Grey Innovation is pleased to announce the first NOTUS Vivere emergency invasive ventilator has been produced. Supported by the Australian Government, the Victorian Government and AMGC, the program kicked off with the coming together of our local consortium in early April. A Smiths Medical certified ventilator design out of the UK is being produced under license using Australian manufactured components.
As widely reported, the NOTUS program is unprecedented and brings together some 30 suppliers, all willing and able to do their bit to help fight the coronavirus pandemic and boost the national stockpile of lifesaving medical equipment. It has demanded extraordinary collaboration and effort from all involved to deliver on the milestones set by the Federal Government supply contract. The $31.3m supply contract covers production of the device, production of bespoke test equipment for verification and extensive documentation to achieve TGA approval, all to be completed over a very short timeframe.
Grey Innovation CEO, Peter Meikle said, "We thank the members of the consortium for exhibiting the highest levels of capability and quality. Our governments, federal and state, have been incredibly flexible and supportive in helping to facilitate the NOTUS project."
2,000 ventilators are scheduled for delivery to the Federal Health Department by the end of July.
NOTUS Emergency Invasive Ventilator Program led by Grey Innovation suppliers
ANCA CNC Machines, Robert Bosch Australia, Braemac, Circuitwise Electronics Manufacturing, Dolphin, Fairmont Medical, GoProto, Hosico Group, Hydronic Seals Australia, Hydrix, Jehbco Silicone Specialists, Luna Nameplate Industries, Marand, Markerry Industries, Medmont, Mills Ormiston Rubber, Mo Milling, National Industries, Planet Innovation, Romar Engineering, Sciflo, Shotton Group, Smiths Medical, Stug Australia, Swinburne University of Technology