Shipped Philips Ventilators © Frank van Beek

Philips will be doubling the production of hospital ventilators in its manufacturing sites in the U.S. as early as next month. Ultimately, a four-fold increase must be reached by the third quarter of 2020 for supply to the U.S. and global markets. Such ventilators are critical for the treatment of patients with the new coronavirus disease COVID-19. Philips says it will invest several tens of millions in its ventilator manufacturing sites in the U.S.

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