O2 FRESH™ COMPANY NEWS
O2 FRESH™ Earns Certification.
(October 2022) O2 FRESH™ is pleased to announce it has been certified by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
Receives Product Award Honors.
(August 2022) O2 FRESH™ is pleased to announce that their signature product the O2 FRESH™ Nasal Cannula Cover has been received a product design award by Mobility Management.
O2 FRESH™ Selected For Participation in the National Science Foundation Innovation Corp (I-Corp).
(January 2020) O2 FRESH™ has been selected to join the spring 2020 cohort of the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corp (I-Corp) through a competitive selection process. I-Corp participation enables entrepreneurs and researchers to reduce the time to translate a promising idea from development to marketplace by engaging them in the process of customer discovery, market validation, and value proposition discovery. The program is administered through the University of Akron Research Foundation and includes a small grant. The Hartfiel Medical team was led by Melissa Hartfiel Egts and included team members Brian Walters, Business Consultant, Akron Small Business Development Center; Elliott Reed, program manager at the Northeast Ohio Medical University REDIzone business incubator; and Perry Cain, president, CainLabs.
O2 FRESH™ Participates in Tech Warrior at Wright State Research Institute.
(October 2020) Thank you to the US Air Force for hosting O2 FRESH™ at Tech Warrior held at Wright State Research Institute's National Center for Medical Readiness. Support the wounded Warfighter!
Patient Trials O2 FRESH™ Cannula Cover Product.
(Spring 2020): A patient admires her new O2 FRESH Nasal™ Cannula Cover, which she attached to her Inogen portable oxygen concentrator carrying bag, during a patient trial at a pulmonary rehabilitation program.
The patients were delighted to receive hasal cannula covers to test and we were delighted with their praise. Comments ranged from a simple, "I love it" to gushing.
"I'm thrilled with it. It's perfect. I feel like my nasal cannula is safe and clean and not exposed to dirt and dust or germs when I lay it down" and "I use it all the time, whenever I take it off. It helps keep it off the floor," were some of the comments we received.
"We see value in it," concluded Jane Merwin, a registered respiratory therapist. Thank you for the encouragement, we'll be back!
O2 FRESH™ Receives Patent.
(June 2022) O2 FRESH™ is pleased to announce the company has been awarded a design patent for its signature product, the O2 FRESH™ Nasal Cannula Cover.
O2 FRESH™ Participates in Global Entrepreneurship Week Event.
(November 2020) Melissa Egts is representing O2 FRESH™ at Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) Ohio. GEW connects business, leaders, and the entrepreneurial support system for a week of presentations, networking, workshops, and exhibits. Come check out our virtual booth!
Melissa Egts of O2 FRESH™ Named COPD Foundation State Captain.
(June 2021) O2 FRESH™ inventor Melissa Hartfiel Egts has been named Ohio State Captain by the COPD Foundation.
Melissa will focus on education and advocacy. On a state and national level, she will advocate for COPD patients to create awareness by speaking for COPD policy. She will also focus on contributing to the education of COPD patients and connecting them to resources to better their lives.
The COPD Foundation was established to improve the lives of those living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
O2 FRESH™ Team Participates in American Lung Association Event.
(May 2022) The O2 FRESH™ Team was pleased to participate in the American Lung Association "Fight For Air Climb" at Progressive Field in Cleveland. Founder and oxygen user Melissa Egts completed the climb with the help of her teammates who carried her oxygen for her - all 5,000 steps! The team raised over $500 for the American Lung Association.