DYSON PRODUCING VENTILATORS
Dyson, the company behind high-tech vacuums and hand dryers, says it has received an emergency order from the United Kingdom for 10,000 ventilators, and it has already designed a new machine.
James Dyson, the billionaire founder, wrote in a letter to employees later obtained by CNN that he received a call from U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson regarding the short supply of ventilators.
Just 10 days later, Dyson wrote that the company has designed and built a new ventilator called the “CoVent.”
“This new device can be manufactured quickly, efficiently and at volume,” according to Dyson. It has been designed to “address the specific needs” of coronavirus patients.
In addition to the 10,000 ordered by the U.K.’s National Health Service, Dyson will be donating an additional 5,000 units.
A spokesperson for the company told CNN the CoVents will be ready by early April.