Big Industry Shots across UK to Participate in Ventilator Consortium for NHS in the Wake of Covid-19

While a global pandemic situation and innovation happen to be quite dissimilar, the UK is likely to join forces for their quick amalgamation, encouraging the ambitious UK ventilator race. With innovation being the central concern, three big UK based companies are racing to offer high end ventilators in bulk to resonate with skyrocketing Covid-19 cases in the country.

The entities are striving to develop as many as 10,000 ventilators for NHS hospital aimed at combatting the deadly virus. The participants in the unique consortium to develop bulk ventilators catering to corona virus crisis are from diverse walks of life, all excellent at their respective fields.

In this regard, automotive manufacturer, McLaren is one of the pioneering companies that has invested aggressively towards developing mass scale ventilators. Other top-notch companies who are also willingly participating in the unique challenge comprise several names such as Ford, Airbus, BAE Systems, Smiths and Rolls Royce amongst others.

This unique initiative to develop such large number of ventilators is a means to aid medical and healthcare fraternity comprising big shot hospitals and care institutions such as NHS to accurately meet resource crunch in the wake of adversely growing pandemic cases. Besides developing ventilators, market behemoths such as McLaren is also considering development of advanced equipment to test the efficacy of the newly developed ventilators , besides ensuring am error-free production schedule. Ventilator Challenge is classified into two big phases comprising Project Oyster and Project {penguin, both overlooking the successful launch of additional testing mechanisms. Recent sources affirm UK’s decision to initially acquire a grand total of over 30,000 ventilators for which NHS is delineating written agreements to supply ventilators against an upfront payment of 4million pounds by NHS.

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