Mar 24, 2020

Coronavirus: Dyson develops ventilators for NHS

Dyson has announced it will develop a new type of medical ventilator for the NHS, to help with coronavirus. A consortium of more than a dozen companies aims to build ventilators based on two existing designs. Prof Nick Oliver, from the University of Edinburgh's Business School, commented that time could be wasted if inexperienced companies tried to design and produce their own ventilators. A consortium called The Ventilator Challenge UK aims instead to manufacture medical ventilators using two existing designs. The company has already announced plans to supply 5,000 more ventilators within two weeks, and has said it intends to deliver tens of thousands more over the coming months.

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