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First new ventilators to roll off production line this weekend as industry answers call to step up manufacturing

 

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First new ventilators to roll off production line this weekend as industry answers call to step up manufacturing

The first devices from the Government’s ventilator challenge will roll off the production line this weekend, ahead of delivery to the NHS next week.

The news comes as some of the biggest names in British manufacturing race to step up ventilator supplies to help protect the NHS and save lives throughout the coronavirus pandemic, as part of the Prime Minister’s call to manufacturers.

This weekend, the first batch of the Penlon ventilator device, which has been rapidly adapted from other existing ventilator designs, will be ready for dispatch, following approval from the MHRA that it meets the necessary safety requirements.