Media Inquiries Name Hannah Robbins Email [email protected] team of Johns Hopkins University undergraduate biomedical engineering students is among the finalists selected to compete in the 2023 Collegiate Inventors Competition in Washington, D.C., next month. Each year, more than 600,000 patients undergo the OLV procedure, which involves an anesthesiologist ventilating one lung and deflating the other so a surgeon can access the chest cavity. As a result, they began generating design concepts for an alternative OLV device that could enhance patient safety and potentially reduce surgical duration. Founded in 1990, the Collegiate Inventors Competition is a national competition that recognizes and rewards innovations, discoveries, and research by college and university students and their faculty advisers. Johns Hopkins has had 39 finalists or winners in the annual competition.