But Penlon, which makes anaesthesia machines that include a ventilator, is cautious about hopes that other companies can start making the equipment.
“The idea that an engineering company can quickly manufacturer medical devices, and comply with the rules, is unrealistic because of the heavy burden of standards and regulations that need to be complied with,” said Penlon’s Mr Thompson.
This doesn’t make any sense to me. Doesn’t Penlon realise that the world has declared a state of emergency, and if medical equipment is manufactured to an adequate standard, who is going to care about politics and red tape if that device is going to save lives ??