulmonary hypertension (PH) patient, Ms. Fernando details her personal path from experiencing PH symptoms to finally receiving her proper medical diagnosis at Johns Hopkins University Medical Center in 2017. Ms. Fernando hopes that her story will inspire those dealing with the same PH and medical challenges that she is, as well as provide a much-needed product to help those suffering from silent hypoxia. Look for the magazine or subscribe to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association for more information.

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OxiWear CEO tests prototype product

When your CEO develops a device to help pulmonary hypertension patients, she often steps in to personally test the product and provide primary research feedback. A pulmonary hypertension patient due to Eisenmenger’s Syndrome, Ms. Fernando is pictured wearing the prototype product to test its comfortability, spring strength, earlobe fit, and ergonomics.

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OxiWear awarded CIT GAP Funds

OxiWear was the proud recipient of CIT GAP funding in June 2021. The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) is a non-profit organization that provides investment in companies through the Virginia Innovative Partnership Authority (VIPA).
The organization invests in next-generation technologies and technology companies through commercialization, capital formation, and market development initiatives.

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OxiWear Selected for MassMEDIC 2021 IGNITE Cohort​

 OxiWear was selected as one of 12 medtech startup companies for the Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC) 2021 IGNITE Cohort. The company competed against a record number of global applicants developing innovations in the surgical, wearable, diagnostic, and home health technology categories.

“We are excited to be chosen for this cohort. The program provides companies like OxiWear with medtech expertise, corporate leadership, and industry guidance as we continue to develop and prepare to launch our product,” stated Shavini Fernando, founder and CEO, OxiWear.

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OxiWear chosen as kicker prize winner in JHF Healthcare Safety Challenge

OxiWear was selected as a kicker prize winner in the Healthcare Safety Challenge pitch competition, a collaboration between Innovation Works (IW) and the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF), organized in conjunction with the AlphaLab Gear Hardware Cup. The final pitch competition was held on April 27, 2021. The annual competition focuses on finding solutions to healthcare problems that can lead to potential medical errors, contributing to more than 250,000 deaths annually. Bringing innovation to the forefront helps to improve medical outcomes and to save lives.“We are thrilled to be included in another competition that highlights life-saving innovations for patients living with chronic diseases,” stated Shavini Fernando, founder and CEO, OxiWear. “

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