Getinge is a global healthcare technology company with products and solutions for topics such as acute care therapies, surgical workflows, and life sciences.
The company offers products for hospital contexts and life sciences purposes. Products that are manufactured for hospitals include advanced monitoring systems, endovascular solutions, extracorporeal life support machines, operating tables, mechanical ventilation, consumables, workflow software, and more. Some examples of life science products are aseptic transfer systems and decontamination devices.
The pandemic involving COVID-19 in 2020 created a large demand for ventilators as one of the symptoms of the virus is shortness of breath. Getinge's anesthesia machines have the potential to be repurposed as ventilators in intensive care units. The machines are meant only to be used in a hospital setting and are not meant to be used as long-term ventilators. In order to meet the demand, the company temporarily increased production by 60%.
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Getinge to increase ventilator production by 60% this year
March 17, 2020
Sweden's Getinge to Deliver 500 Ventilators to Italy as Demand Rockets
March 16, 2020
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- Cluster: COVID-19A cluster of topics related to COVID-19. COVID-19 is the abbreviated name for coronavirus disease 2019, a respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus strain called SARS-CoV-2. COVID-19 was first detected in Wuhan City, China and the outbreak was declared a pandemic on March 11, 2020 by the WHO.