ResMed ramps up production

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

SAN DIEGO – ResMed is looking to double or triple its output of ventilators and increase more than tenfold its production of masks, says CEO Mick Farrell.

“As a global leader in respiratory medicine, ResMed stands with the world in the face of the latest coronavirus disease COVID-19 and is ready to help mitigate its effects, helping people breathe while their immune system fights the virus,” he said in a March 23 statement. “More than 7,500 Resmedians are working in over 140 countries for this purpose. We are working with governments, health authorities, hospitals, physicians and patients worldwide to assess their needs and to deliver the ventilation therapy that is essential to treat the respiratory complications of COVID-19.”

ResMed is also taking precautions like instituting a work-from-home policy for all employees who can do so, social distancing, and ensuring safe manufacturing practices and top-level hygiene procedures at its manufacturing, service and distribution centers.

Farrell also thanked front-line clinical workers—many thousands of respiratory therapists, nurses, pulmonary and critical care medicine physicians, as well as hospital and clinical staff who set up vents and masks for patients.

“You are the superheroes of this crisis and we salute you,” he said.