The British company Dyson, involved in the production of household appliances, announced that the UK authorities no longer require the signature devices of artificial ventilation of lungs (IVL) CoVent. About it reports Reuters with reference to the company’s founder James Dyson.
We will remind, on the development of the CoVent to combat the epidemic of the coronavirus, which has led to a shortage or threat of shortage of the ventilator in a number of countries, in Dyson said at the end of March. Then it was reported that the British government has ordered 10 thousand units CoVent, and the company had to get certified devices to begin mass production.
“Fortunately, our devices are no longer required, but we do not regret my contribution to the struggle of the country [the epidemic]”, – reads the statement of the Dyson. He added that the company spent on the development of CoVent approximately $ 25 million and is not going to accept compensation from the state. Dyson also has not excluded, that the apparatus of CoVent may be useful in other countries.
Reuters reminds that currently a group of companies, including Airbus and Ford teamed up for the production of standard medical ventilators of the two models. For the UK this consortium needs to produce 20 thousand devices. Earlier, the US government has ordered 30 thousand of the ventilator of the General Motors.
Note that the development of private medical ventilators previously reported, a number of companies. So, the creation of artificial lung ventilation with the use of components for electric cars, said Tesla, a manufacturer of gaming PCs Maingear announced the development of the ventilator with the use of parts used in the Assembly of computers. Your ventilator has also created NASA engineers.
According to the latest data, registered in the world of 2.98 million cases of coronavirus. Leaders in the number of cases are the United States (966 thousand), Spain (226,6 thousand cases) and Italy (197,7 thousand cases). Just from the coronavirus died 206,6 thousand people, and recovered 870 thousand patients. In Russia, officially there are more than 87 thousand infected with a coronavirus, 794 7346 dead and recovered. The number of cases Russia occupies the 9th place in the world.