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Coronavirus spurs Terumo and Senko to make more heart-lung machines

Japanese medical equipment makers respond to government production subsidies

Japanese medical equipment maker Terumo plans to double its production capacity for heart-lung machines as demand for the devices surges, along with the number of coronavirus patients.

TOKYO -- Japanese medical equipment companies will increase production of heart-lung machines used to treat severe pneumonia, as they work to meet surging demand in response to the growing number of novel coronavirus infections.

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