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Meet the small manufacturers scaling up to build the made-in-Canada ventilators and coronavirus testing kits — podcast


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Meet the small manufacturers scaling up to build the made-in-Canada ventilators and coronavirus testing kits — podcast

April 1, 202011:30 AM EDTLast UpdatedApril 6, 20201:30 PM EDT Ventilators, surgical masks and testing kits have become hot commodities as countries race to buy up the medical equipment needed to fight the coronavirus pandemic.This week on Down to Business, host Emily Jackson speaks with two small Canadian manufacturers that have signed contracts with the…

Meet the small manufacturers scaling up to build the made-in-Canada ventilators and coronavirus testing kits — podcast

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Ventilators, surgical masks and testing kits have become hot commodities as countries race to buy up the medical equipment needed to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

This week on Down to Business, host Emily Jackson speaks with two small Canadian manufacturers that have signed contracts with the federal government to build made-in-Canada medical gear to supply frontline health workers.

Ottawa-based Spartan Biosciences Inc. chief executive Paul Lem discusses how his company is making hundreds of thousands of portable tests for COVID-19.

Toronto-based Thornhill Medical chief executive Lesley Gouldie speaks about her company’s partnership with auto parts giant Linamar Corp. to scale up production to build 500 of its transportable ICU ventilator units, originally designed for military use.

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