Medical device shortage: Respironics VX850 Ventilator

The Respironics VX850 Ventilator is currently reported as a medical device shortage through the Interim Order to help prevent or alleviate shortages in relation to COVID-19. For a full list of shortages, refer to the medical device shortages: list of shortages.

Posted on 2020-07-09

Type of report

Actual medical device shortage

Name of medical device (including any component, accessory, consumable material or part that is in shortage, including the model name) if applicable

Respironics VX850 Ventilator

Other names (for example trade name), if applicable

VX850 Ventilator

Package description (for example, packaging formats, sizes, quantities)

One VX850 Ventilator per box

Class of medical device (I, II, III or IV), if known

Class III

Device identifier(s) (for example, serial number, catalogue number, part number, model number, or unique device identifier)


Medical device licence number (for Class II, III and IV), if known


Single use product


Manufacturer's name

Respironics California LLC

Manufacturer's mailing address

2271 Cosmos Court
Carlsbad, California

Reason for shortage

Increase in demand for the medical device

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