Notice for Australian manufacturers of new ventilators

If you are an Australian manufacturer who can produce ventilators for use in Australia’s response to COVID-19, please note the new minimum technical requirements.
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We're working with Australian manufacturers to increase production in the fight against COVID-19.

The Australian government is increasing the availability of invasive ventilators to support Intensive Care Units (ICUs) in Australia.

The Therapeutic Good Administration (TGA) has published new minimum technical requirements for domestically manufactured ventilators. These requirements ensure the ventillators are suitable for supply and use in Australian hospitals when approved devices are not available during the COVID-19 emergency.

Businesses with the capability to manufacture ventilators must ensure they can deliver ventilators in line with these specifications.

Read the ventilator specifications.

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