Thornhill Medical, a leading innovator in medical technologies, has agreed to produce and deliver 500 mobile compact ventilator systems as part of Canada’s response to fight COVID-19.
The announcement came on the heels of an agreement signed with the Government of Ontario and Thornhill Medical to produce and supply several of its compact, portable ICU units for use across the province. Thornhill Medical’s MOVES SLC is already in use around the world and is produced at the company’s own manufacturing facility in Toronto.
Following the signing of a letter of intent by the Government of Canada, Thornhill Medical moved immediately to scale up its production plans and expand its manufacturing partnerships and supply chain.
“We are honoured to provide our Canadian-made ventilator system to support Canadians and our healthcare system in its efforts to fight COVID-19,” Thornhill Medical CEO Lesley Gouldie said. “We are also grateful to our existing and new partners that are joining us in scaling up our portable ICU technology which will provide increased life-saving capacity in these unprecedented circumstances.”
The company has partnered with global advanced manufacturing company Linamar which has its headquarters based in Guelph to enable increased production capacity. Thornhill Medical received numerous offers of support from manufacturers within Canada and abroad as well as from individual Canadians, students and companies wanting to contribute with Thornhill Medical in the fight against COVID-19.
Photo: Thornhill Medical’s MOVES SLC unit is a compact portable, self-contained device that provides all of the crucial functions available in a modern intensive care unit (ICU). (CNW Group/Thornhill Medical).