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Game-changing ventilators have yet to be given approval by medical regulator

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None of the new life-saving mechanical ventilators ordered last month to cope with the increase in coronavirus patients has so far been awarded safety approval.

Models by manufacturers such as Dyson have yet to get the green light from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, the Financial Times reported.

It comes a month after the Government issued a rallying cry to put non-medical manufacturers such as Dyson on a "war footing" to make additional machines.

The lag is thought to be due in part to changing clinical understanding of how best to manage the virus.

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Source: The Times, 14 April 2020

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