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Lowndes Advises Airon on Ventilator Licensing Agreement with GE Healthcare and Ford

April 06, 2020

Orlando, FL – Lowndes, a Florida-based law firm, advised Airon Corporation, a privately held Florida-based company specializing in high-tech pneumatic life support products, on an agreement to license its ventilator design to GE Healthcare, which will be manufactured by Ford Motor Company.

To help meet the critical need resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the agreement provides for the design of Airon’s pNeuton Model A ventilator, which does not require electricity or batteries, to be licensed to GE Healthcare, with Ford providing the manufacturing capabilities to produce 50,000 ventilators in the next 100 days.

“We’re proud to help facilitate these three companies coming together for this collaborative effort on such a short timeline. This agreement will deliver much-needed life-saving ventilators to thousands of COVID-19 patients in need,” said Lowndes Shareholder Jim O’Brien.

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About Airon Corporation

Airon Corporation is a team of healthcare, manufacturing and marketing professionals dedicated to bringing to market high-technology pneumatic life support products for emergency medicine and critical care, throughout the world. Established in 1997, Airon Corporation is a privately held company focused on maximizing their patented oxygen-powered gas control technology. The inherent safety and long-term reliability of this technology make their ventilators and CPAP systems unique in today’s world of electronics. All of their products are proudly made in Melbourne, Florida, USA.

About Lowndes

Lowndes is a Florida-based law firm with a national footprint, advising clients on almost every aspect of business: from intellectual property to high-stakes, bet-the-company litigation, from complex commercial and residential real estate transactions to wealth management; from labor and employment law to healthcare; from securities, capital raising and entity formation to corporate growth and expansion locally, nationally and internationally.


James O’Brien represents clients in the areas of technology products and services, aerospace and aviation, satcom and telecom, consumer electronics and goods, restaurant services, food distribution, entrepreneurial business, healthcarereal estate development and construction as well as in professional businesses and associations. Jim also has significant experience in global and domestic purchasing and supply chain agreements in a variety of industries including consumer goods, technology, satcom/telecom and the aerospace and aviation sectors.

Jim’s practice focuses on business and contract issues, negotiation, transactional matters, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance. Additionally, Jim represents entrepreneurial and startup businesses, and he handles entity formation and ownership agreements, commercial exploitation of proprietary concepts and products, domestic and international contracts and business transactions, corporate finance matters, contractual issues, and employment matters including non-competition and restrictive covenants.

Prior to joining the firm, Jim founded a boutique business and real estate firm in Melbourne. Before that, he spent ten years working as a business and transactional lawyer representing private and public companies in Daytona Beach and Melbourne.

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