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Virgin Orbit to Make Ventilators for Covid-19 Patients

Los Angeles Business Journal, April 1, 2020

April 1, 2020

Virgin Orbit to Make Ventilators for Covid-19 Patients

Virgin Orbit said it has developed a “bridge ventilator,” a medical device that can be mass produced and is different from the costlier ventilators used in intensive care units. … The company said it has been consulting with the Bridge Ventilator Consortium as it designs the device. Established in early March, the BVC is a group of doctors, engineers and scientists from the University of California Irvine and the University of Texas.