Ford Motor Company and GE Healthcare announced a collaboration today to begin production of ventilators beginning the week of April 20. Together, they plan on building 50,000 of the systems in the following 100 days, or by July 4.
Starting in April at our Rawsonville Components Plant in Michigan, we’re producing a ventilator with GE Healthcare leveraging the design of Airon Corporation’s FDA-cleared ventilator with a target production of 50,000 units in the next 100 days.
The ventilator is designed to operate on air pressure without electricity, making it a versatile solution to help those fighting COVID-19.
Bridge ventilators could be used to treat some of the less critically ill Covid-19 patients in order to free up more sophisticated ventilators for those in dire need, Virgin Orbit said.