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Asahi Kasei’s US Subsidiary Turbocharges Ventilator Production amid Coronavirus Outbreak

March 26, 2020
Asahi Kasei said on March 25 that ZOLL Medical, a US medical devices manufacturer under its group, has decided to ramp up the production of its ventilator to some 10,000 units per month in response to the growing number of…

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