High-end PC builder Maingear will produce ventilators for the NYC area

Maingear is known for building custom, high-end gaming PCs, but it’s responding to the novel coronavirus pandemic in a noble way by developing ventilators to help patients who suffer from COVID-19. It has allocated a portion of its manufacturing capability specifically to aid New York City’s overwhelmed intensive care units. In a press release, it also pledged to scale up its efforts if necessary to assist hospitals around the world with its ventilators.

The New Jersey-based company claims that its Maingear LIV ventilator, which it developed in-house alongside medical advisers in just a few weeks, is made by using off-the-shelf parts and can be “produced for approximately a quarter of the price” of what regular ventilators cost to make….

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