The need for ventilators is on the rise across the globe, the company said.
These are systems for which Sensirion provides the sensors.
The company’s employees are following strict hygiene and safety measures and doing all they can to meet the increased demand for life-saving sensors.
The coronavirus is spreading and many of those infected are having difficulty breathing.
For these patients, respiratory devices are an essential part of treatment and could ultimately save their lives. Global demand for respiratory devices has therefore risen sharply given the urgency of the situation.
“As the crisis has developed, demand for our medical flow sensors has increased substantially in countries and regions such as Switzerland, the USA, China, the UK, Germany and Oceania," said Andrea Orzati,VP marketing & sales at Sensirion. "We are doing everything we can to ensure these life-saving sensors are delivered to patients. The fantastic commitment of our employees paired with our purchasing department’s proactive planning means that we have been able to complete all deliveries on schedule so far."
“Our development team is currently working intensively on a new sensor solution that can be quickly manufactured on a wide scale and integrated into existing respiratory devices," added Pascal Gerner, director Product Management at Sensirion. "This will allow manufacturers to quickly produce safe, reliable respiratory devices in sufficient numbers as the crisis continues.”
Added CEO Marc von Waldkirch: “It is in times of trouble that the team spirit of our workforce truly comes to the fore. I am exceptionally proud of the solidarity, flexibility and cooperation we are demonstrating. Our top priority is to produce life-saving sensors while safeguarding the health of our employees. We’ve actually managed to increase production despite applying maximum hygiene and safety measures.”