Canadian Manufacturing

Yorkville Sound partners with StarFish Medical to produce ventilators during COVID-19

Yorkville Sound says their goal is to help increase the availability of ventilators in Canada

May 13, 2020  by CM Staff

TORONTO – Yorkville Sound, a manufacturer and distributor of pro audio systems and musical instruments, announced on May 13 the company is now engineering and manufacturing ventilators to help fight COVID-19.

In conjunction with StarFish Medical, Yorkville’s design team is engaged in an open-source ventilator design project, with a goal of increasing the availability of ventilators in Canada.

“Our design and manufacturing team is very excited to be part of the solution during this unprecedented time.” said Steve Long, Yorkville Sound’s president in a prepared statement. “We’re providing circuit-board design and layout, as well as the assembly of the control panel for the ventilator project. We are dedicated to help flatten the curve and provide much needed equipment for our country’s healthcare professionals.”

“What better contributor to a Canadian emergency ventilator program than Yorkville Sound, whose manufacturing and production ingenuity established them at the top of the music and professional sound industry,” John Walmsley, EVP of strategic relationships at StarFish Medical said in a prepared statement. “Like other industrial contributors, Yorkville stepped in and got us the parts we needed fast.”

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Yorkville Sound’s ventilator project was inspired by The Winnipeg Ventilator, a project designed for ICU use and among the easiest in the world to bring into high volume production.