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Medela announced today that it will open a new manufacturing line in the U.S. for its Vario 18 AC portable suction pumps, which provide suction and fluid removal during respiratory treatment provided by ventilators.

The company said it will produce 10,000 units beginning in June from its Americas headquarters in McHenry, Ill. to help meet the ongoing needs of hospitals and other healthcare facilities treating COVID-19 patients throughout North America.

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