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Make Brazil Breathe Again

How one ventilator manufacturer multiplied its production capacity tenfold, in record time

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Magnamed is one of the few Brazilian companies that produces lung ventilators which are crucial to saving the lives of patients with severe cases of Covid-19. It was founded 15 years ago by three engineers of Japanese descent who left their careers in medical equipment companies to start their own business.

This year, before the Carnival holidays in February when Brazil was blissfully unaware of what was to come in the following month, Magnamed had noticed an increase in demand for its products coming from abroad. 

Daniel Izzo, co-founder of impact investing venture capital firm Vox Capital — one of...

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