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According to sources working on the project, US weapons makers have partnered with medical device companies in a project called Vent Connect to increase the supply of ventilators that can be used in the coronavirus pandemic, as reported This is Money.
Vent Connect includes the Aerospace Industries Association and the Advanced Medical Technology Association and has created the marketplace that is serving as a new avenue for the ventilator supply chain.
According to an AdvaMed representative, a handful of ventilator makers including ResMed and Zoll post requests in the ventilator parts marketplace to a group of 60 weapons and airplane makers to help meet surging demand for the devices.
Meanwhile, Medtronic has released a parts list with over 1500 items to see if there was any crossover with the defense supply chain, two of the people said.
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