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Dyson founder James Dyson said in a letter to staff Wednesday that the UK government has ordered 10,000 medical ventilators designed by the vacuum cleaner-maker, as reported by This is Money.
Dyson said that since receiving a call from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson 10 days ago, he had refocused resources at his company, and worked with The Technology Partnership (TTP), to design and build an entirely new ventilator, dubbed The CoVent.
The UK government, in anticipation of cases peaking in Britain in coming weeks, had appealed to manufacturers to supply the NHS and would also use devices from private hospitals and other sources.
"We are also looking at ways of making it available internationally," Dyson added.
The company deployed its expertise in air movement, motors, power systems, manufacturing and supply chain gained from developing products like air purifiers and fans as well as cleaners to develop the ventilator, the news source said.
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