An application has been submitted for Emergency Use Authorization and Virgin Orbit is engaged in ongoing discussions with regulators, experts and the US government.
Virgin Orbit CEO Dan Hart presented the design to California Governor Gavin Newsom and his team at the Emergency Medical Services Authority, led by Dr. David Duncan. The Virgin Orbit team were grateful to receive concrete feedback to help ensure that the ventilators can help patients as soon as possible.
Watch the video above to see Dan Hart with Governor of California Gavin Newsom discussing the ventilator and sharing the prototype.
The team are aspiring to hit a production rate of 100 devices per week within about a week; doubling that in the following week; and then doubling the figure again in subsequent weeks.