MEDTRONIC SHARES VENTILATION DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS TO ACCELERATE

MEDTRONIC SHARES VENTILATION DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS TO ACCELERATE

 MEDTRONIC SHARES VENTILATION DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS TO ACCELERATE EFFORTS TO INCREASE GLOBAL VENTILATOR PRODUCTION

 Chennai – April 1, 2020 – Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical tech nology, today announced it is publicly sharing the design specifications for the Puritan Bennett™ 560 (PB 560) to enable participants acr oss industries to evaluate options for rapid ventilator manufacturing to help doctors and patients dealing with COVID-19. This decision is consistent with the recentFDA Guidance and in accordance with the public he alth and medical response of governmental agencies globally.

Introduced in 2010, the PB 560 is sold in 35 countries around the world. This ventilat or’ sability to be used in a range of care settings, as well as its technology and design, make it a solid ventilation solution for manufacturers, inventors, start-ups, and academic inst itu tions seeking to quickly ramp up ventilator design and production.The PB 560 venti lator is a compact, lightweight, and portable ventilator that provides airway support for both adults and children. It can be used in clinical settings and at home and provides mobile respiratory support.

Ventilators play a critical role in the management of patients with severe respiratory illness, such as COVID-19, who require assistance because they cannot breathe effe ctively.By placing a patient on a ventilator, the pat ient’s lungs are permitted to rest and recover while the ventilator performs the functions of supplying oxygen and sim ulating the actions of breathing.Without ventilation support, some patients with severe respi ratory disease might not survive.