14-05-2020 life sciences & health

Minister Van Rijn receives first ventilation system.


Today, Minister Van Rijn, responsible for Medical Care and Sport in the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, visited the location of Demcon in Best. There, on behalf of the Dutch government, he received the first ventilation system from Dennis Schipper, CEO of Demcon. In total Demcon will deliver 500 ventilation systems that the government will distribute among the hospitals who need them. The ventilation systems are only meant for coronapatients on the intensive care.

Prior to the handover, Van Rijn was informed about the development and production process of the DemcAir ventilation system by, among others, Dennis Schipper and other employees from the project team. Representatives of some of the hospitals who participated in the (pre)clinical tests, namely the Catharina Hospital in Eindhoven, the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam and the Isala in Zwolle, shared their experiences with the system. In addition, Van Rijn was given a tour of the production facilities where employees were fully engaged in the assembly of the systems.