VentsShortly before Easter, Victorian-based manufacturing company, Grey Innovation, was awarded a $31 million agreement with the Australian government to produce 2000 invasive ventilators.

Grey Innovation will lead the project, working alongside other manufacturing and engineering firms, each showing a collaborative spirit within Australia’s advanced technical and engineering capability.

The notas Emergency Invasive Ventilator Program will leverage the expertise of thirty industry leaders to produce the ventilators. The turn-around time for the ventilators’ arrival on the market will necessitate utilising a certified mechanical ventilator design from a company in Victoria already under licence for production1.

Victorian hospitals currently have around 10002 ventilators, leaving the health system poorly placed to give necessary aid to patients who contract COVID-19. These life-saving machines will help underpin the fantastic work that health professionals are performing to keep Victorians safe during these challenging times.

Is your business involved in this project? If so, we’d love to hear from you. Let us know what you’re doing to help prevent the threat of coronavirus. Drop us a line to info@amcouncil.com.au.


1 Sourced: https://www.greyinnovation.com/newsroom/article/19/grey-innovation-to-lead-industry-consortium-to-build-ventilators-in-victoria.html 

2 Sourced: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/backing-victorian-industry-to-boost-supply-of-ventilators/