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UK’s COVID-19 Ventilator Challenge Scores First Success

Executive Summary

UK anesthesia products manufacturer Penlon has received UK regulatory approval for a new ventilator, having taken up the government’s Ventilator Challenge in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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