Minnesota Medtech Steps Up

Monday, March 30, 2020

Heading into another week of social distancing, Minnesota has reported a total of 576 confirmed Covid-19 cases, along with 10 deaths. Now, the state’s medtech companies are again lending a hand to help alleviate the strain on hospital systems.

In response to the desperate need for ventilators, Medtronic has publicized design specifications for its ventilators. The information sharing about the Puritan Bennett 560 ventilator will allow other companies across industries to contribute to increased production of the much-needed device, said Bob White, executive vice president and president of the Minimally Invasive Therapies Group at Medtronic, in a news release.

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