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Our Company

We provide inspired infant care with our revolutionary Life Pulse® Ventilator, the first high-frequency ventilator ever approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for clinical use (1988).

Established in 1980, Bunnell has focused its efforts on the development of advanced ventilation systems for treating premature infants in acute respiratory failure, an often fatal complication of preterm birth. The Company manufactures, markets, and services its products for hospitals in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Malaysia, Uruguay, and Trinidad and Tobago. Since its introduction, the Life Pulse® Ventilator has helped health care professionals save approximately 100,000 infants.

Our Mission

We Save babies. Bunnell's continuing mission is to be the preferred, worldwide provider of ventilation products and services used by health care professionals in the treatment of critically ill children.

For over 30 years Bunnell has devoted over 30% of its revenues to the development of new, leading-edge technologies for the treatment of critically ill infants and children. In 1995, following a development program supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Company introduced the LifePort™ endotracheal tube adapter. This device allows clinicians to implement treatment with the Life Pulse system more quickly without reintubation, a potentially traumatic procedure for these fragile patients. The latest advancement is our new "WhisperJet" patient box, which reduces noise associated with HFV by as much as 75%.

Clinical investigation continues with the use of the Life Pulse® Ventilator for the treatment of a variety of infant respiratory diseases. Bunnell has sponsored two major multi-center clinical trials where the Life Pulse® has been compared with conventional ventilation for the treatment of respiratory distress syndrome and pulmonary interstitial emphysema in premature infants. Respiratory distress syndrome is the leading cause of chronic lung disease, brain injury and death in newborn infants. Bunnell's clinical investigators and trainers are constantly seeking ways to improve the outcome of ventilator therapy.

Our products are manufactured in our Salt Lake City facility and distributed directly to client hospitals. We provide 24-hour, 7-day per week technical and clinical assistance to health care providers including emergency delivery of our life-saving products to hospitals throughout the United States, usually within 2-4 hours of a clinician's request.

Our Commitment

We are committed to providing our life-saving products and services at a standard of quality, performance, and value that exceeds the expectations of our hospital and health care customers.

We have gathered an impressive list of customer references. This list includes clinicians--both MDs and RRTS--who have years of clinical experience have become HFJV experts. They have agreed to answer questions you may have regarding the Life Pulse and it's use.

We are honored to include them in our Customer Reference and encourage you to contact them anytime you wish.

View the Customer Reference List

Conference Schedule

Click on an underlined conference title to visit the associated website. If there is a conference or meeting in your area that you think we should attend, or if you would like additional information on one of the conferences listed below, please contact David Platt at 800.800.4358 ext. 15.


NEO: Conference for Neonatology February 20 - 23 Orlando, FL
31st Snowbird Conference on HFV March 25-29 Snowbird, UT
12th Optimizing Mechanical Ventilation Conference March 24 - 26 Durham, NC
CSRC Conference May Vail, CO
Pediatric Academic Society Meeting May 3 - 6 Vancouver, BC
TSRC Meeting July 5-9 Dallas, TX
60th International Respiratory Congress December 9 - 12 Las Vegas, NV

Bert Bunnell, ScD,
began searching for a better way of breathing for premature babies in 1972. His hard work and dedication led to the development of the Life Pulse® High Frequency Ventilator. To learn more about this incredible journey, read Bert's Bio and a student essay about Bert and the Life Pulse®.