Vacuum Systems for the Treatment of COVID-19 Patients in Brazil

The Pacaembu Stadium in Sao Paulo was converted into a field hospital. Image: Fotoarena/Imago Images
( | Press Release | 2020-05-05 03:39:07 )
Brazil currently has the most confirmed COVID-19 cases in South America. Already in March, hospital capacities for intensive medical care of corona patients were expanded, and several field hospitals were established.
In Brazil, Busch Vacuum Solutions works closely together with a customer that builds and installs medical gas supply systems. Busch has developed a series of vacuum supply systems for hospitals especially for this customer. Shortly before the outbreak of the Corona pandemic, Busch received an innovation award for this product from the customer. The necessity of such vacuum systems became apparent only days later: Due to the spreading pandemic, Busch's storage and production capacity in Brazil was expanded in order to be able to deliver as quickly as possible. Busch was thus able to deliver the needed vacuum systems in time for the completion of the field hospitals and the expansion of the intensive care units in hospitals.
The largest field hospital was built in the Pacaembu Stadium in Sao Paulo for 2,800 patients. The stadium, which hosted matches for the 1950 World Cup and the 1963 Pan American Games, has been in operation as a field hospital since mid-April. Four other field hospitals in Brazil are now also equipped with gas and vacuum supply systems and take care of corona patients.

Busch Vacuum Solutions is one of the world’s largest producers of vacuum pumps, vacuum systems, blowers and compressors.
Its extensive product portfolio comprises solutions for vacuum and overpressure applications in all industries, including the chemical, semiconductor, medical technology, plastics, and food sectors. It also covers the design and construction of customized vacuum systems, as well as a global service network.
The Busch group is a family-owned company and is still managed by the Busch family. Busch Vacuum Solutions has 3,500 employees in more than 60 companies in over 40 countries worldwide. Busch is headquartered in Maulburg, in southwest Germany. This is the location of Busch SE headquarters, as well as the German production facility and German sales company. In addition to Maulburg, Busch also has its own production plants in Switzerland, the UK, Czech Republic, Korea and the USA.

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