Published: Fri, March 27, 2020
Health Care | By Cedric Leonard

Coronavirus Fight Back: Dyson to Produce 15,000 Ventilators

Coronavirus Fight Back: Dyson to Produce 15,000 Ventilators

"It will be upscaling, on more of an industrial scale, existing ventilator designs", one of the sources said.

Dyson said the company has designed and built an entirely new fan, called "CoVent", since receiving a call from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson 10 days ago. His device is called the CoVent and is specifically meant to support coronavirus patients. The government says it's doing everything it can to procure more, like asking Dyson to make them.

Numed, a well established company in business since 1975 provides a wide range of service options including time & material service, PM only contracts, full service contracts, labor only contracts & system relocation.

Dyson may be known for vacuum cleaners and hand dryers, but the coronavirus has forced the company to shift its focus to ventilators.

The company responded saying it was merely answering questions from journalists about the ventilators, which it expects to be in hospitals within weeks, subject to regulatory approval.

Headed by British inventor Sir James Dyson, the firm said it responded to the government's request for assistance.

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The Government's order of the CoVent machines came after Dyson and a Cambridge-based science engineering firm, TTP, created the prototype in 10 days, with it now undergoing testing on humans. Today, the number of Covid-19 deaths in the country has hit 463 and the cases have also risen to 9,529, making the country face a significant shortage of ventilators to support the patients.

"This new device can be manufactured quickly, efficiently and at volume", Dyson added, saying that the new ventilator has been created to "address the specific needs" of coronavirus patients.

The devices, which are reportedly set to be available for use from next month (April), are powered by the Dyson Digital Motor which has been re-engineered by Dyson to meet the requirements of the ventilator.

The government now has a supply of 8,000 ventilators.

5,000 of the devices have been funded by company founder Sir James Dyson, and it is expected 4,000 of those will be sent to other countries.

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