Coronavirus ventilator wins UK approval in run-up to NHS rollout

Penlon’s ESO2 device becomes first model to get green light from UK’s healthcare regulator

A medical ventilator to help Covid-19 patients breathe has been granted regulatory approval, meaning hundreds could be rolled out to hospitals from next week.

Penlon’s ESO2 device, developed under the codename Project Oyster, will become the first model to get the green light from the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), with an announcement expected as soon as Thursday.

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