Innovators Responding to World Events

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Innovators Responding to Crises

  • 1.  Innovators Responding to Crises

    Posted 04-16-2020 15:40
    I'm so proud of my PDMA colleagues!  The examples in this post are real and significant actions to quickly innovate and provide solutions to address issues related to COVID-19.
    I'm sure there are many more examples,
    Do you have stories to share from your company or community?

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    [Sue] [Burek] [NPDP]
    [kHUB Administrator]
    [PDMA]
    [Huntersville] [NC]
    [585-314-4611]
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  • 2.  RE: Innovators Responding to Crises

    Posted 18 days ago
    Hello Sue,

    Glad to see this post, we have been doing a great deal at Medtronic to innovate around COVID-19. We have open sourced our PB560 Ventilator design (with over 100,000 downloads as of May 2020) and ramped up production of our ventilators to nearly 5 times what it was in March 2020. We have created PPE's through our 3D printing network across the globe. We also have been working with the University of Minnesota to help provide technical support on their ventilator design and manufacturing.

    ​Regards,

    Michael

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    Michael O'Connor
    Director Strategy and Project Management, Ph.D.
    Medtronic
    Minneapolis MN
    (763)526-0203
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