Zoll Medical Corp. announced that it is increasing its manufacturing capacity to 10,000 ventilators per month in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chelsmford, Mass.–based Zoll reached out to its supply base, which is mostly stationed in the U.S., to enlist its support as it ramps up its ventilator production nearly 25-fold compared to recent production volumes, according to a news release.
“As we strive to meet the increased demand, we have the benefit of a large, highly trained workforce and a state-of-the-art factory and are prepared to expand our supply base as necessary,” Zoll CEO Jon Rennert said in the news release. “We have received many unsolicited offers of help from not just medical companies, but industries including aerospace, automotive, and information technology. We look forward to working with the U.S. Government and private industry collaborators to meet this urgent need.”
The company’s ventilator is touted as the preferred transport ventilator of the U.S. Defense Dept. for more than 10 years as the portable design offers capabilities in potentially challenging environments. They can be used with bacterial/viral filters, chemical/biological filters and heat and moisture exchanging filters.
Zoll manufactures the Z Vent mechanical ventilator for the EMS and hospital markets, along with the EMV+ mechanical ventilator for the military market.