A Turkish firm will deliver the country’s first home-made medical ventilator after April 15, the industry and technology minister said on Friday.

Mustafa Varank said that more than 100 engineers from the country’s high-tech firms such as Baykar, Aselsan and TAI were working to produce the device in accordance with international standards.

Several companies, some of them from the health sector, are focused on manufacturing the breathing machines, which are critical for the treatment of coronavirus.

BIOSYS, a Turkish technology producer, made its first prototype after a five-year research and development process.

The ventilator’s mass production has already begun

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