Due to the ravaging effects of COVID-19 on the respiratory system of patients, ventilators are in high demand.
However, due to the sheer capacity of hospitals, a lack of global coordination around manufacturing and distributing this complex medical equipment, and disruptions in the globalized supply chain, ventilators are also in short supply.
We’ve previously discussed a number of efforts to produce cheap ventilators from scratch, but what we have really been waiting for is for ventilator manufacturers to step up to the task.
While GE Aerospace workers demand their employer shift all jet engine manufacturing to ventilator production, one of the largest makers of ventilators, Medtronic , has released the design specifications for its $8,000 PB560 ventilator system. Over 200 pages of documentation, mechanical part drawings, all CAD files, manufacturing fixtures, printed circuit board drawings for multiple bills of materials for the PB560 have been published by Medtronic. This […]
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