U.S. Ventilator Manufacturers

Goals

To obtain a list of medical ventilators that are manufactured in the U.S. that also have the majority of their components manufactured in the U.S., in order to understand which manufacturers are not reliant on overseas supply chains.

Early Findings

U.S. Manufacturers

  • According to a market report from IBIS World, the companies in the U.S. with the largest share of the ventilator market are Dragerwerk AG & Co. KGaA and CareFusion Corp.
  • Ventec Life Systems also manufacturers ventilators in the U.S., although they are a smaller player. The larger players in the U.S. are Medtronic (the Puritan Bennett brand), GE Healthcare, and Allied Healthcare
  • According to an article by MarketWatch, there are only a few companies in the U.S. that manufacture ventilators. In addition to the ones already mentioned, manufacturers include Gettings AB, Hillrom Holdings, ResMed, Hamilton Medical, and Vyaire Medical.

Hamilton Medical

  • Further investigation of Hamilton found that they do not appear to currently manufacture ventilators in the U.S., although there is currently discussions about building a manufacturing plant in Reno, NV, where the U.S. division of the company is headquartered. However, currently, the only assembly plant for ventilators is in Switzerland.

CareFusion

  • CareFusion was acquired by Becton Dickinson in 2015.
  • There was no standalone website for the company that was found, and very few details about the company were found on the Becton Dickinson website.

Medtronic

  • Upon further research, it does not appear that Medtronic manufactures their Puritan Bennett brand of ventilators in the U.S. A recent article on the company website indicates that the ventilators are produced in Ireland.

Summary of Findings Related to Goals

  • Although we were able to compile an initial list of U.S. ventilator manufacturers, further research into the companies has found that production of the ventilators does not actually occur in the U.S., at least for some companies.
  • Withing the time we had, we were only able to examine three companies of the eleven we found. Therefore, further research is needed to not only determine whether these companies manufacture in the U.S., but also whether they get their parts primarily from U.S. suppliers. Our initial search indicates that data on where suppliers are located may not be publicly available unless the brands somehow promote this.
  • In addition to this public search, we scanned our proprietary research database of over 1 million sources and were unable to find any specific research reports that address your goals.

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