Long Beach aerospace company creating life-saving ventilators amid COVID-19 crisis

“We just figured we had to do something to help,” said Will Pomerantz, Vice President of Virgin Orbit. “So we reached out first to Governor Newsom’s office, and were connected by that office to a bunch of academic researchers at the University of California, Irvine, and University of Texas, Austin, who identified for us the need for someone to go out and build, in very large numbers, some very simple ventilator units.”