Virgin Orbit is developing a ventilator to help in the fight against coronavirus

The Virgin Orbit team is consulting with the Bridge Ventilator Consortium (BVC), led by the University of California Irvine (UCI) and the University of Texas at Austin to develop its bridge ventilator. Dr Brian Wong, from UCI, explained: “We face a slow-motion Dunkirk, and getting ventilators out there is very important to save lives. The demand outstrips supply, so it is important the government, industry, academia, non-profits, and the community work together to identify solutions, and design and construct them as fast as possible.