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LDS Doctors' Invention Could Save Thousands of Lives

After winning the Y-Prize Newborn Challenge in 2015, these doctors have created a new ventilator that could save thousands.

In the words of his partner, Dr. Erick Gerday is a "fiddler," and it was Gerday's fiddling, along with his collaboration with Dr. Stephen Minton that lead to a simple, yet affordable life-saving invention.

The two men are primaries at the neonatal department at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo.

The men have worked for years in developing nations and saw a need for a ventilator that rural clinics in countries like Cambodia could afford.

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