Factories in China work 24/7 to build ventilators for Italy, US
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BEIJING (BLOOMBERG) - About a 40-minute drive to the east of China's capital, Beijing Aeonmed Co has been working around the clock since Jan20.

After meeting the country's needs two weeks ago, its factory lines have been working flat out on orders from overseas for its lifesaving ventilators. With three shifts and even research and development staff working the production line, the company's machines have been going non-stop.

"There's literally no country in the world that doesn't want to buy a ventilator from China right now," said Li Kai, director of Beijing Aeonmed, "We have tens of thousands of orders waiting. The issue is how fast we can make them."

As the global death toll from the coronavirus crosses 15,000, doctors from Milan to New York are desperately seeking ventilators. In severe cases, the availability of a ventilator that can help a Covid-19 patient breathe can determine if he lives or dies. Late last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the state, which has about 5,000 to 6,000 ventilators, might need 30,000 of them.

"It's ventilators, ventilators, ventilators," Cuomo told reporters. "That is the greatest need." The state "has people in China shopping for ventilators," he said.

Overall in the US, the Society of Critical Care Medicine estimates that 960,000 patients would need ventilator support due to Covid-19, but the nation only has about 200,000 such machines. In Italy, the country with the most number of fatalities from the pandemic, a severe ventilator shortage has forced doctors to triage patients.

For companies like Beijing Aeonmed, though, it's roaring business as orders pour in from dozens of countries, many of which are chartering planes or using military aircraft to pick up the machines. Aeonmed isn't the only Chinese company racing against the clock to build ventilators.

"All the ventilator factories in China have reached their maximum capacity, occupied fully by foreign demand," said Wu Chuanpu, director of supply chain at Vedeng.com, one of the main platforms in China connecting medical equipment suppliers and buyers.

The factories have orders to keep them at full capacity until May, according to Wu. Vedeng is still getting more than 60 to 70 new orders every day, each asking for hundreds or thousands of such machines, he said. Many are from governments.

Ventilators pump oxygen into the lungs and remove carbon dioxide from the body. Many patients inflicted by the coronavirus need the machine because their blood oxygen level drops precipitously - a condition called hypoxemia - which can cause organ damage and be potentially life threatening.

The ventilator demand is so great that US President Donald Trump has given automakers the green light to reconfigure their plants to make the machines.

Ford Motor, General Motors and Tesla have been given the "go ahead" to make ventilators, Trump said in a tweet Sunday.

However, unlike face masks or thermometers, where companies can quickly ramp up production, ventilators have a higher barrier to entry, making a rapid expansion of production more difficult, Wu said.

"The expansion of the production line is very time-consuming and resources-intensive," he said. "It also involves personnel training. It is too cumbersome."

The dramatic increase in demand for the machines is in stark contrast to their need in normal times. Ordinarily, hospitals have a few dozen machines that are required for only critical cases. Now, they may need them for every bed in their intensive care units.

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said earlier this month that as of March 3, the country's main manufacturers delivered about 14,000 non-invasive ventilators and 2,900 invasive ones to Hubei, the region where the coronavirus outbreak originated. That compares with the nationwide demand for ventilators in 2018 of 14,700, according to Huajing Research.

China is able to supply at least 14,000 non-invasive ventilators in April, according to Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Nikkie Lu, based on what factories supplied Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei, in the month of March. She estimated the collective value of these machines at $100 million to $300 million.

Meanwhile, as the orders come in, Beijing Aeonmed expects to ring in sales that are several times more than last year.

"The epidemic is not a problem of just one country," said Li. "The global fight against the pandemic is a test of made-in-China speed and quality."

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Do we have enough ventilators in Spore? Place the order now before too late. thumbs up
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Trump's trade war with China is a joke. Now begging China to produce these ventilators.
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Ford says they can start production with the earliest date in June.
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Why work 24 hrs for the evil. Ingrate. Just let them queue and pay premium for shorter leadtime
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26-3-2020 1:25 PM
theold said:
Ford says they can start production with the earliest date in June.

by june ? coffins production faster.imo
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25-3-2020 10:41 PM
century said:


复工后即倒闭 东莞三大企业因欧美撤单结业及停产




受到疫情等不利因素冲击,广东多家大型制造商不是停产休假,就是索性倒闭结业。有经济学者认为,全球疫情爆发,加速了外资撤离中国。



these 3 are just examples....tons after tons, bankrupt & close down in china....jobless is even worse as many foreign factories pull out of china, funds also flowing out at faster pace....many china local govt cant even pay out salary now..... Rolling on the flor laughing thumbs up


25-3-2020 10:41 PM
century said:


Tesla产呼吸机 3M月产1亿口罩…美国全面抗疫




马斯克曾称,转型生产呼吸机并不困难,“特斯拉生产的汽车拥有先进的暖通空调系统,SpaceX生产的宇宙飞船拥有生命支持系统。”如果呼吸机出现短缺,他愿意制造.
口罩行业的标杆——3M公司,在过去两个月内将产量提高了一倍,目前每个月能生产1亿个N95口罩,提供给美国医疗机构。



呼吸机, n95 mask...all these are patented by western company.....
after this pandemic, no country will rely & produce their products & goods in china....time to move all factories back to their own country & out of china now.....forget about cost....big lesson to learn....whole world have seen all the china lies, greed & evil in this pandemic..... thumbs up Rolling on the flor laughing
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26-3-2020 1:25 PM
theold said:
Ford says they can start production with the earliest date in June.

To make ventilators is not straightforward, they need to build the supply chain (that doesn't exist in the US right now) for varies parts first, then the production lines, which will take at least a few months...no wonder Trump suddenly stops calling COVID-19 'Chinese Virus' as he needs China to supply large quantity of ventilators to the US urgently.

Trump's idea of letting Tesla and Ford to manufacture ventilators has setback as building a supply chain takes months.
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26-3-2020 1:36 PM
lvlrsSTI said:
To make ventilators is not straightforward, they need to build the supply chain (that doesn't exist in the US right now) for varies parts first, then the production lines, which will take at least a few months...no wonder Trump suddenly stops calling COVID-19 'Chinese Virus' as he needs China to supply large quantity of ventilators to the US urgently.

Trump's idea of letting Tesla and Ford to manufacture ventilators has setback as building a supply chain takes months.

Elon Musk has delivered 1,255 ventilators, which he bought from China, to California officials, according to Newsweek.

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US wildly dependent on coronavirus-plagued China for basic health-care needs
https://nypost.com/2020/02/19/us-wildly-...are-needs/

...So China remains the sole supplier of raw materials for most of America’s essential medicines. “What worries me the most is the shortage of antibiotics,” warns former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention chief Julie Gerberding.

Our health system is “precariously dependent on China” for supplies, warns former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb. That includes drugs to treat lung and breast cancer, the active ingredient for Tamiflu to treat influenza, implantable defibrillators for heart patients, and the masks, gloves and gowns health workers need.

Expect our hospitals to experience shortages in the next three months, Gottlieb predicts, whether the coronavirus spreads here or not.

No surprise, China is prioritizing its own country’s needs ahead of America’s medical-supply chain. Many Chinese factories are closed down. Beijing is slashing medical exports and redirecting what is produced for local use.
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