“Two Minnesota medtech contract manufacturers are taking a hard look at producing ventilators, including one from the plans that Medtronic made public last week to address the coronavirus outbreak.”
“Maple Grove-based Nortech Systems (NSDQ:NSYS) told Medical Design & Outsourcing it is seriously considering starting to produce the machines based on the design specifications of Medtronic’s Puritan Bennett 560 (PB 560) ventilator to help ease the global shortage due to the coronavirus pandemic.”
“A spokeswoman for Minnetronix Medical (St. Paul) said the company continues to review the Medtronic PB560 specs as they become available. Nortech also needs more specific information than the Medtronic plans provide, but Nortech president & CEO Jay Miller said it’s not unusual for OEMs to offer fewer specifics than contract manufacturers need, at least initially.”
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