This Milk-Jug-Size Device Can Help Newborns Breathe

2. Use

The Pole combines air with pulsed electrical charges to produce NO, dilating the blood vessels in the patient’s lungs to send more oxygen to the rest of the body.


Warren Zapol, an anesthesiologist and Harvard professor, was among the first to treat hypertension-suffering “blue babies” with NO in the early 1990s, leading to the widespread use of tanks and regulators. His son, David, has advanced degrees in biology, public health, and immunology from MIT, Columbia, and Stanford.

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