GE Scoops Up Second US Govt Contract This Week To Make Ventilators; This One’s Worth $336M
General Electric's deal, made under the Defense Production Act, is for 50,000 of the much-needed devices as the US health care system grapples with COVID-19. GE will make the vents with Ford Motor Co.
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Seven companies – GE, Medtronic, ResMed, Hill-Rom, Vyaire, Hamilton Medical and Zoll – will manufacture 64,431 medical ventilators under the Defense Production Act at a cost of more than $1.4bn, the US Department of Health and Human Services said on 13 April. That figure, when combined with the $646.7m recently awarded to Royal Philips to make 45,500 vents, means the US government will spend more than $2bn on the devices.
Ford Races To The Rescue: US Auto Maker Partners With GE, 3M To Make Ventilators, Respirators During COVID-19 Crisis
Ford Motor Co. announced partnerships on 24 March with GE Healthcare and 3M Co. to manufacture much-needed medical ventilators and respirators. The auto maker also said it’s developing and testing plastic face shields for health care workers.