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A local start-up company was just awarded 220 thousand dollars to help company leaders take the product to market on a national level.

JettStream makes a special device that allows asthma patients to get rid of a tough to use nebulizer mask.

Co-founder Matt Smith of Bend says the idea was born out of a huge need...


"What's the problem?- so the problem is treating children who have asthma - children wearing a mask- children don't like to put anything on their face...require nebulizer treatments..."


The award from the Southern Oregon Angel Investors Conference is a big boost- but they still need about 250 thousand dollars to properly launch the product. Smith says the invention could also help reduce a large number of emergency room visits from asthma patients who find it difficult to manage their asthma. 


Company co-founder Sarah Cota has a son, Jett,  with asthma.  She says before she started using the "Jett Pak" type invention it was tough to manager her son's asthma, especially when he was 2 or 3.  She says one year she went to the Emergency Room 18 times.  Smith says this could help cut down on what people in the industry refer to as "frequent flyers", that's people who visit the emergency room on a very regular basis.



Traffic & Weather





Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.


Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.


Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

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