Vyaire Medical, the world’s largest healthcare company fully dedicated to respiratory care, demonstrated its commitment to customers and patients through a temporary partnership that will allow Vyaire to meeting the global demand for ventilators.
Vyaire Medical’s agreement with Spirit AeroSystems, one of the world’s largest non-OEM designers and manufacturers of aerostructures for commercial and defense aircraft, is meaningful action to meet unprecedented demand for ventilation equipment in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has upended our way of life, but this is our opportunity to meet the needs of the American people with this partnership,” said Vyaire Medical CEO Gaurav Agarwal. “Spirit’s breadth of technical capability, manufacturing prowess and skilled workforce make them ideally suited to support us in scaling our operations to meet this unprecedented demand.”
Spirit, based in Wichita, Kan., has expertise with industrializing and building at high production rates and has a large, well-trained and experienced workforce of assembly mechanics, machinists, factory managers and supply chain professionals already working to support conversion of manufacturing to medical devices. Training of staff and design of the production system is underway at Spirit facilities in Kansas. Teams are readying the facilities with production materials, critical equipment and building infrastructure to stand up manufacturing lines.
In April Vyaire Medical was chosen by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide 22,000 of its LTV2 2200 ventilators to the U.S. Strategic National Stockpile. In addition to the national stockpile request, Vyaire is working with state and private hospital and health system clients to ensure delivery of ventilators to areas of greatest need.
“The Spirit manufacturing and supply collaboration will help to balance the needs of clinicians urgently treating patients at the bedside with the commitment to fill or replenish strategic stockpiles,” Agarwal said.” Vyaire is working with customers, including the HHS, to ensure patient need is prioritized and that critical care ventilators are distributed to areas in most need.”
For more information about Vyaire’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, visit the company’s COVID-19 Response Center at https://www.vyaire.com/Covid-19.
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