GM said Friday that it is working with Ventec Life Systems to help increase production of respiratory care products such as ventilators that are required by a growing variety of medical facilities as the COVID-19 pandemics spreads throughout the U.S.
The partnership belongs to StopTheSpread.org, a collaborated effort of personal companies to react to COVId-19, an illness caused by coronavirus.
Ventec will utilize GM’s logistics, acquiring and making expertise to build more ventilators. The business did not supply additional details such as when production may be able to increase or how many ventilators would be produced.
GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra stated in a statement that GM is working carefully with Ventec to quickly scale up production.
” We will continue to check out ways to help in this time of crisis,” Barra included.
The need for ventilators is immediate as cases of COVID-19 pop up with increasing frequency as prevalent testing starts. While some people with COVID-19 reported more mild symptoms, others have experienced extreme respiratory issues and require to be hospitalized.
The lack has prompted automakers to examine ways of ramping up ventilator production. Volkswagen stated Friday it has actually developed a job force to look into using 3D printing to make medical facility ventilators.
Elon Musk tweeted Friday that Tesla and SpaceX staff members are “dealing with ventilators” despite the fact that he doesn’t think they will be required. His confirmation on Twitter that both of the business he leads are dealing with ventilators comes a day after New york city City Mayor Bill de Blasio made a direct plea to Musk to help reduce a lack at hospitals gearing up to combat COVID-19
Musk didn’t supply specifics what “working on ventilators” means, what Tesla factory may be used, the possible capacity or when he planned to start production.