We all are facing an unprecedented challenge. The medical and healthcare communities in the United States and across the world are responding to a medical emergency involving spread of the Novel Coronavirus Disease (“COVID-19”). On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (“WHO”) declared the outbreak of COVID-19 a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (“PHEIC”), and, on March 11, 2020, the WHO Director General declared COVID-19 a pandemic. On March 13, 2020, President Donald J. Trump declared a National Emergency in the United States due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
In response to this crisis, Medtronic is working around the clock to manufacture ventilators and to create new solutions for increased ventilator production. To this end, and in support of the public health and medical response of governmental agencies around the world, Medtronic has publicly posted design specifications for the Puritan BennettTM 560 (PB560) ventilator to allow innovators, inventors, start-ups, and academic institutions to leverage their own expertise and resources to evaluate options for rapid ventilator manufacturing. Among the materials publicly posted are hardware-design specifications and manufacturing instructions, ventilator-design documents (including manufacturing fixtures, printed circuit-board drawings, multiple bills of materials [BOMs], and 3D CAD files), and software source-code files. We have also completed the upload of design, software, and technical files.
Thank you for interest in addressing the critical need for ventilators.
To access the specifications, please register below. After you do, you will be redirected to a new page on medtronic.com to download the files. Note that all documents and guidance are subject to the terms of the Permissive License and the provisions and restrictions contained therein.
Please note: To date, there have been more than 90,000 registrations for design specifications since we publicly shared them — and we are very pleased with the global response to support the world's need for more ventilators. Unfortunately, we are unable to respond individually to technical questions that you may have, given the time limitations and the increased demands on our team as we ramp up Medtronic ventilator production. To support you, we have created a Self-Service FAQ to answer the most commonly asked questions.
Thank you for your interest in using innovation to save lives. Together, we can help speed the development and production of this important technology.