Dyson, the British vacuum maker known for its technologically advanced and wildly expensive household products, has received an order from the UK government for 10,000 ventilators to support efforts by the country’s National Health Service to treat coronavirus patients.
James Dyson, the company’s billionaire founder, confirmed the order in a letter to employees on Wednesday.
Dyson said the company had designed and built an entirely new ventilator, called the “CoVent,” since he received a call 10 days ago from UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
According to reports, the ventilators will be ready by early April. Dyson, who has a net worth of $10 billion wrote in his letter that he would also donate 5,000 units to the international effort to fight the pandemic.
The Dyson CoVent will need to meet regulatory requirements before being used by the National Health Service.
Source: RTSleepWorld Staff
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