Medical Device Maker ZOLL Medical Corporation Collaborates with Cogmedix to Rapidly Scale-Up Ventilator Manufacturing

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Rapid Manufacturing Partnership Produces Nearly 9000 New Medical Ventilators

A ventilator assembly is tagged by a Cogmedix associate.

Ventilator assembly and testing at Cogmedix.

The entire Cogmedix and ZOLL team demonstrated profound dedication and resilience to meet this essential manufacturing need during this unprecedented period.

Cogmedix, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Coghlin Companies, Inc., and provider of FDA-compliant medical device manufacturing services, is proud to announce the successful completion of its collaborative program with ZOLL Medical Corporation of Chelmsford, Mass., to rapidly increase ventilator production in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Earlier this year, ZOLL announced its plan to deliver 10,000 ventilators per month and immediately mobilized compliant supply chain partners that could assist in the production and rapid scale-up responsibilities necessary to meet this surging demand. After strategic discussions, quality audits, and capacity assessment, ZOLL selected Massachusetts-based Cogmedix as a partner.

“In the face of the most challenging pandemic of our lifetime, our team at Cogmedix was able to rapidly establish compliant work-cells, train staff, deploy record management systems, and scale-up production,” said Coghlin Companies President and CEO Chris Coghlin.

“The support received from ZOLL during this process was exemplary,” said Coghlin. “Our close proximity to ZOLL’s headquarters and our strong reputation of successfully commercializing complex electronic and electro-mechanical medical devices for global med-device OEMs made this relationship a natural fit from the start.”

"We have always strived to build the highest-quality portable ventilators on the market," said Jon Rennert, CEO of ZOLL. ”We have a large, highly trained workforce and state-of-the-art factories. However, when ZOLL’s demand outpaced capacity, Cogmedix helped us scale manufacturing to meet the urgent need for expanded production.”

“The entire Cogmedix and ZOLL team demonstrated profound dedication and resilience to meet this essential manufacturing need during this unprecedented period,” he added.

The ZOLL ventilator has been the preferred transport ventilator of the U.S. Department of Defense for more than 10 years. The design is proven to be portable, rugged, safe, reliable, and easy to use in challenging environments.

Cogmedix produces thousands of medical devices annually for global leading innovators in the surgical, aesthetic, dental, and ophthalmic industries with exceptional compliance, competence, and commitment. Facilities are equipped with dedicated work-cells, clean rooms and custom test labs that operate in accordance with state and federal safety guidelines.


Cogmedix is an FDA registered, ISO 13485:2016 certified company providing turnkey engineering, manufacturing, and fulfillment services to a diversified mix of medical and dental OEMs through its Medical Technology Brought to Life™ mission. Cogmedix delivers high-quality finished devices to market with compliance, competence, and commitment. Cogmedix is a subsidiary of Coghlin Companies, Inc., a privately held Time to Market Services™ Company headquartered in Westborough, Mass. Visit to learn more.

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