April 16, 2020 / 9:12 AM / 2 months ago

Penlon ventilator receives UK approval in battle against coronavirus

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has approved a ventilator from medical device company Penlon which will be built as part of a consortium including Airbus and Rolls-Royce in a bid to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

“We are working closely with our supply chain partners to rapidly scale up production to achieve our target of at least 1,500 units a week of the combined Penlon and Smiths models,” said Dick Elsy, the chief executive of the VentilatorChallengeUK consortium.

Reporting by Costas Pitas; editing by Kate Holton

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